I’ve been on hold, for 30 minutes, waiting to talk to someone from my bank’s costumer service. I just want to tell them that I’ll be out of the country, so they don’t think that someone is frauding me.
I know it will take about 2 minutes, when I get the line. IF I get it. Someday. Hopefully before we leave… Oh dang, I hope I get it before we come back!! I’ve put the phone in hands free mode, and I’ve been listening to the same lame music over and over and over…
Here’s what I’ve done so far, while waiting;
- I sorted a batch of clothes I had just washed and put half in the dryer, and the delicate stuff to hang…
- I’ve folded a batch of dry clothes.
- I took a bite.
- I petted Freja.
- Since I woke her up, I had to feed Freja.
- I went through my traveling notebook, to check what numbers and adresses I had to add in, in case of any technological mishaps (It’s been known to happen to me… more than once!)
All of that while cursing about knowing that I would get a straight access if I wanted to pay them money!
As I thought… After 48 minutes of waiting, I was online about five minutes to add the traveling notice to both my ATM and credit card, and link the two, so I can access my accounts from either ones.
Virgin Mobile is next.
First things first, I hate calling Virgin, because although I understand they aim a young customer base, their customer service is way too friendly to my liking. Their recorded messages always make me wonder if I called the wrong place and am about to get some extremely costy phone sex!
Ok, surprise (a good one), since there seems to be a bit of a wait, I am about to get the waiting music…. BUT, I get to choose! Holy cow…. Really?? I joke around, but I do find that to be kind of cool from them. At least, if I don’t like the music, I only have myself to blame. So… Soft relaxing music? Na. The other two choices are a good beat, or Holiday music…. Holiday music? In August?? People actually choose that??
I took “good beat” and didn’t even have to listen to a whole song… Again, five minutes, and I am all set for Vikingland.
And now I have no more good reason to stay on the couch.
Back to my to-do list… With “call bank” and “call Virgin” checked!