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December 18th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

I went into BoA because I had an extra $5 to pay on my car and the girl had a nice little laugh. So I said to her if I paid $5 extra a day that will equal $25 which is $100 a month and $1200 for the year. Then I took my receipt and left

15 Responses to “Annoyed”

  1. miclason Says:

    Want to be eventhough she works at a bank she has no idea about $$$?

  2. Aleta Says:

    Amber: Alot of these people who work in FINANCIAL institutions have no clue about what you are doing. To her; that's "Latte" money, but to us, it's a plan. When you're on a track like this, you have to stay very focused where you aren't looking to the right or the left or you will be dissappointed.

    We're all on a journey and you just happen to be smarter than most people your age because a lightbulb came on one day as it did for most of us here and we were willing to pay the price to get to where we want to be.

    Hang it there. You're doing great.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I agree with what Aleta says. I used to be a teller in a bank and I loved it when someone would make a $5 deposit. It showed how hard they were trying to save.

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    I know the feeling; now that I've been trying to budget I get a lot of puzzled silences and blank looks. I called Apple because I thought they'd overcharged me $3 on a $150 ipod Xmas present. Short silence on the other end of the line. I was like, well, I didn't budget for a $153 ipod, dammit! Then when I was at a pizza place having a beer with friends and they ordered pizza, my husband gave them a $1 off coupon he had in his wallet, because we probably wouldn't order food there anytime soon. The look we got was almost like, it wasted more energy to take that out of your wallet than it was even worth! Luckily no one's been outright rude, just clueless.

    On this subject, we're the smart ones--most of the rest of the country has got all the wrong ideas about money. The millionaire president at my old job used to save half-used maple syrup packs from McDonald's, someone said who'd been at his house. I'd rather be like him than that silly bank teller! :-)

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    That was rude! I can tell you from personal experience that people who work for financial institutions can be as clueless about money as anyone else. I worked in a risk department where we saw people with debt twice the size of their income. My coworker would spend all day talking about how crazy it was and how he wouldn't be able to sleep at night. Then one night, we had a work outing and after a few beers, he let it slip that he was $25,000.00 in debt from vacations, eating out and buying thousands of dvds. His words, not mine. Crazy, I tell ya!

  6. scfr Says:

    Amber, that gal may be laughing at that bank, but I predict that someday you will be "laughing all the way to the bank!"

  7. katwoman Says:

    Good for you for sticking to your guns! Some folks really can't think beyond their nose.

  8. Mr. Meager Says:

    should have asked her: "Did you just laugh at one of your customers?"

  9. campfrugal Says:

    I had a similar incident. I called for my vehicle payoff amount and the representative from the company I had my loan with said "Never" and then laughed.

    I just laughed back and said "when I pay this off, I will "Never" have you as my loan company again with that kind of customer service."

    She apologized and gave me my pay off amount. I hung up.

  10. luxliving Says:

    Oh Amber I'd be right back in her line tomorrow w/another fiver just to be all 'in yo' face laughette!' I'd also probably speak to these people who are laughing's managers with a small hint to them that they are ALL living on the salary that they earn while being there to WAIT ON Good Customers like YOU, and perhaps they need a little sensitivity training?

    I'm so with you on this one. I take my little piddly 1.36ish deposits in and I want service just like the next person in line. They sometimes get what I like to call pizzy w/me UNTIL they pull up my account and the multiple digits balance helps them to see the error of their ways. Then I give them a knowing little glance and smile and say, 'not so silly after all, heh?' They can think I'm some eccentric little old biddy all they want, what do I care!!

    Keep going, you're doing fine!!

  11. Amber Says:

    You knosw Lux I was thinking I should go back and make a $2 paymemnt, that would really get her. Since they have become so big (BoA) the customer service has gone down the tubes, you can no longer get a deposit slip in the drive through any more. I usually have them but ran out and was told I could not be served

  12. Aleta Says:

    That's why most of us should be out of debt, just not to have to put up with obnoxious people like that. I wonder how she thought she got her job.

    Amber, I would go in there with a $1 and make sure you get the same girl.

  13. Amber Says:

    aleta,
    I acutally received $3 today for a survey that was completed so I will be paying this amount on the BoA CC

  14. terri77 Says:

    That was rude. I bet she has concept of living debt free.

    I'll never forget when I was in college and finally saved up $1,000. I took it in to get a CD and asked the lady the difference between getting your interest deposited to another account and having it compounded. I didn't understand the terms used so I didn't know what it was. She told me in a condescending tone that she didn't understand why I would want it transferred to another account since it was such a small amount. I didn't want that, I was just asking to be educated. I've stayed with the credit union, but I've often thought about that situation and how petty some people can be. They just hate to see you get ahead.

  15. Amber Says:

    I never knew that I could have my interest transferred to a different account, thanks for the tip

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