ATMs either 6 feet or 2 feet above sidewalk in Romanian town

One ATM in the town of Timisoara, Romania is six-feet above street level. If you want to use it, you need to bring a ladder with you. A nearby ATM down the street is so low you have to get on your knees to use it. Therefore, average height of ATMs in Timisoara is perfect for most customers. And yet, they express disappointment.

"The high one was supposed to have a staircase leading to it but the bank forgot to get planning permission. And the bank with the low ATM say it had to go there because they are in a listed building and the only access point was a basement window," said a Romanian consumer advocate.

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  1. I would suggest installing an iron chair in front of the low one and bolting that into the ground, but from the write-up, it sounds like no one would get permission for that either.

  2. Er, saying “the ‘town’ of Timisoara” kind of implies this is a small-town oddity, but it’s actually one of Romania’s largest cities.

  3. > .. so low you have to get on your knees to use it.

    Bow down before the one you serve.

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