The mail has arrived.
Are you surprised?
update: I had a check to deposit so I headed for the bank. Also, I only had one 'starter' check left so needed more. Officer that was supposed to initiate a trace on the missing checks was not at work today.
There is a problem for these people. Beyond the absurdity of the situation, I have a fantastic memory. Situation went as follows:
Deb: The officer was going to request a trace.
Bank: Oh she was? I know that she checked and confirmed that we ordered them on the 2nd and the printing company shipped them on the.....
Deb: They were charged to my account on the 13th.
Bank: Yes. She's not in today so I can't check if there was a trace.
Deb: I'll need more 'starter' checks.
Bank: Would you like five or ten? They're on us.
Deb: At the rate this is going you better give me ten.
Bank goes to back room and prints 'starter' checks.
Deb: Would it be possible to get a debit card on this account so I can actually use my money?
Bank: Yes, but that takes two weeks. We have to send out for them. I know that 'V' was going to do a trace on your order.
Deb: Yes, I was the one that just told you that.
Bank: Even one of our employees hasn't gotten her checks and it's been three and a half weeks.
Deb: Your officer told me that no one else was having this problem.
Bank: Well, it does seem to be the Post Office that's the problem.
Deb: No, the bank's handling of the problem is not appropriate and the entire situation is a very poor reflection on the bank. We are considering relocating all six of our accounts elsewhere.
I turned my back and left, ten relatively useless 'starter' checks in hand.
Don't worry. I'll go back tomorrow.......and every day until my checks arrive!