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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

So WellsFargo, who had unbelievably shitty customer service, detailed in this old post: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
So on my lunch break I go to the bank to deposit a couple of checks and get cash back. I decide to wait in line as opposed to just use the ATM outside, which has previously rejected checks of mine from a certain company.
The line takes twenty-five minutes. I get up there and the teller repeatedly attempts to scan my check. It doesn't work. She calls over the manager, who tries to scan the check again a few more times, it doesn't work. Then the manager says:
BM: I have a solution, I'll send Karen with you and we'll use the ATM outside.
FLMM: [smirking] What?
BM: [slowly] I'll send Karen along with you and we'll get the checks deposited outside.
FLMM: Are you serious? Look, I don't mean to be a jerk, but do you realize what you're proposing? You're going to have a TELLER walk me outside to the automated TELLER machine. Where are your jobs going to be in five years if a machine can do you job better than you can? Again, I don't mean to be a jerk, but what is the exact value you and your staff are adding here? People come to people like you to handle shit that a machine can't do, like apparently scanning in this check. If you can't do it, then why do people need bank tellers?
BM: We provide an array of services for customers.
FLMM: [resisting the easy comeback to this] Look, can't you just manually key in the check number?
BM: Sir, that'll take time, she has to reset the transaction.
FLMM: Will that take more time or less time than walking me out to the ATM machine?
BM: [icy stare] Karen, key in this gentleman's transaction.
FLMM: Thank you Karen.
decided to close their downtown branch in my town, effective a few weeks from now. I live/work/shop/bank downtown, so this was the straw that broke the camel's back. I walk in and tell the bank manager I'm closing my account.
BM: Why?
FLMM: Because I want to.
BM: C'mon, you have to have a better reason than that.
FLMM: No, I really, really don't.
BM: Let me guess, you're switching to [a local credit union across the street]
FLMM: Sure am.
BM: Yeah, I've lost about a third of my accounts to that branch.
FLMM: Have you ever wondered why that is?
BM: They have good advertising.
FLMM: [laughing] Yeah, that must be it.
BM: We can-
FLMM: Ma'am, bless your heart laugh.gif, but it's a done deal.
New credit union, in light of my insane credit score, threw all kinds of offers at me. Felt like a baller.
Then I got in my fifteen year-old Jeep and drove off.


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was it always a wells fargo branch?

i used wachovia, which turned into WF. thankfully they kept the same staff at all the local branches, and i have never had an experience as absurd as that.

maybe its a southern thing? :poke:
post #23162 of 46986
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Oh, yeah, we've been having "conversations" with him since he started babbling. At some point we learned that it's important to help them learn how conversation works, even if they can't yet actually talk. I remember drives home from daycare where he was in his seat going "hglkaha bbbbbbbblll phhhhhht beeeeeeowww," and I'm sitting in the driver's seat going "oh yeah, that's awesome! What else happened today?"
I'll let you know how that moar babiez thing works out. It's inevitable but not imminent.
There are a lot of "special" things about me, so I suppose at least one of them was bound to be good.

those are the best conversations. beats the hell out of, BUT i dont want chicken for dinner tonight! cloud.gif

yes, please keep us posted on moar babiez!!!
post #23163 of 46986
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Oh, yeah, we've been having "conversations" with him since he started babbling. At some point we learned that it's important to help them learn how conversation works, even if they can't yet actually talk. I remember drives home from daycare where he was in his seat going "hglkaha bbbbbbbblll phhhhhht beeeeeeowww," and I'm sitting in the driver's seat going "oh yeah, that's awesome! What else happened today?"
I hated kids most of my life but this is absolutely adorable and brought an ear-to-ear grin to my face.
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Yeah, I can't imagine we'd ever let him skip a grade, even if that were an option. There are other ways we can engage him intellectually without risking stunting his social development.
He's an October baby, so MrsG and I briefly entertained the idea of starting him in kindergarten at four, given he'd turn five a couple of months into the year. It only took a couple of conversations with friends who are elementary school teachers to realize what a bad idea that would be.
I started kindergarten like that and also started college early (state program let me "skip" part of high school). It's definitely not for everyone. I was social, had friends, chatted, went to birthday parties etc. Being social doesn't necessarily mean that you're happy, though. I never "fit" into any predefined cliques that developed during middle/high school, but I got along well with all of them and had many friends (and now, 3-4 I still regularly keep in touch with). I strongly believe having been a year later into school wouldn't have helped me in the slightest.

