Welcome to the new normal!



We needed to check out our balance. Usually, it is easy and we check online. There were irregularities. Not big ones, but big enough to mess up our day. We are used to having more month than money by two weeks. We manage. But this little bank oopsie was enough to keep us in suspense all day.

We had no choice but to call the bank. Do you remember talking to real people? Yeah, you are old like me. So ‘All agents are busy, thank you for your patience, blah, blah, blah!’ And then the guitar music plays. Four hours! We finally gave up. We figure there are no agents or only a few and if you are the lucky ones you might get to speak to someone on the other side of the globe. The whole household sat on tenterhooks waiting as one of us would have to go to the store to pick up the needed stuff, if we could recoup the loss. This represents all of us!




Luckily my son helped us out. We figured at fourish here on the west coast, it is after closing time on the east coast. So we hung up. At least we were not on cell phones all that time. Landlines are so much better for sitting on hold.


The lesson, check your balances often. With fewer employees at any business, complications will arise.

By the way, this is Linda’s newest prompt to help us all connect during this crisis time.