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Overdraft Protection

So, speaking of financial matters, I just had a funny conversation with an HSBC representative.  I had to give them a call because we got a notice from the credit union that they didn’t get our March payment.  It’s set up to automatically pay through the Bill Pay online, so I thought that was odd.

So I called to find out what’s up.  HSBC confirms the check was never cashed.  Now I have to call the credit union and explain what happened and see if they’ll waive the $20 late fee.  Irritating, but whatever…

Then, after resolving the initial problem, the following conversation occurs:

HSBC Rep: One more thing Mr. Christ.  I notice you don’t have overdraft protection on your account.  Would you like to add it for free?

Me: No.

HSBC Rep: But it’s free.

Me: I’m not interested.

HSBC Rep: Can I ask why not?

Me: Because we don’t spend money we don’t have.

HSBC Rep: [Silence] Ok. Thank you Mr. Christ.

Made me think of this great video from Saturday Night Live.  (WordPress doesn’t seem to have an easy way to embed Hulu videos, so you’ll have to visit the link.)

EDIT: Let’s try this, actually:

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Mountain Climbing

I was talking with someone recently about a struggle they’re having.  It’s like this never-ending mountain that they are trying to climb.  Found this picture by chance and figured it was appropriate:

The Mountain

I suppose the devil is the one standing there with the sign.  I know I’ve felt like that guy climbing a few times in life.  The mountain always looks taller while climbing than afterwards.

You can check out more pics by Dave at his blog.  A quick scan through the blog turned up these gems:

Best Day to Surf All Year

Today is one of my favorite days of the year to surf the web. Why? It seems like on this day every year, the best inventions, innovations and inspired ideas. Some of my favorite so far:

Update:

Any good announcements out there that you’ve seen?

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