I had a little money in WaMu as a leftover in their free checking account program that I used to buy things online as there wasn't much danger in using its associated card. WaMu was absorbed by Chase, and slowly the account changed. I had a missive from Chase some weeks ago stating their plan to charge $10 monthly for my account, beginning in February. I rang up and spoke to a woman who said accounts couldn't be closed *except* in person, but who, when I explained my feebleness, thought she might be able to do something but their network was down and I should call another time.
I rang yesterday and was told I had to be there in person; nevermind that I can remotely transfer all the money out - I just can't close the account, and an unclosed account, she said, still gathers moss... er fees. Can there be any other reason for that other than making it hard to get away from them? My credit union doesn't even *have* buildings to go to - and I like it that way.
Today I rang a few times trying to get through and said I'd be there at 12:30, and they did the necessary paperwork and came out to my car so I could scrawl/sign their chits. Following that it was off to Frank's for my second-to-last appointment before he goes to the Antipodes. Then groceriteriasisationing and back home with a pounding headache. Not a very interesting day, really, but there you have it.
posted by - 6:58 PM