I received a text from my bank telling me that I was overdrawn. I knew that I wasn’t. I checked my statement and there were three transactions made to a company that I’ve never heard of. I rang the bank immediately. It transpired that the debits related to an online casino company. Outrageous! I’ve played the odd game of pontoon for pennies and bought the occasional lottery ticket over the years; I’ve even played the one arm bandits in a seaside arcade from time to time, but I’d never even considered an online casino.
Banks get pretty bad press and I’ve been known to complain loudly (metaphorically speaking) about their lack of customer consideration in doing away with tellers in favour of machines, but credit (excuse the pun) where it’s due, they were excellent. Within 24 hours my account was refunded and the associated bank charges written off, and in less than 48 hours I’d received a new bank card and the paperwork from the bank which confirmed the conversation we’d had. I just need to check it through, sign and return it. I have no idea how this has happened. I never let my card out of my sight and no-one, even Husband, is aware of my PIN. The worst part of this Is the feeling of invaded privacy and vulnerability.
Then some lowlife keyed my car. 😡
Things did get better. At work I was touched to receive a letter from an ex-colleague thanking me for the support and guidance I’d given. I was doing my job but it’s always nice to feel appreciated.
A very late birthday celebration saw me with a friend taking afternoon tea at the Constance Wallace Tea Room in nearby Barnt Green. Fabulous service, attentive but not intrusive and good food – they could certainly show others how to do it. The revival of the afternoon tea tradition a few years ago saw every man and his dog thinking it a way to make easy money. Not if it’s done properly! I had to bring three cakes home for Husband because I was too full to eat them. I’m annoyed that I forgot to take my iPad so that I could take pictures. I hope they won’t mind me borrowing this one.
Yesterday I saw younger son and family, today elder son and family, and tomorrow daughter and hers will visit. The week ends on the best note ❤️