three strikes yer out
yes, i know, the patriot act (unconstitutionally, i might add, but that's a discussion for a longer time), inconveniences us all, but this discredit union takes it all just that much further, and, as winston liked to say, it's a collection of things up with which i will not put.
closed wednesday afternoons. (strike 1). unwilling to open accounts for children without ID's in addition to birth certificates, (know any 12 year olds with their own ID beyond a birth certificate?). (strike 2). refusing to open an account for me despite my presenting a valid drivers license updated with my correct and current address, a valid passport, a valise-full of valid credit cards, and a checkbook also sporting my correct and current address. (strike 3). (even my pollard memorial library card wouldn't do it--they wanted a current utility bill, too, which, it should be pointed out, is not something i'm in the habit of carrying with me while out walking about).
apparently, they don't want my business, nor that of my family, and that's convenient, because i have absolutely no interest now in giving it to them. i know this is all going to be welcome news down the street, where the net of my current bonus payment is going to be deposited, and i should tell you it's not an insignificant amount. yes, this all may appear in conflict with my recent zen meditation on the subject of bureaucracy, but don't mistake my righteous indignation and ensuing personal boycott to imply incivility on my part, or any lack of respect for their right to put excessive conditions upon my business. they can do as they please, and so can i.
enterprise bank, we love you.