RIP WaMu…Hello Kitty!

Man, all the craziness this week on Wall Street is really freaking us out. I mean, we don’t own a home or anything, but, wow, when we heard that our longtime bank of choice, WaMu, imploded last night in what experts are calling the largest bank failure in U.S. History, well, hell…that shit is a little too close to home, yo!

So, though we haven’t transferred all our funds yet, Christine and I are seriously considering switching to the far less complicated Hello Kitty ATM machine pictured below.

Seriously, it’s either Bank of Sanrio or the freaking mattress at this point…and since Hello Kitty has way cuter ATM cards, I think we’ll go pink.

In the meantime, rest in peace, WaMu, we haven’t loved a bank as much as we loved you since, well…ever. Free checking, cool tellers, cheeky wording on your ATM prompts, and yes, we even loved those goofy ‘Whoo Hoo!” commercials.

But today, as we say goodbye for the last time, the only catchphrase that comes to mind is a sad, heavy-hearted: “Boo Hoo!”

Vaya con dios, amigo…


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4 responses to “RIP WaMu…Hello Kitty!

  1. Goodbye WaMu…

    Hello JPMorgan Chase!

  2. Damon

    The Robber Baron Bank.
    I can never hear the name JP Morgan, without having his Edward Steichen portrait come to mind.
    The arm on his chair looks like a knife pointing at the viewer.

  3. yeti9000

    OMG…just clicked on that JP Morgan picture! SCARY!

    In my mind though, there will always be only one JP Morgan. Of course I’m talking about that saucy old broad on the “Gong Show”…the hilarious, Jaye P. Morgan!! She always left me laughing as a kid…so, I’m really curious to see how she handles my direct deposit checks! Ha! πŸ™‚

  4. Ginger

    So sad…I really enjoyed banking at WaMu much more than any other bank. They were super friendly and had lots of locations – more branches around the state than your former “3 City Savings” Bank, if you recall. πŸ˜‰

    As I am also a fan of all things Sanrio, may I suggest that you wait for them to release a Chococat ATM and ATM Card instead of the generic Hello Kitty version? Me thinks that design would look better in your wallet along side your Vons card. πŸ™‚

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