Working in such a line of work in the mid 1960's was concidered a solemn career with banks held in high esteem and bank managers looked up to high class pillars of local society. He was worried how a lad like himself from a working class family would fit into such a high class profession but he had a good teacher in Dennis, the branch teller, who not only taught him the correct daily banking proceedures required but also a few the bank hadn't got around to printing yet. The branch was a small town office in Central Scotland with only four of a staff and he and Dennis, who was only about a year older, struck up a good relationship in and out of the office.
The book also incorperates a look into his home and family life including the break-up of his girlfriend of the last year and a half.
Three weeks on relief work early on, in one of the larger Stirling offices, certainally opens his eyes to the hilarity that's achieved without even trying. It was soon realised each branch has its own characters.
Although fun is the order of the day, some chapters may bring tears of sadness before turning to tears of laughter after only a few pages.
The events noted in the book, although sounding far-fetched, did in fact take place between August 1965 and May 1966 and the reader will soon get an insight into what people got up to at that time. In all, it makes 'LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK - THE EARLY YEARS' a good place to start for the books that are to follow.