Run on Banks? Scary!!!
DD came to visit yesterday (Sat. morning). She was a littled concerned (then we were, too) when she told us that she went to a farm market a few towns from where she lives and EVERY bank she passed in that town had a LONG line outside--people in lawn chairs, lines wrapped around the building. And they were different banks, not branches of the same one.
How creepy would that be to see?
We were pretty sure it wasn't a traditional run, but puzzled. Finally, I was able to find out that that town has some sort of town-sponsored promotion, where, if you buy a certain amount of their 'town cash' (like gift certificates) they give you a significant extra amount of it. They earmark something like $175,000 for this venture!!! the town cash is sold at the banks in town, of course. Last year, they sold out in an hour! So I guess that's a pretty good reason to be sitting in a line, at the bank, in your lawn chair, early Saturday morning.
Whew!! So glad it was something nice, not naughty!