For those of us that work, and I realise we’re becoming a thinning minority in the UK, chances to get to the bank are becoming slimmer and slimmer. Luckily we have the Interweb where we can do all of our banking online, except for the small matter of paying in foreign currency cheques.
I get these from, among others, Amazon.com. With these foreign cheques I cannot drop into the overnight deposit as I need to fill out a mammoth form, complete with my life story and contact details of everyone I’ve ever met. I have to physically go into the bank, and Amazon.com still do not offer direct deposit for UK based affiliates.
Now, these are the opening hours of my local branch of Lloyds TSB.
Mon: 09:30 – 16:30
Tue: 09:30 – 16:30
Wed: 10:00 – 16:30
Thu: 09:30 – 16:30
Fri: 09:30 – 16:30
Please tell me when the sodding hell can I actually go into the bank? I start work at 8:30 and I finish at 5:30, the lazy arsed Lloyds crew start after me and finish before me, and of course don’t even bother on a Saturday. I’m sitting on an affiliate cheque from Amazon.com and can’t pay the bastard in anywhere.
The solution? It could be to find another bank.
The real comedy here comes from the fact that one of my RSS subscribers is my sister, who currently works for Lloyds TSB and will be receiving this blog in her inbox. Any ideas Karen?