So:: the bank called back.
I was not available - not near my phone.
I saw the number, and looked it up on Google.
What strange and interesting information did I find?
The bank in question itself had no listing under the number.
BUT::: the search result did come up with
St. Albert Alberta ---- and something about mental health. ----- that was the first response.
and a different bank with Business Credit Life Insurance --------- that was the second important response.
These answers are important.
Guess what is important about St. Albert Alberta? ----- That's where the Lottery is headquartered here in Alberta. If you win a big prize, you either have to mail your ticket or personally visit their office - from what I understand from my research.
OK ------ So as I was writing the above paragraph, the bank returned my call.
Their answer is that the ABMs are not designed to actually print your actual balance on the receipt.
I probably should have asked more questions, seeing as how that does now seem like a really dumb answer --- but hey -- that's what I got.
Basically ---- I am so socially timid that I couldn't help but just accept what the banker told me.
That answer is not totally the best explanation ---- but hey ---- that's what it is::::
The bank machine is actually not designed to show your actual balance on the "Total" line.
that's it I guess.
The phone number is related to St Albert -- lottery capital of Alberta --- and another bank's business insurance ---------
But that's the answer the bank gave me::: Soctiabank's ABMs are actually not designed to print your actual balance on the receipt.
Actually a very weak response, but I was too timid socially to question further.