Just a contrasting opinion for you, gt, etc. I don't claim my experiences are the norm by any means, before anyone starts in on that.
post #23164 of 46986
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

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post #23165 of 46986
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

ffffuuuu.giflaugh.gif
was it always a wells fargo branch?
i used wachovia, which turned into WF. thankfully they kept the same staff at all the local branches, and i have never had an experience as absurd as that.
maybe its a southern thing? :poke:

Was Wachovia. I'd been a customer since 2002. The manager was a British black woman, oddly enough.
post #23166 of 46986
What a great day off. Spent most of it at the track with dad (won a few exactas and left in the black icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif), then at the country club for a few cocktails. Nothing is better than Saratoga in the summer.
post #23167 of 46986
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Was Wachovia. I'd been a customer since 2002. The manager was a British black woman, oddly enough.

lol, that is odd. welp, they screwed the pooch. did you try calling a corporate number or anything to tell them how they just lost a customer of 10 years?
post #23168 of 46986
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

lol, that is odd. welp, they screwed the pooch. did you try calling a corporate number or anything to tell them how they just lost a customer of 10 years?

Yeah, I don't think that corporate customer service is going to give that much of a shit about the guy with $37 and change in his account taking his money and going across the street.
post #23169 of 46986
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Yeah, I don't think that corporate customer service is going to give that much of a shit about the guy with $37 and change in his account taking his money and going across the street.


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except that most people have about that much money. thats the bread and butter customer. mid america. steady job, keeps money in the bank. will be loyal if they are treated right. the bank should know they are fucking up. if it was my business, i would want to know.
post #23170 of 46986
I just found a 2# bag of championship winning dry rub for smoking I have been looking for since we moved. smile.gif

Thinking of smoking dino (beef) ribs on Sunday.
post #23171 of 46986
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I just found a 2# bag of championship winning dry rub for smoking I have been looking for since we moved. smile.gif
Thinking of smoking dino (beef) ribs on Sunday.

sounds awesome, but i was kinda hoping you were gonna say a 2 pound bag of weed. nod[1].gif
post #23172 of 46986
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I just found a 2# bag of championship winning dry rub for smoking I have been looking for since we moved. smile.gif
Thinking of smoking dino (beef) ribs on Sunday.

sounds awesome, but i was kinda hoping you were gonna say a 2 pound bag of weed. nod[1].gif

Nah, man, that would not be kosher (SWIDT?)
post #23173 of 46986
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Yeah, I don't think that corporate customer service is going to give that much of a shit about the guy with $37 and change in his account taking his money and going across the street.

Last night when leaving lollapalooza, my friend and I started a fun game. Every time we passed one of the mobile ATMs, we would count to 3 and grab the first receipt we saw on the ground (they print a receipt for every transaction whether you want it or not)...person with the highest cash balance wins.

It was kind of sad really. Not a single receipt had more money in the checking account than I do. My automatic savings/investment transfers and bills/expenses haven't kept up with income lately so I have more money in checking than usual...but not a single receipt either of us picked up had more than what I would consider a minimum amount of float in checking (I figure it should always have enough to cover at least my automatic rent and credit card payments).

So I suppose that made me happy--I'm not an SF-baller by any means...just a 25 year old with a decent job...but at least I have more than $200 in my checking account (especially at a festival with $200+ tickets where the ATM is being used to take out another $100 in beer money)
post #23174 of 46986

Home.

 

Utterly exhausted but home.

 

Ahh...

post #23175 of 46986
Sold one of the cars today. And I managed to survive to live and tell the tale.

I <3 The Oatmeal:

http://theoatmeal.com/kill#inside
Edited by Rambo - 8/7/12 at 4:57pm
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