Giles: Helping out with the dishes makes me feel useful. Dawn: Wanna clean out the garage with us Saturday? You could feel indispensable.

'Dirty Girls'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


meara - Sep 17, 2021 11:00:40 am PDT #9323 of 10010

Yeah—I think they’re still saying someone walked in and withdrew money, but they’re claiming the teller who did that withdrawal fucked up. Not 100% sure I believe (aren’t there double checks??) but I’d also believe if it was a thieving teller they probably wouldn’t tell me?


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 11:11:46 am PDT #9324 of 10010

Approve of cake choice. But, really, there wasn't one I wouldn't have liked.

lisah, ouch! Heal well.

Steph, that sounds heavenly.

meara, I'm glad it's resolved, but yikes.

Laura, lake kayaking and relaxing sound fab.

I kind of want to schedule a massage for this weekend now. Hmmm.


Jesse - Sep 17, 2021 11:30:28 am PDT #9325 of 10010
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Yeah, but they originally told you that someone walked into a brick-and-mortar brnach and withdrew the money. So either the mythical person who made the withdrawal or the mythical teller who typed the wrong number (or both) is a lie. That wouldn't fill me with confidence about their continued ability to be your bank.

I think those fit together? Someone walked into a branch to withdraw money from their own account, and the teller took it from the wrong account by accident. Anyway.

Steph inspired my main plan for tomorrow. No, not hiking in Vermont, going to Trader Joe's to buy everything pumpkin!!!!!


Laura - Sep 17, 2021 11:41:02 am PDT #9326 of 10010
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

claimed it was a teller error and they’d typed the wrong account number.

Wow! Maybe they watched the tape and saw which customer it was and they have a similar account number? Bad handwriting on the part of the customer on the withdrawal slip?


Steph L. - Sep 17, 2021 11:47:59 am PDT #9327 of 10010
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

Steph inspired my main plan for tomorrow. No, not hiking in Vermont, going to Trader Joe's to buy everything pumpkin!!!!!

I'm out here changing lives.


-t - Sep 17, 2021 11:54:46 am PDT #9328 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

Remembering back to when I was a teller for Wells Fargo...that's plausible. At least back then it was just a manual check that the name on the account matches the person doing the withdrawing, and it would be easy to not pay attention to that if the money is there and everyone was in a hurry (and everyone is always in a hurry, right?). It's that interface between what's in the records and who is physically in the bank that's the weakness. Glad wasn't something more nefarious, meara, but argh at all the unnecessary inconvenience and worry for you! They should do something super nice for you to make up for it but I don't even know what a bank could do for you other than give you some money and that seems like an unlikely outcome.

Tep in VT sounds so fab!


-t - Sep 17, 2021 11:55:11 am PDT #9329 of 10010
Well, not where I'm from. But maybe I'm not there anymore

You're an influencer!


JenP - Sep 17, 2021 12:07:17 pm PDT #9330 of 10010

I'm out here changing lives.

You're an influencer

I'm with Jesse on TJs tonight. You truly are!


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:15:41 pm PDT #9331 of 10010
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Yep -- Tim's cousin is getting married in Vermont, and since (1) we didn't take a vacation (or really any time off) last year, and (2) our wedding anniversary is next week, we decided to turn the trip into a weeklong vacation. I had lofty plans of lots of challenging hikes, and those plans turned into "short lazy hike on the flattest ground possible while still being on a trail" followed by "anniversary couples' massage and/or fuck it, maybe a whole spa day because we are both so goddamn burned out." And probably just loafing around the shore of Lake Champlain. Also hot cider donuts, Ben & Jerry's, and a maple soft-serve that is the most amazing ice cream product I've ever eaten. And then at the end of the week, 2 days of Beckmeyer shenanigans. There are many, many family members who haven't seen how I enthusiastically dance really, really badly at weddings.

NICE!! You go, Girl! (Go and chill and relax and enjoy yourself!)


EpicTangent - Sep 17, 2021 12:18:38 pm PDT #9332 of 10010
Why isn't everyone pelting me with JOY, dammit? - Zenkitty

Yikes, lisah! That sounds no fun! Glad you're doing some better today. Hope the weekend of chilling takes you the rest of the way back.