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Do you check your bank statements?

Yeah, I know it should be a resounding YES but I have a couple of friends who don’t. If the bank balance looks more or less that they are solvent they don’t comb through it.

Got my bank statement earlier today and very soon after hotfooted it to the bank to dispute a $99 charge that I know I didn’t authorise. PLUS it was a string of letters and numbers that just screamed BOGUS!!

The dude at the bank was very understanding and filed the appropriate paperwork to challenge the charges. Now I just wait to get my money back.

Thankfully it’s only $99 (although that would definitely go a long way to feeding the kids for a day or two) – I know of others who have been taken for $20,000!!

So, check check check your bank statements. That’s my PSA for the day.

The Royal Bank of Ima


Hello and welcome to the Royal Bank Of Ima. How may I process your request?

For allowance press One

For lunch money press Two

For all other inquiries press Zero


*One is Pressed

Press 1 if homework has been done (I will know if you are lying)

Press 1 again if bed is made

Press 1 again if room is in order

Go back to your room and clean up and then call again, I know you are not being truthful.



*Two is Pressed

Press 1 if this is the first request this week

Please enter the menu for the day

Press 1 if it is a balanced meal

Press 1 if you promise to have a vegetable too


*Zero is Pressed

I am sorry. The Bank of Ima has temporarily run out of funds because all her customers are bleeding her dry. Please try again later. Our advice to you before you try again – make sure all your clothes are in the hamper, your bedroom and bathroom are clean, your homework is done, your laundry put away, your teeth are brushed, you have made a fresh pot of coffee so you can serve a coffee to your Ima – if you have satisfied all these conditions you may find that there is a possibility of available funding.