Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kid Friendly Bank

One thing I really like about Germany is our local bank.  Just about every time I go there with my son (who is now 9 months old) they give him a toy.  After he was born they gave us a German baby book as a welcome present.  As the months have gone on we have been given stuffed animals, key chains, and this week a soft ball.  My baby is now at the age of wanting to throw everything you give him on the ground then anxiously and happily will look for it and watch as you go and pick the item up.  So my banker took a thin piece of rope and punched a hole in the tag of the ball and thread the rope through the hole.  I was then able to tie the ball onto my son's stroller so he wouldn't throw it in the street on our walk home.  While many Germans I encounter are not the "friendliest" people, for the most part the people who work at our bank are.  Thank you Volksbank!  

Does anyone else have good experiences with their local bank?  Does your bank give your children toys? I'm curious if  gifts are common at other banks in Germany or in the U.S.

Related Article:  Opening a German Bank Account

1 comment:

  1. My bank gives my dog treats. They have never given my child a toy.


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