"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, November 18, 2011

Your friendly bank

There are two branches of our bank here in Wrexham. One is in the town, that's the one where there is always a queue and the irritation of those waiting in it is further compounded by the assistant tootling up and down the queue offering to help you pay in your money, cheques etc yourself. One day I shall be barred from there as I make sure I complain about this lack of attention to what customers really want ( ie, to be served quickly) practically every time I go in there.
The other branch is the one on the industrial estate, which Keith patronises. This is the one where I can definitely never show my face. Why? Because this is the one where they have been baking cakes to sell to customers to raise money for charity. Keith stumbled upon this delightful extra service a few weeks ago and, buying up almost everything that was left, complained mournfully that I never allow him to have such lovely things as cakes.
Each time he goes in, he turns on the charm:
"Where's me cake, then?"
Utterly irrisistible, I'm sure you would agree.
So, unable to stand his moaning resist his pleadings any longer, last night one of the poor, long-suffering employees made him a victorian sponge with his name on.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

3 comments:

  1. Now he's had his cake and presumably eaten it perhaps you can persuade him to change tack and complain to the good bank employees that you never allow him any money. It might work .......

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  2. The writing on the cake suggests that the employee must be around seven years old. Over here in England we tackled child labour long ago. I hope Keith gave you a slice of cake.

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  3. Gaynor, what a brilliant idea. I'll start coaching him today!
    YP, don't be so mean. The intention was good and Keith gave them £10 for it to go to Children in Need. Keith did give me a slice of cake and very nice it was too. :)

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