Tuesday, 13 October 2020

The long and the short of it.

Good morning. I see that John has come up with an idea for how and when to post on his blog, when his brain is tired and empty. This happens to me from time to time. If I leave it too late in the day my brain starts to wind down, I am tired and blogging becomes a chore. I don't want it to. I like blogging, so I am thinking of different ways to do it. John is making notes, then combines them into one post, great idea. 
I have often thought that if I have spent time on composing a long and detailed post, I can then take a day or two off. I have a short attention span, and need to move on, so what about the idea of  tweeting on the blog. Tweets are short, stories and comments  have to be condensed into so many words. Maybe I could do that here. Bite sized blog posts, which might appear at any time, with no limit on how many per day. Whack 'em out, or take a day off.  
Would this work? People like routine, they want a post to read with their morning coffee. I don't particularly like routine. Yes there are some things I do on a regular basis, but I don't like to feel tied, an obligation to do something at a specific time every day. I keep coming back to the fact that I write the blog for me. I am happy to pass on information which might help others, but it is basically a diary of what I choose to disclose about my life, and my thoughts on different topics. 
Anyway, enough of the rambling. Kay asked if there are any more banks which treat their customers badly and close accounts without explanation, as it happened to Laura. Well, I put 'bank closed my account', into google and it came up with other examples. Anyone can do research in this way, a few words in the top address bar will come up with other relevant web sites and videos. Here is one of them. At least this chappie got a reason why they closed his account, even though it is totally nuts. 

Now for breakfast. You might find me dashing in and out at odd times. Hope you can cope with my erratic posting. Toodle pip.   ilona

11 comments:

  1. I don't like routine either. It's a good thing too because the way I sleep (or don't), I would be in a constant state of flux. It's 5:45am now and I haven't been able to fall asleep yet. Insomnia is a real cross. ~Andrea

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  2. Nat West have been closing accounts too. The cooler nights help me sleep better thank heavens. I know all about bad sleep patterns. I was a shift worker most of my working life.

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  3. I think that you should post just whenever you feel like it!.I can imagine that it must be difficult some days when your head just doesnt feel like it...but we will still all be here!.I think that we all love your coffee chats as well.It was lovely to speak to Flis this afternoon,Although she is unable to comment now,she always reads and enjoys your post.She is a lovely positive person and a great animal lover as well.xx

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  4. Ilona...the voice of sense and reason...we love your coffee chats! I walked to the other end of town last Saturday to find HSBC is now shut on Saturdays. That's ok if you don't work all week and you like internet banking.

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    1. So many banks are cutting their hours. I can't see any legitimate reasons for them doing this, other than to push people onto banking online.

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  5. Bank of America has been tempting me with a bonus to open a checking account with them - I was on the verge of doing so but this situation makes me hesitate. Absolutely ridiculous.
    Your coffee chats are much enjoyed by me -- especially when your cat is on the scene.

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    1. I think it is prudent to scrutinise the Terms and Conditions when signing up to something. Most people don't, me included, but I shall be more vigilant from now on.

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  6. I get your posts asynchronously anyway, as I'm in the States. You remind me of the wonderful semester I spent in London, and inspire me to be more active and make crafty things. Lot of love

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    1. There are some crafty posts in the pipeline. Thank you for your comment.

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  7. Banks can close accounts with no reason?? I've never heard of that before.
    I'll keep reading your blog however often you choose to blog. I may not always comment.

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    1. It appears they can, in the same way that shops are not obliged to sell you anything.
      https://bankomb.org.nz/guides-and-cases/quick-guides/bank-accounts/closing-accounts/

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      In some limited circumstances, however, a bank can close your account without giving you any notice. These may include:

      if a bank is complying with a court order
      if you have fraudulent activity related to your account
      if you have breached the bank’s terms and conditions
      if you have acted abusively towards bank staff.

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