Last week, the secretary at my office whose husband’s company did our cement work took the cheque I wrote for the job to our bank to cash it. The bank refused to honor the cheque. They said that we never wrote cheques of that size, and that it didn’t look like my signature. They apparently compared it to other cheques I had written. They tried to phone me, but I was busy with clients. I never noticed the calls. Husband had to go to the bank and confirm that the cheque was legitimate.
I don’t know how to feel about this. If the secretary in question didn’t look really Hispanic, I probably wouldn’t be upset about this. Ruby said that the teller was condescending and rude. I appreciate that the bank is looking our for my interests, but really! Ruby’s husband, an immigrant from Mexico, came up with excuses for the bank, but I still am upset.
How do you manage your anger?