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I recently received a £2 voucher from a supermarket after complaining vociferously about the poor quality of their own-brand Rich Tea biscuits, which I spent on more tasty, tasty biscuits. Tell us about your trivial victories that have made life a tiny bit better.

(, Thu 10 Feb 2011, 12:07)
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A roasted pea, in line with "Abbey/A&L/Santander are bastards"
During trials and tribulations with Abbey, I once needed to withdraw £400 for a replacement disposable car. A fine fifteen-year-old Vauxhall Chavalier on this occasion... I digress.

I went into the bank and, knowing that the daily cash machine limit was £300, queued up. For about twenty minutes. When I got to the window, Emo cashier boy says, "oh you need to take £300 from the cash machine and then I can do the other £100."
"But I'll have to queue up again!" I protest.
"No it's fine," says Emo boy, "use that cash machine there and I'll get the £100 out, just come straight back to the window."

Fine, the machine is literally next to the counters; I get my £300 and go back.
"So," he says, counting out tennners, "that's ten, twenty, thirty..." "Actually," I say, "can I have it in twenties please?"
"Oh yes, of course," says Emo boy. He counts ten tenners back into his till... and then proceeds to count out the twenties.
"Ten, twenty, thirty..." etc.

I obviously kept my gob shut.

Two hours later, a frantic phone call from the branch manager. "Mr X5, did you withdraw some cash over the counter today?" "Why yes I certainly did, one hundred English pounds in fact."
"Right... did you happen to notice if it was ten or twenty pound notes?" "Oh no, I am afraid I didn't. is there a problem?"
"We might have given you the wrong amount, you see. Can you check the money and see how much it is?"
"Well, no I can't, as I've already handed it over to the man with the car. However, I do have a receipt which I signed and you stamped to say it was £100. So if you have UNDERpaid me, there's not much I can do is there?"
"Well, Mr X5, i'll be honest, I think we overpaid you."
"Ah yes, but in this situation, in light of my receipt, I don't suppose there's much you can do is there....."

Take that you thieving bastards
(, Fri 11 Feb 2011, 14:22, 4 replies)
And the emo kid probably lost his job
cos, you know it was his mistake. Hardly sticking it to 'the man' is it? He was probably summarily dismissed on the grounds of suspected robbery, never to be given a reference again. You probably instigated a downward spiral of loss of confidence and low self-esteem, probably culminating in his ending his days with a skank-needle hanging out of the big vein in his cock. Probably. Woo. Win.
(, Fri 11 Feb 2011, 16:11, closed)
except he is currently branch manager at the same location. So calm down
(, Fri 11 Feb 2011, 16:39, closed)
you lost my "interest" in this poor twunt when you said "emo"

if he had been fired... that would have given the cunt an excuse to be miserable, yet he seems to have received a promotion! hardly an excuse to continue an emo-like existence is it now... well done on legally "robbing" Abbey my friend, well done there!

as for any sympathy for the "poor little emo kid" - forget that! he's an emo!!
(, Fri 11 Feb 2011, 17:31, closed)
did him a favour.

Just think, if he'd given the money back and the kid had kept his job, then he'd still be working for a bank.

At least this way, he has half a chance of gaining respectable employment instead.
(, Fri 11 Feb 2011, 19:14, closed)

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