ATMs - get your free munney here...

I was amused to read in late October about a Bristol ATM going haywire and doling out 20 quid notes instead of tenners in a double you money fiasco.

Initially I thought it was simply a case of the ATM note cassettes being inserted into the machine the wrong way around.

However, after watching a CNN report over the weekend from the US, I'm not so sure, as this reported - posted to the YouTube Web site - suggests that there are engineering override codes you can use on ATMs.

Is this the reason why the RBS machine in Bristol went into double your money mode? I doubt we will ever know, but I think I'm going to watch ATM usage a lot more closely on my future visits to the various bars, snooker clubs and other dens of iniquity I have to visit as part of my onerous duties.

Hey, it's a tough job, but someone has to do it...