Greetings Me Droogs and Droogettes!
Odd thing this A.M.
Wifey and I went oot and aboot for our early-morning (9 A.M.!) runaround for errands.
One of the places she needed to stop was the local Navy Fed.
Normally a easy quick stop and go
She needed to deposit a check
Here’s where I get a bit concerned
Now, I’m not a rokkit scientist
The place was fucking mobbed
Literally, no exaggeration, we counted 60 cars lined up in the three operational drive thrus.
The line of people waiting to go inside? Around 25, with a line of 10-15 at the one walk-up ATM
Just to get out of the parking lot took me, because of the jam, 10 minutes minimum to GTFO.
No other banks in the A.O. are/were like this
This was after breakfast, so figger 1130, 1200 +/-
Called Sapper to see what he thought
He thinks it might be the stimulation checks
Considering those started dropping on Tuesday, I don’t think so.
And the dot mil pay dropped on Thursday
Nevermind you can use a Navy Fed ATM card like –anywhere-
Was ist los heir?
No kidding, it looked like an honest-to-God bank run
The only other time I’ve seen something like this is when bad shit might be coming down the pike
Those not in the know, you can only get a Navy Fed account if yer active duty, retired or closely associated with the dot mil, any branch. Everyone I saw today, the folks all looked like Dependas. Like ALL of them. To me, as I recall, the dot mil grapevine is really good, and they get the word spread that the shit is about to hit the fan, and “have cash onhand” is to live and die by.
I think they call it “The Dominos Effect”
In Washington D.C., the Dominos Pizza near the State Department aand the Pentagon?
When shit was going down, they (Dominos) would start getting massive late night orders
This became known as a ‘tip off’ that something somewhere might be happening
And if the military dependents are emptying ye olde Banke Accountage?
Bad JuJu Aye?
I mean I might be completely off my bean, BUT
After we left, the branch was scheduled to close at 12:30
It took us a bit of meandering, but we eventually made it to the Bank of America up the street from the house. Only one car in line when we got there. While waiting, MOR cars started showing up. Like WTF?
By the time I got my deposits made, the line was well on it’s way to 10 cars and counting, with more coming in as we left.
Make of it what you will, but I ain’t heard of no bank runs, and this seems to be very dot mil oriented
That’s the “Head on a Swivel” I preach.
Better to be overly cautious than caught bent over to be buggered.
So, let me know what y’all see in yer A.O… we got McDill across the bay, but the majority on mid-range NCOs and Occifers live in this here area. So, let me know what ya see Aye?
More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter