As the title says, I’m back and badder than ever…sort of. You could say I am causing trouble as usual…wreaking havoc on all nature around me but this time with a relaxed smile on my face. Having a two-week vacation in paradise is so relaxing that coming back and facing the madness of the highway at rush hour 30 minutes after you step off a plane should just not be allowed. As usual, I was terrified and stupefied at the frenzied madness of the fast-paced life we have in Toronto. So much so that I moseyed along at just ten over the speed limit and had frustrated commuters passing me where they shouldn’t pass. Ooops?
Not to worry…I didn’t do this on the 407-toll highway…I actually did 120 KM/H but was still being passed…something is wrong with that picture I think?
Being back in cold winter land, it was time for me to get my finances back in order. Before I left, I had a small skirmish with two of the banks I deal with; they mysteriously lost $4500, which was my credit card payment. I couldn’t do much while on vacation except get an investigation started. Read about that here.
I inevitably found out that my new TD credit card is not compatible with the other banks payment systems. “Well Miss, we are aware of the problem and we are working to rectify it.” Oh, goody…in bank language that means we have no effing idea what is going on with our super sophisticated electronic banking system. Kind of the same message you hear when a retailer or bank is breached by a hacker…we had no idea. Sure you didn’t.
Anyways…all is happy with my finances now, it just involved me driving to one bank, withdrawing $4500 cash, then frantically driving to the next bank before possibly being robbed and then making a payment to my credit card. I think the irony of all this is that even though I went into the branch before the daily cut-off time, it still took two days for the payment to process. Comical.
If that’s not enough humor for you…the TSA broke my suitcase – how? – proceeded to rummage through all contents, and then leave their calling card. While rummaging, it appears they took my beautiful silk dress, scrunched it up in a ball and then scrunched up all my other clothes in another ball. I must have had a person with a shoe fetish as all my heels survived. The silk dress is badly wrinkled and in need of a good steaming and my suitcase, well, I am in need of another with the built-in lock being broken off. GRRRR….I paid $25 for you to mishandle my luggage? Hmmm….
And as trouble goes, I had to cause more at Park N Fly. Yep, never a dull moment! I went to the automated machine to find out I owed $291 for two weeks parking….SAY WHAT!!!???
Walking up to the bored out of her skull representative proved futile…
“Miss, your discount is already applied; you’re getting 25% off.”
Yep right,…off what? Do I get a bar of gold? The online system quoted $180 and said I did not require a coupon.
“Well, miss, that’s not correct, you need a coupon, did you print the coupon?”
FUUUU>>>>>KKKKKK!!!! Err, I meant to say Fudge…yes, Fudge.
Feeling utterly ripped off for parking, cheated out of a suitcase and back in the frigid cold, I was nevertheless super happy my credit card payment was resolved and that I received all interest waived for two months. Not that I need it but happy anyways…just in case. Told ya I was badder than ever! 🙂
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