ATM Gold Machine And Perks At Driving Schools

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Call me slow but when I read about this so-called gold dispensing machine in Dubai, I had to re-read the news article and then "WOW!" The outside of the machine is coated with a thin layer of gold, dispenses pure gold, and is located "beneath the gold-coated ceilings of Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace hotel, where royalty and billionaires come for cappuccinos topped with gold flakes...". All these gold, I think I'll walk out blind. You would think it dispenses coins, right? Wrong! This gold ATM machine offers customers "320 items to choose from, ranging from gold bars that can weigh up to 10 grams, to customized gold coins." The machine's computer system updates the gold price every 10 minutes to match international markets. Can you imagine the security system in this hotel??

And now driving lesson perks...

You've all probably heard of realty companies offering getaways, TVs, refrigerators, cars, and even cash to customers buying homes to boost the stagnant housing industry. In Japan, there's been a sharp decrease for the past two decades, not two years, but two decades, of people getting their driver's licenses. Some driving schools are now tapping into the housing creativity to entice people to learn to drive by offering lessons in BMWs, Harley-Davidson motorcycles for bike classes, manicures, Hawaiian "lomilomi" with aromatherapy, and other types of massage to relieve driving fatigue. I wonder how this will turn out...


News sources: ATM Gold Machine, Driving Perks

20 comments:

Cheryl said...

The gold dispensing machine is astonishing to say the least! Who came up with such an idea? I would imagine the security is very very tight!

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I didn't know one would want to buy gold from an ATM! Very interesting post.

Mei Teng said...

Those gold dispensing machines cannot be set up over here. Robbers have attempted to cart off ATM machines. I cannot imagine what will happen to these.

Gina F said...

Thank God they don't have those gold dispensing machines here we would have more crimes than ever. People would kill each other just to have GOLD!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! :)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Gwei Mui said...

OMG whatever next! Can't help thinking in this current climate that even the middle east has not been immune to, is somehow wrong. As for the driving lesson hook up hmm I wonder does the world need more drivers, more emissions?

TK said...

How I envy the Arab people who are mostly very rich! And I wanna get another driving licence in Japan! Japan produced lots of cars but they don't drive cars??? Maybe they prefer to use public transport.

Mr. Stupid said...

This is so very interesting. It only shows how rich the country is. I still wonder though, what people will do with blocks of gold!

Driving lessons in Harley Davidson bikes sounds exciting...:)

Have a good day!

Lazy Pineapple said...

OMG gold dispensing machine ? this is so bizarre...

I actually liked the idea of driving lessons and manicures...I think there is a sharp decline in Japan's population which could be the reason for less people driving cars.

Ash said...

why would you want to carry chunks of gold with you? any other details on this? so weird! >.<

i want a driving lesson in japan coz me want some lomilomi. ;)

~ash's mum

AVCr8teur said...

WOW is right! I've never heard of the gold dispensing machine, but I won't have any deposited gold to dispense. I wonder how it comes out...in bars?

Japan's public transportation is too efficient, maybe that is why there is a drop-off.

Serline said...

So much wealth to flaunt, even as much of the world suffers from poverty and fallout of the financial crisis. It's rather obscene...

Icy BC said...

I heard that Dubai country is a rich country..That's amazing!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, that's crazy!!!

Buckeroomama said...

The gold-dispensing lifestyle is so beyond my comprehension! :)

Ryhen said...

Hmm... people seem to be enjoying life here on Earth. hehe. Well, when I get rich, I think I'm going to get myself a customized gold toilet bowl. I've always wondered what it would feel like to sit on luxury, ya know.

Icy BC said...

RoseBelle,

You've been tagged, and I hope you will join the fun!

Liz said...

If they have that gold dispensing machine, I wonder what they will come up next.

Have a great week ahead sweetie!

Autumn Belle said...

Oh wow! A gold dispensing machine. The country and the people are very very rich indeed!

Rose Belle, I am featuring you on my sidebar this week.

RoseBelle said...

@Autumn Belle - Thank you!!

Bananazą®‡ said...

Lifestyle of the rich..ah driving licence gimmick. Reach a point of desperation to get people to drive lol. tQ.