A real bank story - because it happened to me Today at 3:33 pm
DISCLAIMER: A bank story with no opinions, no conjecture, and no
I live in the Dallas area and was at a big 4 bank today. I had finished my transaction and decided to see what info I could find out. I asked the teller if there were any branch officers available, and she called a guy who walked up and asked if he could help me. I said, "Could we talk in private", and we went back and sat down in his cubicle.
I then said, "I have a friend who has been at another branch, and the manager told him that there would soon be packages for customers who were going to be involved in a currency revaluation. I was wondering if you had any of those packages available?"
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He said "Not that he knew of, but that he would check with the branch manager". He went over to talk with the branch manager. I could see the branch mgrs desk from where I was sitting and heard their whole conversation. The branch manager said, "I haven't heard anything today" and briefly looked on his computer. My guy told him "His friend has been in another branch, and that branch officer knew of package info". Then the manager said "Let me check". He then went into the tellers area and behind a wall. In about a minute came back and said, "No, nothing yet."
In the meantime, I had been talking with my guy, and he said, "Just out of curiosity, what currency are you interested in checking on". I said "I have heard that several currencies are possibly revaluating, like the dong." He then said, "Are you asking about the dinar?" At that point I decided to play dumb and said, "Which dinar?" He then said, "The Iraqi dinar". I said "What have you heard?" He said "I've heard that it may be going way up in value."
He then gestured at the empty desk near him, and said "Our personal banker would probably have more info on that, but that hes not in today". I said "Isn't it unusual to have a personal banker at a branch", and he said "Oh all of the branches now have a personal bankers." I asked "When did that happen?" and he answered "2 months ago".
I get tremendous reassurance from several points in this conversation.
1. the branch manager said "No, nothing YET"
2. my bank officer mentioned the dinar by name, and that he heard it would be increasing in value
3. that every branch now has a private banker, and that program began 2 months ago
Any of these 3 items by themselves would be good news - All 3 together
Just sit, wait, and smile knowingly.