I feel like I have completed a marathon, and yet all I did was sit in front of my computer!
After the debacle with our bank earlier this year, we promptly switched banks.
Well, I *say* promptly but the reality is that it takes forever to actually get everything sorted – one of the complications of living in our modern society. I guess this is why people don’t switch their bank more often, even when they are really fed up.
We signed up for the new accounts way back in August – which was not as simple as it sounds. You can’t just open an account anymore – you have to know exactly how you are going to use it, so they can recommend the best “product” for you. Ummm hello, I just want a bank account that pays interest, and has no fees! Yeah, good luck with that one.
Here we are now at the end of November and we have finally sorted out our cards and pin numbers and internet banking, and arranged for the hubster’s employer and my clients to pay into the new accounts.
So over the weekend it was time to notify all relevant parties, and change all our auto-deductions. What fun that was (yes, I’m being sarcastic!).
I suppose I should be grateful that I was able to do 90% of it online, and didn’t have to muck around with phone calls etc. There are a couple from my list that I flicked over to the hubster to deal with.
And now I have a mammoth headache, so that’s why you’re getting this little rant today instead of a regular blog post 😉 .
Next on the hit list? Our internet service provider! But again, putting it off because can you imagine what a palaver it will be to make sure everybody gets our new email address. Mind you, it might stop the spammers for a while!
Modern technology is great, but sometimes I can’t help feeling that it’s a double-edged sword …