The problem with being a bank teller is it’s boring. For most of the day you literally have nothing to do, but you can’t surf the web or whatever because your position is so public and obvious. All there was to do was sit and stare out the window for hours on end, but really, I couldn’t even enjoy being lazy. It was just so damn boring.
Then the flip side was that when you needed to do work it required a lot of focus. People were picky about their finances, and rightly so. It was hard enough to see your hard-earned money dwindle just from bills; let alone someone making a mistake with a deposit.
“Sweetheart, you’re new right? You’re new.” I snapped out of my daze to look at the little old lady standing in front of my teller window.
“Yes, I-” I began.
“I don’t like working with new girls.” She said, turning to the person behind her. “You can go first, I’ll wait for Samantha.”
I sighed in resignation, “Can I help you sir?”
“I need to get into my safety deposit box.” The man said, fiddling with his key.
I got his account number, had him sign and let him into the vault. Taking his key and the master key, I opened the fiddly little door and pulled out his surprisingly heavy box. Brining it to the private room, I set it on the table and withdrew so he could do whatever he was going to do. I leaned against the wall and zoned out for a few minutes.
A crash from inside the room, muffled by the thick door, snapping me out of my thoughts. I knocked on the door, “Sir? Excuse me Mr. Anderson are you OK in there?” There was no answer.
I bit my lip, knocking again before trying the handle. The door was locked, but I had a key and carefully opened the door. “Sir?” I looked in the room and saw him sprawled on the floor. His safety deposit box had fallen to the floor, and small bars of gold with a swastika stamped on them were scattered around the room. Still inside the box were wads of 100 dollar bills bound with rubber bands.
Fucking Nazi gold? I felt a flash of rage and swiped a bundle of bills. Fucking Nazis, this bastard didn’t deserve this money. In a flash of insight, I quickly stood on the chair, lifted a ceiling tile and tucked the cash inside. I didn’t know what possessed me to do it, my pulse was racing in exhilaration. Jumping back down, I checked for his pulse and almost threw up. He had no pulse. Turning back to Mr. Anderson, I took out my cell phone and dialed 911.
“I work at State Bank downtown, our address is 11 West Second street, we need an ambulance.”
“What is your name and what is the nature of your emergency?”
“A man collapsed, I don’t think he has a pulse. Oh gods I don’t know CPR.” I felt myself panicking. What had I been thinking, taking that wad of cash?
“Just stay on the scene miss, emergency personnel are on their way.” She sounded almost bored.
“OK, thank you.” I said, “I’m going to hang up and tell my boss.”
I ran out to tell the bank president that there was a corpse in his safety deposit room.
“Nice push with the anger at the Nazi’s, Wrath.” Said Greed.
“You started it with those twinkling gold bars, Greed.” Wrath said with a nod. “But let’s not forget Envy’s contribution.”
“We make one hell of a team.” Envy agreed.
“If you two are done jerking each other off we need to plan our next steps.” Said Lust.
“There’s nothing wrong with a little well-deserved satisfaction.” Pride said.
“Oh good, it’s lunch time.” Said Gluttony.
Sloth was asleep.