I stopped going inside the banks. It used to be great going to my favorite bank at least once a week. I knew all the clerk there and had developed a relationship with them. They knew me by my first name and they knew my accounts. They even got to know my schedule and when they could expect to see me.
After the mergers took place, the clerks were relocated or terminated. I missed all the wonderful help, and the bank that was so conveniently close by. Instead of that warm and friendly feeling, now, I go in to be questioned. It wasn't even because I wanted to take money out, I only wanted to put money into their branch!
The clerks acted like they had never seen more than one check before. With T at the time being three, I could only spare a few minutes here and there. It usually turned into a 15 minutes ordeal, and me getting so upset with them for scrutinizing the checks and the bank routing numbers. They asked me all kinds of questions about the deposited checks, and stared at it as if it's their first day on the job. It was really irritating. One day I got fed up with the questions and the slowness, I asked for all my checks back. I took my checks and went outside to the ATM, deposited the checks within two minutes. I vouched to never go inside the banks again unless I absolutely had to.
I am glad I don't have to put up with the scrutinizing clerks anymore, I am doing a lot of my banking online, paying bills, deposits made through ATMs, or I just send in my checks. Bill paying doesn't require checks anymore, I can do all the bill pays online, it keeps the record and I always have access to them. I really love Aurora bank because I don't have to deal with another incompetent clerk again. I know, it's not nice, but when people waste my time unnecessarily, I can't be that forgiving.
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Just Deposit My Checks!