I warn you now - this is a rant!!
You will be aware I won Artist Signal in July and with it $10,000 if not check out my previous blog! Artist Signal promptly sent the cheque and I took it to my bank. I was told that there was no way they would cash it and that the company would have to send it via electronic bank transfer.
This wasn't an option for Artist Signal so I went back to the bank and they said they would be able to take it I would just have to wait a month for it to clear (blah blah bank terminology about how it gets from A to B, I don't care just give me the money!)
So Artist Signal was lovely enough to send me another cheque. I spent an hour or so in the bank signing things and sorting everything out......thinking by the end of Sept I will be a heck of a lot richer than I currently am now.
Fast forward to today.
Westpac Bank Hello Katie (pleasantries from nice lady) we have lost your cheque.......
Me what do you mean - are you joking
Westpac Bank I'm so sorry, I'm not sure how it got lost
Me how does a bank manage to lose a $10,000 cheque?
Westpac Bank I'm really sorry please get the cheque reissued and we will sort it out
Me this will be the 3rd time I have to get a cheque....
Westpac Bank we will waiver the fee
Me that's nice...........but you lost my cheque.
I had to hang up before I lost my shit at a perfectly nice lady just doing her job. Question - how does a bank lose $10,000 cheque......what would they say if they lost $10,000 cash.....sorry?
Think it's time I look for a new bank.
End of rant.