Instant messages from a friend who I’m sure would blog this but can’t for obvious reasons:
Steve: I’m making an emergency run to best buy for someone because they need 6 UPSs and they won’t make it in time
Steve: and I’m going to spend $1200 of my own money and someone will meet me with cash in a town 40 miles west of me (the best buy is 40 miles east of me and closes in an hour)
Steve: he works for a bank and it is apparently for them
Steve: the cash exchange will happen in a gas station parking lot
And that my friends is how IT in the banking industry works: money exchanged in the parking lot of gas stations for consumer grade equipment thats bound to be put in a mission critical position.
Steve, you know who you are, and you know what site to submit your story to.