We’d all be better off financially if persnickety cats were required to sit atop ATM machines

By Maria Yagoda
Updated July 07, 2015 09:35 PM

How often do you really stop to think before you take out money from the ATM machine?

ATMs are so widespread and easy to use that most people don’t give a second thought to whipping out their card and taking out fresh cash, which offers a thrill like nothing else. But one brave cat – perched atop an ATM machine, his paws out and swiping – is here to make us really think about our financial choices.

In a YouTube video posted earlier this week, a thrifty orange cat paws at a man’s hand every time he reaches for the ATM, obstructing the debit card slot.

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The clip, while hilarious, inspires some serious contemplation of economic policy in America. In conclusion, we’d be better off financially if persnickety cats were legally required to sit atop all ATM machines.