On November 8th, in his speech addressing the nation about the introduction of new currency notes to curb black money, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that ATMs (automated teller machines) across the country would be closed on November 9th and in some places even on the 10th.
As ATMs became functional, many ran out of cash instantly or downed their shutters due to technical difficulties. With only a handful of them functional, thousands of Indians are out there queuing up outside ATMs to withdraw cash to meet their daily needs.
While the situation isn't as chaotic everywhere like in the video above, queues are everywhere. While there is a lot of ranting, fighting and complaining on social media, some still have their sense of humour intact. Here's a bunch of jokes to kill time with if you're standing in a queue before an ATM.
ATM is 2km away from the house but the queue has reached my doorstop.— Bhayanak Puppy (@BhayanakPuppy) November 12, 2016
Can't go out now. Logo ko lagega line tod raha hai fir marenge merko
Exclusive photograph of the queue outside my bank's ATM. pic.twitter.com/XHsq8WNlJZ— Raunak (@MeraHandle) November 12, 2016
Standing in the line outside the ATM and I kid you not, one guy ordered from Swiggy, got his food delivered and finished eating also.— Salil Bijur (@salilb) November 11, 2016
Security guards outside ATMs are like pic.twitter.com/NFtX45jwXT— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 8, 2016
There's a long ass queue at the ATM. I said lemme go first I have 47 thousand followers on Twitter but they said chal line mein lag chutiye.— Akshar (@AksharPathak) November 11, 2016
People standing in line cheering, congratulating and hi-fiving people walking out of the ATM! 😂😂😂 I love this country!— Nalini. (@facepalm92) November 12, 2016
Can't wait for "I met my soulmate at an ATM" tiny stories after two months.— Ivan Mehta (@IndianIdle) November 11, 2016
I think it's time you make a pocha of that "My Dad is an ATM" t-shirt :)— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) November 12, 2016
Saw an ATM with a queue of only 3 people. Parked my car at nearest possible place. Crossed the road. Now there are 50 people ahead of me.— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 12, 2016
Don't worry if any ATM around you runs out of cash. The government has introduced a few makeshift ATMs. Here's how they work. pic.twitter.com/nhSsdCU1xp— Raunak (@MeraHandle) November 11, 2016
Scenes from the ATM near Jayadeva flyover. pic.twitter.com/zVn3cDQMe3— Shan (@klpe) November 12, 2016
Now ATMs know what it's like to be a cute girl on twitter.— π (@pi_alize) November 12, 2016
Woh wala ATM chal raha hai shayad pic.twitter.com/K4kxdbiEhS— dorku (@Dorkstar) November 12, 2016
😂😂 My mom has made this from the point of view of an ATM today. pic.twitter.com/fBOGuUAKHa— Pranav (@pranavsapra) November 11, 2016
Friend: Bhai atm se paise nikle araam se ?— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) November 12, 2016
When it's finally your turn after 2 hours of standing in the queue and the ATM guard says "Cash khatam ho gaya". pic.twitter.com/i638c3qcxE— GRV (@MildlyClassic) November 12, 2016
500/1000 Rupees pic.twitter.com/aOlAWuZVXx— Malik Sajad (@MalikSajad) November 8, 2016
The old lady you see in the queue used to be a young woman when she joined the line. Queue ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. #DeMonetisation— Stereotypewriter (@babumoshoy) November 12, 2016
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