A Day At The Bank

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I woke up very late that Wednesday morning. I checked my bedside clock and it recorded 8:41 a.m . Even my alarm clock had failed, through its constant wails and screams, to wake me up that morning. I didn’t blame it though. I blame myself for staying up all night playing the newest version of Grand Theft Auto (GTA), the GTA V. I played the game well into the early hours of the day till a blackout occurred. I picked up my organiser on the small table beside my bed, and flipped through my to-do for the day. The first was going to the bank. My boss had instructed me earlier on to go get a huge amount of money (six zeros) for the next Tower Height Project, a skyscraper we were constructing.

I jumped out of bed, into the bathroom, showered, went back to my bedroom, and spent some time in front of my wardrobe before I finally decided on a black top and blue jeans. As I wanted to be casual on that day, I opted for a sandal, instead of some other elegant footwear. I left the house with a slight feeling that something bad might happen, but I shrugged it off. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had such feelings, and nothing happened. So why should I care now?.

I hailed a cab and told him my destination, the Guarantee Trust Bank, and since it wasn’t far from where I was, a 10 minute drive and I was there. I paid and as I was feeling a little generous on that day, asked the driver to keep the change. I strolled generously through the lane that connects the road to the main bank building, cross-checking if my ID-card, the cheque itself and other important documents needed to get such large amount is present.

I checked in with the security where I was searched before I was allowed to go inside, through a security door. Once in, I headed to the manager’s office. He was expecting me. After exchange of pleasantries, I told him what I was there for. Swiftly, he ordered an accountant to go get me the money. He advised it was more safe to wire the money into another account than transporting in cash, but since that was what my boss wanted, I had an order to carry out.

In less that fifteen minutes, the money arrived in two different suitcases. The manager was so nice, he told me he had a transport vehicle prepared for me. That made me feel even more safe with such a large amount of money.

I made my way downstairs, after thanking the manager over and over again. I was seconds from the security door when it sprang open quite forcefully, revealing four heavily armed men behind it. Immediately, they started firing and everyone started screaming, getting down on the floor. One, whom I perceived to be their leader due to the air of importance he carries, spoke up first. “This is not a bank robbery. This is more of an extraction. Do not try to be an hero. I have a trigger-happy finger over here”.

My palms were starting to get sweaty not. I managed to shield the briefcases with my body, turning my back on the robbers as I was on the floor, so as not to make them notice it when the leader continued.
“We’re here for Larry, Christopher Larry, hand him over to us, and you all will be safe. You have five minutes”
My heart nearly jumped out of my mouth at this. What business do I have with them?…

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28 thoughts on “A Day At The Bank

    herreeate said:
    January 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Ok so you got my heart pounding there x_x….nice one,I await the second episode

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 8, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      Thanks for being a regular reader. You won’t be disappointed with the next episode. Stay tuned..

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    umar sadiq said:
    January 8, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Can’t wait for d next episode….. #suspense

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 8, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Thanks. Don’t forget to subscribe so as to receive updates quickly..

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    Ojhri Camp disaster (Part 2) | A mom's blog said:
    January 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 10, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      For a mum, you sure are doing one great job keeping that blog together. I appreciate the pingback..

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    Maigida said:
    January 8, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Larry!!! We just met your bro…and about this post , I’ll get back to you on twitter. Kudos!

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    Larry McExx responded:
    January 8, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    My bro? Christopher Larry? Thanks for reading tho’. I appreciate your time..

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    Skaz said:
    January 9, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    Nice one Bro!!! waiting for d next episode

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 9, 2014 at 7:28 AM

      You won’t have to wait long. Check in every three days. Thanks for reading..

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    My Writings, My Thoughts ... said:
    January 9, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Awesome piece u’ve got here. Suspense filled too, awaiting D next episode

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 9, 2014 at 5:25 PM

      From one writer to another, I’m glad you liked it. You won’t be disappointed. Anticipate next episode. Thanks.

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 10, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      Nice article you’ve got there too. Thanks for the remote comment..

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    A Day At The Bank – II « Christopher's Cave... said:
    January 11, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    […] you’re welcome. In case you haven’t read the first part, follow this link —-» here «— to […]

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    _Jozefo said:
    January 11, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Larry is always in Trouble. LOOL Nice Work Bro

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      Larry McExx responded:
      January 11, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Abi o. Life so full of adventure. Thanks for reading jawe..

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    protokolz said:
    January 11, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Larry is always in Trouble. LOOL Nice Work Bro

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    protokolz said:
    January 11, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    Larry. Nice Piece

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    A Day At The Bank – III « Christopher's Cave... said:
    January 15, 2014 at 1:38 AM

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    A Day At The Bank – IV « Christopher's Cave... said:
    January 17, 2014 at 9:35 AM

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    A Day At The Bank – VI « Christopher's Cave... said:
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    Uncle Victor said:
    February 10, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    9ce 1 my boy. U can do beta.

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    Anonymous said:
    July 28, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Great story, can’t wait to read more.

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      Christopher responded:
      July 28, 2014 at 10:18 AM

      Thanks for reading. You can read more by following the next links. Up to 7 chapters. #Bless
      Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone, powered by Easyblaze

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