I live a double life at the moment.
By day, I am mild-mannered spreadsheet guru, working my way through tables and formats and formulae, working out thousands of meaningless numbers that I can then spew into a pretty graph.
By night, I am spending almost every waking minute answering security questions, in a desparate effort to prove that I am really who I say I am, and that these towels I am buying are for drying myself with and not for concealing weapons of massive distraction.
As a result, I finally have some tips for people who are considering moving house and therefore spending a chunk of money.
That last one's crucial. The banks would love to be easier to deal with, really they would. They've got better things to do than check up when you were last on the electoral roll, or get you to try to remember who supplies your electricity. The reason that they have to do this sort of check is a consequence of some criminals, a few stupid people, and massive pressure from consumer bodies. Think of that, the next time you are trying to get your bank charges waived.
Posted by Kate
May 17, 2008 12:39 AM
Can I just say how glad I am that your credit issues didn't surface on Wednesday lunchtime. If they had I like to think my plastic would have jumped to your aid, but when plastic stretches I've heard it can snap. It wouldn't have been pretty - but the food was fantastic!
Fortunately, I chose to put that on a different card! Almost like a spooky premonition.