So, what do you do if you forget your ATM card inside a Chinese ATM? Don’t have a breakdown yet, there’s likely an easy way to have your card back soon.

Its a normal day in China, and you go into your wallet to find your ATM card, needing it to buy something at the store, or maybe to take cash out. Uh ohits not there. Youre mind is racing. Where could you have lost it? Was it stolen, dropped on the ground, maybe forgotten in your apartment somewhere? Then you come to the realization: you forgot it in the ATM you used the other day. Fear not! There is a solution, and I just had one of the more difficult experiences getting my card back, so everyone can learn from my forgetfulness. Its like this First, lets take a step back. Im not sure how it is in other countries, but in China, nearly all ATMs will have you fully insert your card into the machine, and it will keep it until your transaction is done. Rarely (or maybe never) will you find one where you insert and take the card back before you put in your PIN and proceed with the withdrawal. Also, the machine first dispenses your cash, then you have to tell it that youre done and want your card back. Then it will give you your card. I think this makes it easy (if you are forgetful, or dont have your wits about you) to take your cash and go on your way, leaving your...

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