"Hello, I'm Kade, and I'll be your teller today. Was the deposit going to be everything for you today?" The voice, in that behind-the-glass tin amplifier mode peculiar to drive-up banking kiosks, also had that interrogatory lilt now affected by the waiters who apparently think it brings us all together when they sit down with us at restaurants when explaining the evening specials.
"No, I'll have an iced latte and a smoked salmon on a garlic bagel with sun-dried tomato cream cheese," I replied. The smile above the soul patch drooped a little and the face moved to another station. I'll admit to being grated by a lot of minor little things these days, but I always thought "Good morning, I'll have your receipt back to you in a moment," was sufficient interaction when I stop by a banking drive-up.
And while I'm at it, have you ever heard a more annoying (or meaningless) ad slogan than "Be you. Be us. Be Northern."? That's the tag line of the So. Dak. Public Radio "partner," Northern State University, heard a few times a day on the morning news show. Or is it just me?