You always hear conventional wisdom about using an ATM.
And, so any time I'm at the ATM, I am like a one-woman hygiene & crime-fighting battalion.
I watch out for sketchy characters near, around, before me, and after me when I'm at the ATM. When I walk back to the car, I make sure no one's crawled in my trunk/backseat/underneath the car/underneath the dashboard/thru the stereo. I try and make minimal skin-to-ATM contact, carry anti-bac gel, and always make sure the person behind me isn't close enough to see pin numbers or balances and that there aren't suspicious plastic strips trapping my debit card in the slot.
I get through my transactions in lightning speed, put card/cash/receipts in wallet in one fell swoop as I walk briskly away from the machine.
But here's something I realized today as I was walking away from a well-lit, deserted, reputable and safe ATM:
I NEVER COUNT MY MONEY!
What the heck is wrong with me? In all of that media-fed paranoia (most of it from my conspiracy-theorist mother) -- I worry about everything else but whether or not the machine counted correctly.
So just wondering -- do you have any silly ATM habits? And am I the only one that throws the crisp 20's in my wallet and makes a dash for it?