Cause having to book off work to go to the bank to set up an account might require a sick day.Â I mean, what, they open at 9 am and close at 4 pm? And it takes an hour to set up an account? And that's if you can convince them to give you an account.
We went in to set up an account this morning and we were informed that we needed to have Photo ID from this province, AND a gas or electric bill from this place.
How can I get a utility bill if I don't have a bank account to pay for the bill?
And we sure don't have Alberta DriversÂ licenses yet.
So we asked the nice lady those questions, and she talked with herÂ superior who finally gave her permission to set it up if we brought in those kinds of ID within a month, or else the account would be closed.
Now I appreciate that they are more strict with setting up accounts, especially in this day ofÂ identityÂ theft, but there has to be some way to do it when the situation requires it.
Anyway, after all that we ran out of time to set up the account, and they closed at 4 pm so I'll have to rebook it for later on this week and we will try again.
Being known in a community is a good thing, it just takes some time to build that up.