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This Life-Sized Gingerbread Bank Actually Lets You Pull Out Money

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If you think banks just focus on taking your money and sending you junk mail, you’re selling them short because sometimes they think about building giant gingerbread houses.

Using 5,000 pounds of gingerbread, 12 bakers and 6 months of prep-work, PNC Bank built a life-sized Gingerbread branch in Philadelphia.

From December 4-6, PNC opened the bank to the public handing out hot chocolate and letting customers pull out money from their cookie-covered ATM machine.

Why?

Supposedly, it was in celebration of the “Christmas Price Index,” but a more accurate answer would probably be that it just sounded cool.

All in all, the bakers used 3,000 pounds of flour, 1,000 pounds of shortening, 1,000 pounds of molasses, 50 pounds of cinnamon, 50 pounds of ginger, 25 pounds of cloves, 40 pounds of baking soda. That’s over 5,000 pounds of ingredients, which is the average weight of a white rhino.

Bredenbeck’s Bakery in Philadelphia were the masterminds that baked this thing for PNC, using 12 of their bakers and pastry artists to skillfully craft the giant building. Somehow they figured out the right mix of ingredients to let this thing hold up, regardless of winter weather and hungry children eager to munch on the walls.

I’m fully behind this. Gingerbread anything you can get your hands on.

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Customer Spills Orange Juice on Keyboard, Good Guy Bank Sends Replacement

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A distraught customer of Capital One took to Reddit to vent his frustration towards not being able to meet his bill payments on time. His problem was that he was unable to enter a ‘2’ or even copy and paste it into his account number for the bank. The reason behind this was that his keyboard had been damaged due to an unfortunate incident involving some orange juice.

Good Guy Capital One decides to not only send him a new ‘2’ key for his broken keyboard, but rather, a brand new keyboard altogether. Talk about great customer service. According to Consumerist, the keyboard sent was absolutely from Capital One and not from another member of the Reddit community. A spokeswoman from Capital One confirmed that they encourage their agents to look for opportunities to practice random acts of kindness for customers.

Take notes, Comcast.

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H/T Consumerist

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Elderly Woman Robs Bank with A Can of Spaghetti Sauce

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Old ladies are usually sweet, make you cookies, and drive at the blazing speed of 10 mph. Turns out, they also stop by their local bank for cash withdrawals . . . with cans of spaghetti sauce in tow.

This was the scene that played out in Michigan according to Detroit Free Press. This past Saturday morning, a woman in her 60’s entered a bank, walked up to the teller and placed a cloth bag on the counter, demanding money. She claimed there was a bomb within the cloth bag and that she would blow the bank to smithereens if her demands weren’t met. Turns out that hidden item in the bag was just spaghetti sauce — Ragu “It’s In There”

Police had this to say about the bank boost:

“It did look like there was a hard object in there. But it was folded over so you couldn’t see what was inside. It turned out that it was a couple of cans of spaghetti sauce inside the bag”

Just when you thought crime was for the vernal and vivacious, suddenly you are proven wrong. Police don’t know where she currently is or how much dough she fled the scene with but one thing is clear: Be suspicious of anyone toting cans of spaghetti sauce in their purse.

H/T + PicThx Gizmodo