It is literally 100 footsteps from my front door and the Tesco Express in the corner near my house. I counted them today. It may seem a silly thing to do but I had a good enough reason (well good enough for my mind).
Before popping over to get a few things (milk, chips for tea, tobacco, etc.), I logged into my bank account. I transferred £30, grabbed my keys and shopping bag then left the house. I grabbed the milk then the chips (I’m forever popping in there so went straight to them without any hunting or dawdling) then headed for the till. Hi, how ya doing, blah, blah whilst Adam rang up my items and some tobacco. Pop in my card, enter the pin … DECLINED!
WTF?!?!?! I literally had JUST put money in! We tried again … no joy. I paid cash for the tobacco and he set the rest aside. Theres a cashpoint right outside the store (naturally) so I tried to withdraw £10 as I have had issues with my card in the store before … INSUFFICIENT FUNDS. Ugggghhhh! How can it possibly be?!
I go back home. I log into my bank. Available balance £6! I don’t get it at all. How can £24 have disappeared in that little space of time? In just 100 footsteps? I transfer another £10 from my savings, rush back to the cashpoint and withdraw the needed money. Adam thinks it is funny when I tell him as he rings my items through a second time (minus the tobacco). I didn’t. I still don’t. I am baffled at what transaction is sitting there disrupting my available balance. I have thought about it, gone through recent receipts, looked through direct debits, etc. I can find nothing that should be awaiting payment. Grrrr.
I HATE BANKS!!!!