Friday, August 21, 2009
Today I receive a cheque from EPF. I applied for a withdrawal a couple of weeks before. How I wish they would give me my savings in cash. But no. Its not their policy and so I would have to go through the humdrum of opening an account, get a card and also fill up forms. The 1st thing when I get the card is to change the pin number, they instructed. Guess what? I did change the pin number but before you know it, the machine swallowed my card, saying there's been an error, please refer to the bank for further action. Luckily I just received the card only minutes ago. So off I went to the officer in charge of "swallowed" cards. He handed me a form, please fill this. Arghh. Ok, you got to do what you got to do. Fill them I did, but the cashier said "you have to pay a penalty". What? Can I just closed this damned account and get back my deposit? "No sir, we will have to penalise you for that too". argghhhh.
In the end, I have to swallow my pride and just follow the rules. I hate banks. I have never had any dealings with banks for decades! Now I hafta open an account, just so that I can get my hands on my savings. The cheque should clear by wednesday they told me. Then I can use that money for some business this ramadan. Any ideas?