September 29th, 2007

Banks Suck

So, I called up my bank last night to ask them when the fuck the big check was going to clear since it was a cashier's check and put in on Thursday.

"I'm sorry, Mr Calendar," they said. "We have no record of any deposits being made into your account on Thursday," the woman said.

"Well," I know it was put in," I said. "What do I have to do?"

"You need to get the deposit slip number," she said.

This meant I had to call America, get my mom's personal assistant on the phone and have her dig up the record.

I called back and a new lady took my information and said that she would do an investigation.

Finally this morning I called the bank a third time. It turns out they had put the check and deposit "on hold" because their system needed to "verify your address."

I gave it to them and now they assure me it will be credited to my account in "under 12 hours."

Guitar Hero 2

Wow is this game both cool and hard.

I've proved myself useless at both "Mother" and "Shout At The Devil" on the easy setting, though I was able to do "Surrender" by Cheap Trick.

Still, while my wrist hurts, it's clearly the best video game ever made.

Also, has it ever occurred to anyone that essentially, Guitar Hero is mostly the hardest and coolest form of Tetris ever invented?