Crap. Crap. Crap.
That’s the only way I can sum up the last Tuesday night as I left my bank card in the ATM.
It seems like a silly enough thing to do, but trust me, it happens a lot in China, especially to us foreigners.
It’s not because we’re not as smart as our Chinese counterparts (or maybe it is), but it’s because Chinese ATM’s are just plain crappy. The biggest problem with Chinese ATM’s is that they give you the money before they give you the card, the opposite to what it is in Australia and most other countries (or at least ones I’ve been in where I have use ATM’s).
It’s too easy to take your money and then walk away. Hell, I did it ever since I received my first bank card in Australia, and it really seems that it makes the most sense to get your money last.
So, after waiting close to an hour at the bank, I now have to pick up my new bank card, with new bank number, in one weeks time.