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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I've got limits



Modern life has its share of hassles. I can deal with them -up to a point.

One example. Some years back my lovely wife needed surgery. Nothing life threatening, but a big quality of life thing. Her insurance required preapprovals. No problem. We got all our ducks in a row. I made sure to double check that all preapprovals were done. The surgery went well. Afterwards we got a $35,000 bill. The insurance claimed we hadn't gotten preapprovals.

That's when my lovely wife had to take over as I was too mad to talk without spitting acid. She fixed the problem.

Now our old credit union was bought out by a bigger credit union. Days of my precious time have been spent getting our accounts straightened out. Saturday we got a letter from the credit union that sent me ballistic.

Yep, my lovely wife had to talk to them on the phone as my patience had been all used up. I'm pretty sure that the Dalai Lama would have been cursing by now. Gandhi would have been looking to kick butt. Martin Luther King would have given a “I have a Nightmare” speech.

My lovely wife straightened it out today. I grilled her a thick steak. She is a pearl beyond price. Our winter plans are back on track.

-Sixbears

24 comments:

  1. Sixbear men have trouble dealing with stupid people.Women have learned to work with people of limited intelligance by having husbands.AT last my past and present wife told me that!:)

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  2. They probably have too many college-educated KIDS running the place these days. We have a lot of that here I know. They let all the older, better-paid employees go and can't figure out why things get in such a mess.

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    1. I know for a fact they let the older and wiser people go from the local branch, and it's been a bad thing indeed.

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  3. Just the opposite in with my parents. My Mom had the same thing of a CU taken over with a larger one and they did something she didn't like and she dropped them like a hot rock!

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    1. We are too entangled with this credit union to move somewhere else in the few weeks remaining before our trip.

      When we get back, however . . .

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  4. Good for your wife! Very nice of you to make her dinner, but did you do the dishes, too? :0)

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    1. I do most of the dishes, most of the time.

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  5. Keep her, she is an exemption to the latest rule. Todays wife's are modern and don't take very much to dump their problems into the husband's before bailing out. Some stick to them and willing to work any, whatever comes into resolving. Those are the keepers.

    Congrats.

    cheers.

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    1. She is a keeper. I know how lucky I am.

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  6. I'm glad to hear your plans are back up and running. Now go kick back and relieve the stress you have from dealing with the credit union, so you and your sweet wife can enjoy many winters together.

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    1. I'm pretty good at letting things go. Lots of practice. I'm pretty good at mellow.

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  7. Sounds to me that you have a good partner there.

    Bless her little heart!

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    1. I'm glad she can pick up the slack when I reach my limit.

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  8. I had to go to the bank to cash a small check, I waited until it seemed hell freezing over, the fellow young enough to be my grandchild cashed it but did not give me a check register or a savings register, the bank manager strolled by I asked her, she ran and got it, she is retiring soon my age 65, they have replaced all kinds of great profressional people with hapless young part timers and they wonder why everyone is baling..We need to have a place in our local economy to have our small amount of money but really, no servie and makes a person wait forever, really? Another bank bought our bank out after being in this town and county for 100 years, now service is total shit and the people who work there are miserable we are looking for another place in our town..sorry you got the shits over the phone too..have a good trip!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks.

      Even the smaller banks and credit unions have suffered from the race to the bottom.

      I've an eye on another credit union, with just two branches. That was the size of my old credit union back when it was good.

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  9. That's why they are called your better half....

    ;)

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  10. Sounds funny but I still miss my ex. Couldnt compete I guess. You have a good one Sixbears. As for banks, I leave enough money in mine to cover the bills and the $250 minimum. The rest is in the national bank Of Nightshift's Gun safe. I minimize my bank usage as much as I can. Means I usually have some bugout cash if I need it. Got caught with my pants down in Katrina. Had everything else covered but not cash. My son had a couple hundred from mowing lawns. He got paid back with interest.

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    1. Hey Nightshift. Good to see you come by.

      We all get caught out sometimes. Good thing your kid was there for you.

      I'm having more to do with banks that I'd like, but that's how it goes sometimes. It's actually gotten a bit more complicated for me to run my life from on the road than it was 12 years ago. Go figure.

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  11. I have blown my head gasket many a time over the ridiculous crap our government shoves down our throats, and many times over "insurance" garbage, which is a huge lobbying force. Hence Obammycare. But I digress...

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    1. It's all cut from the same cloth. Modern life is just full of this crap.

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