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Just when you think the world could not get any more $%*@ stupid

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Echo, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    So as is generally the case when one travels overseas, I didn't spend all the Swiss Francs I obtained over there. No big deal right? I can just go to a bank and exchange it back to USD.

    Nope! You have to have an account at the bank. I asked the stupid bitch WHY IN GOD'S NAME they would possibly need me to have an account to exchange less than $50 worth of Swiss currency. This imbicile whore's reply?

    "Because if 9/11. The bank made a policy to track foreign currency transactions."

    Did someone at HSBC suddenly have a stroke of genius, deciding that even though any asshat on the planet can go to any f*cking border crossing or foreign bank and exchange currency, they are going to somehow singlehandedly put a stop to terrorism by requiring me to have an account in order to exchange a small amount of money? WTF?

    I hate everyone.
     

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  2. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I had a similar problem when I came back to the US with a bunch of Italian lira bills... no bank would exchange into US fund because apparently Italian paper money was one of the most counterfited bills in the world.
     
  3. The Toninator

    The Toninator Muffin

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    terrorist. you and the French are in cahoots i can just tell. i've print screened this thread and i'm sending a copy to the office of home land security. you going down commie.
     
  4. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    yeah i here ya echo, I have a cigar box filled with various foriegn currency that I always forget to change over. I hold onto it in hopes of returning there though
     
  5. Echo

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    I'll just hang on to it until next time I go to Canada. At least they have brains up there.
     
  6. ALEXIS_DH

    ALEXIS_DH Tirelessly Awesome

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    that suxors.
    i remember when i was in school in the states, and i went car shopping. i saw this car i liked, and was ready to buy it.

    i paid with a peruvian visa checkcard... but the stupid dealer made a mistake, and told me.. "eh, we will have to void that transaction, and do it again".. i thought, no problem, and did it again.

    a few days later my mom calls me and says.. "hey, you went 500 bucks over the ammount you asked for"..
    and i was like.. WTF???? so i checked my peruvian bank balance, and they took peruvian soles to pay in US dollars, charged me a fee for the conversion. then, when they voided the transaction, they put back the money in dollars, and they charged me ANOTHER fee to convert it, PLUS the difference between asking and bidding price. THEN, they paid in soles and converted to dollars.

    so, they charged me for moving my money from soles to dollars, from dollars to soles, and from soles to dollars once again.
    man i was in rage. the bank said it was not their fault, and the freaking dealer accepted no responsability at all. after hours of hassling they told me "well make it up with a tune up", and that was it.
    goddamit mofos...
     
  7. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    Maybe they don't do business with Dillholes.
     
  8. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Bwahahahaha. funniest thing ive read all day.
     
  9. Flakey Jake

    Flakey Jake Monkey

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    If its less than 50 bucks, make urself a pretty collage of swiss francs, frame it and hang it in your bathroom to endlessly remind you of your trip to Europe. But even more important, calm down and lower ur blood pressure some. It's less than 50 bucks and hence, not worth stressin out over.
     
  10. Echo

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    You don't get a lot of customers if you don't do business with Dillholes :D

    Anyway it's all better now:

     
  11. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    whoa someone needs to go for a ride :D
     
  12. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I think you spelled "worthless" wrong. :D
     
  13. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    all banks and currency exchanges do this now. I had to give them my passport info to buy about $500 worth of euros and pounds sterling.
     
  14. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    you should never assume the world can't get any more stupid. i always change my currency back before i leave the country from whence it came.
     
  15. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Ah yes, that'll make you feel much better :thumb:
     
  16. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    dude, they know you're laundering money for al-qaeda.
     
  17. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    OK Lord Elrond. ;)
     
  18. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i had to google lord elrond, dork.
     
  19. ohio

    ohio The Fresno Kid

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    Come on now, it's not her fault. Don't kill the messenger. Go after the ass-face ****head dip**** chode-licker that instituted the policy.
     
  20. Echo

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    Yeah she unfortunately bore the brunt of my ire :D