Thursday, March 29, 2018

Letting It Out (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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This is one of those times where i just have to vent, so i will.

The person whose check bounced last week has made good on almost all of it, with the remainder to come this Monday, and the cause was outside of her control.

My biggest complaint is how the bank, where we both do business, handled everything.

First, they took so long approving her check when i deposited it that i was late for my next job, then they bounced it even though they had approved it and she had overdraft protection.

After that, they did not give me credit for two more deposits until after they had taken out their pound of flesh and charged me overdrafts.

If Sweetie was not enamored of this particular institution, and if it were not actually one of the better banks in town (yes, the horror stories from other banks are worse), i think i would take my business elsewhere after this.

Linking up with Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Vent.   


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit others to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.   

A local playground fence:


Today is:

Barthelemy Boganda Day -- Central African Republic

Borrowed Days begin -- old English/Scottish/Irish legends about how March borrowed the next 3 days from April; these are still seen as weather prognostication days based on several different legends

Day of Redress -- Fairy Calendar

Knights of Columbus Founders Day

Little Red Wagon Day

Martyrs' Day -- Madagascar

Maundy Thursday -- Christian (a/k/a Holy, Green, Chare, Sheer, or Shere Thursday; commemoration of the Last Supper)
    Procession of the Addolorata -- Taranto, Italy

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day -- as recognized by AICPA

Smoke and Mirrors Day -- some sites call it "Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day," but appropriately no one knows who started it

St. Armogastes of Africa's Day (Patron of the poor and torture victims; against poverty and torture)

St. Gladys' and St. Gwynllyw's Day (the Welsh "Bonny and Clyde", who led a life of crime before their conversion)

Wear a Hat Day -- UK (a brain tumour awareness event and fundraiser)   

Youth Day -- Taiwan

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Hamlin weds Lisa Rinna, 1997
Yeshiva College (now University) is chartered in New York, 1928

Birthdays Today:

Hideaki Takizawa, 1982
Jennifer Capriati, 1976
Lucy Lawless, 1968
Elle Macpherson, 1964
Christopher Lambert, 1957
Kurt Thomas, 1956
Earl Christian Campbell, 1955
Karen Ann Quinlan, 1954
Bud Cort, 1950
George Blaha, 1945
Eric Idle, 1943
John Major, 1943
John Joseph McLaughlin, 1927
Pearl Bailey, 1918
Sam Walton, 1918
Eugene Mccarthy, 1916
Philip Ahn, 1905
Denton True "Cy" Young, 1867
Isaac Mayer Wise, Rabbi and Founder of Reform Judaism, 1819
John Tyler, 1790
Carlo Buonaparte, father of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Woman of the Year"(Play), 1981
"The King and I"(Play), 1951
"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows"(circus), 1919
"Mutt and Jeff"(Comic strip), 1908
"Jevgeni Onegin/Eugene Onegin"(Opera; Tchaikovsky Op. 24), 1879

Today in History:

The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded, 1549
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629, 1632
Swedish colonists establish the first settlement in Delaware, 1638
Ludwig von Beethoven, age 24, debuts as a pianist in Vienna, 1795
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway, 1806
Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam, 1848
The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab, 1849
Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day, 1852
Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867
Queen Victoria presides over the opening of Albert Hall in London, 1871
The Knights of Columbus are established, 1882
Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in his back yard, 1886
The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time, 1941
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, 1951
NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury, 1974
The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982
Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province, 1993
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members, 2004
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants, 2004
Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time, 2008
A transistor-like transcriptor is built out of DNA and RNA molecules by American bioengineers at Stanford University, 2013


  1. Your vent is totally justified. And I hope they refund the charges they hit you with.

  2. Bent away. Totally have a right to do so!!

  3. I get so mad at my bank every so often. I used to mobile deposit and then they put a hold on one of the checks and I bounced a bunch of payments. They did refund the money, but they wouldn't take the week long hold off the check I deposited, even though I knew it cleared the other bank. I guess I just vented to you. LOL. Love to read things that push buttons.

  4. I thought that the bank was working for us. Not really. Venting is what we have to do. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Ok, I feel much better now. Ha,ha,ha.
    Have a great day Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. It's been a long while since I've made the rounds. Sorry you're having woes. I hope that all clears soon. Venting is good.. in voice and in type!

  6. I've resend you an email through my comedy plus email account. Please look for it. The title of the email is: It's Comedy Plus.

    I'm so sorry this banking thing has you so frustrated. I've been there though and it's not fun.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  7. The banking things sounds like such a nightmare. So frustrating :-(

    I love playgrounds. I've even been known to swing on the swings even as an adult.

  8. I feel your frustration! It does seem as if we are often ineffective dealing with the large "institutions" regardless of fault. Its unfortunate they charged you overdrafts considering the circumstances.
    Vent away😉

  9. Happy easter to you and your love From Poland

  10. Ugh, this is not a happy story! Sounds like your bank really dropped the ball on handling this problem, and I'm sorry for the frustration and funds shortage it caused you. Hopefully the rest of the week is going better!
    You did have the perfect story for the SSS cue word, though! :-) XOXO

  11. I don't blame you for venting. Overdraft charges are ridiculous.

  12. That does sound really annoying. I would have to have a long talk with that bank. Hope you have a good week end.

  13. A colorful playground with a nice fence for protection of the children
    Hope you are having a great week!

  14. not a good experience (surely made worse by having limited options for doing business with another (hopefully better) institution.