For example, if one sees a person ahead of them at the ATM one will stand about 10 feet behind that person to be polite.
Make sure to have plenty of ATM space next time you visit your neighborhood bank.
by § July 18, 2004
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Look at how close she is to that screen! Did she think I was trying to steal her PIN?
The amount of space, in feet, you expect the next person in line behind you at the bank ATM to stand. Most people get nervous with less than six feet.
In Los Angeles you have no ATM space.
by Speed Racer June 25, 2004
The personal space that's allowable while waiting in line at an ATM. This space changes as you move through the line. In most of the queue, the space is as close as a foot or less, but when you are the next person in line and the person in front of you is using the ATM, it changes to as much as 6 feet to give that person privacy to use the machine
"Some people don't understand that when you get up to the machine, the person behind you needs to give proper ATM space."
by macsarcule June 28, 2004
The spatial interaction between the person using the ATM and the person standing first in line, who is wanting to use the ATM. (2) The minimal personal space between the person using the ATM and the person wanting to use the ATM. Minimum=2'
Get out of my ATM space while I am completing my transaction.
by Lucas June 25, 2004