Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

squeaky wheel

So found out yesterday that my bank decided to break my payment for a loan into two charges and charge me interest then instead of one charge. Now the total payment was $25 and they charged me $10 planning to charge me $15.34 next month. It annoyed me so I called them about it.

Me - this is just insulting- I have x amount of money in that account to cover the charge why didn't you just take one payment instead of splitting it.
Them - we aren't authorized to.
Me - well I am authorizing you and I'm not paying that interest
Them - sorry we cant take it off.
Me - then I am closing my accounts and my hubbies and take our business elsewhere. If you think I'm being silly about 34 cents you're right I am!
Them - please hold I'll get a supervisor
Them- we cant take off but we have credited your account 34 cents to offset.
Me - Thank you.

Who says squeaky wheels don't get the oil. Today 34 cents. Tomorrow the world...


At 3:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of a time I went through a Burger King drive through and my change was a few dollars and a penny. The woman in the drive through window asked me if I wanted my penny change. UM YEAH! Think about if she asked that of 100 people, she'd have an extra buck! People may want to get rid of the penny but that's my hard earned penny and I want it!

Really enjoy reading your blog!

At 8:47 AM, Blogger Diary of an Irish Woman said...

Thanks Amanda :-) I enjoy writing it.

At 11:54 AM, Blogger Katie said...

Hi! I saw your comment on my blog about HS. Thank you for leaving that for me! It is most interesting because I am 25 and they just discovered I had it. Turns out that my dad and his dad both had to have their spleens removed but no one ever new why until now. Anyway, I'm glad that you told me about the partial splenectomy. My doctor said that it was a "balancing act" as to whether or not I should get my spleen removed and when to do it. I really have no idea what would be the best option. I got a CT scan for gal stones which turned out negative. Anyway, it's nice to hear from someone who shares this condition. I understand it's from European countries and part of my family is of Irish decent... I guess that's somewhat of a connection! Anyway, just wanted to say hi and thank you!


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