Monday, February 15, 2010

Stupid things, maybe just ignorant!

Before today's exciting entry, Fred asked what did the boat weigh I should have had that in the entry. The boat weighs 52 lbs (23.5k)the seats/transom weigh 31 so the total is 81lbs (37.5k) put together.



I was reminded when I read on Lucy’s blog awhile back, that her appointment was something like 3:45 and it was around 5 before she was seen.
I once had an appointment with a dentist for ‘oral surgery’ translate that ‘to pull a tooth’. My appt. was at 9:45. At 10:15 I asked if there was an emergency, the receptionist said he will see you as soon as he can. I told her I had been there since 9:45 and if I was in the chair by 9:30 I was leaving. At 9:30 I told her bye and walked out ( everyone in the office was smiling and nodding).
Out side, I said,”That was stupid, now I have to go thru the same thing, plus find another Dr. I still need the tooth pulled.”
But I taught them a thing or two. Hahahahahahahaha! As if it made a difference to them. I was the one who was put out.


While in business, I made a trip to Albany, Ga from NC to sell a piece of land. At closing, I told the attorney I wanted a check that I could cash immediately. I knew the bank’s policy of holding an out of state check ten days. I did not need the money but wanted it available if I did. The Attorney, my BIL Sonny, and I walked to the bank. I assured by the banker and the attorney that this check ‘Cashiers Check’ was good anywhere in the USA.

In NC, I drove by my bank, NCNB wrote out a deposit slip depositing the check, and withdrawing $100. The drive thru lady said, I can’t we must hold the check ten days. I ended up in the bank president’s office, demanding my money from person/business accounts, I was closing them. He had the nerve to ask how I wanted the check made out? Check? Are you crazy? That is what started this whole thing, I want it all in cash.
But, But but…..
Yep, every penny in cash.
I left the bank smug, I guess I showed them. I went to another bank and opened a new account. They gave me some rib eye steaks for opening with them.


I forgot one small thing (maybe two or three), I had a direct deposit going to NCNB, ins. taken out etc. The first of the month my account reopened automatically because of the direct deposit.


I fixed it all and went to another bank to re-close the account. I am sooooooo smart some times.

But I am so much better now, that is since you came by!!!!!
NIte Shipslog

PS:
The advantage of exercising every day is so when you die, they'll say, 'Well, he looks good doesn't he.'

10 comments:

Lucy said...

Jack, thank you very much for telling Sheila to send me her snow. Sure glad she does not listen to you. Colder than billy hell here and I have to get out in it Wed. and Fri for god only knows when.

Sonya said...

Hope you all are having a good time. It's snowing and 25 degrees here. Work tomorrow, but enjoying today, President's day, OFF!

Shirl 72 said...

It takes us a long to learn we don't show them but only put ourself in a mess. Glad you told the weight of the boat don't make Sherry carry it to the lake. We had rain no snow but it is cold as a well diggers knee. That was Jim's saying. Now that is cold.

Shirl

Sayit-baldys said...

DIFFICULT TO COME OUT BEST IN A BANK DEAL. sam

Fred Alton said...

Uh oh. With all that weight Frances won't be able to carry it for me. ☺ ☻ ! LoL @ your bank deals. I had a similar exp in Kenya at Barclay's - an old English bank. The church had two accounts and still they would not accept my cashier's check for $25,000. I told Frances we would just close all of our accounts - we'd show them - both church accounts and personal. Instead, she said, "No honey, My daddy sez you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." We're going to make a friend! I didn't go back to that bank - but SHE DID! And made a friend - through whom we were able to get some very special exchange rates and check advances, etc. and etc.! However - I SHOWED 'EM - I DID!!!

Dar said...

Banks, Baaaah!!! Gotta say, I love your boat...now that looks like something even I could handle, little assembly required...might need help carrying it tho, unless there was a steep hill to slide it down. LOL...Interesting read all the way and handsome Swabbie. I got a kick out of your kiddin' my kid sister Mel from up north...she can handle it. That gal, she shoots from the hip...says it like it is.
Have a great week new found blogger....I enjoyed every word and will check in on you often...tootles
BlessYa and Your Lady and Safe Travels

That corgi :) said...

I so sympathize with your dentist story; I used to work in doctors' offices and I hated when we ran late (which was usually because the doctor got in late, but still wanted us to schedule as we scheduled). very frustrating. Nowadays some doctors run such a tight schedule they won't even see you if you are 10 minutes late. that is a pretty lightweight boat, but I am sure it is safe, right?

betty

Dar said...

Jack and Sheri...thanks for stopping by...Dad, one of my 5 sisters and myself were all leftys...can't throw that well but can still skip a pretty mean rock across the waters...
God Bless

Lucy said...

I missed some things so will make up for it. Love the boat and Dar I am a lefty to. Can't throw worth a darn. By the way Jack the therapist told me that some times they, the orthopedists run into problems they do not anticipate. Since sitting there all that time I don't take kindly to remarks or excuses and I said I think they overbook. Therapist did not reply.

ρομπερτ said...

"nice" to see and read that life seems to be quiet the same over there.
A wonderful Wednesday for you two.