*sigh* today I was supposed to spend my time trying to get some money by going to two banks to redeem (?) my scholarships in the form of checks from primary school (from 2005, 2007 and 2008 – 10 + 20 + 30 €) and also go get my VISA Electron, since I lost my previous one in Russia.
Well, the bank that’s supposed to give me 20 + 30 € has changed its name, so I had no idea if they’ll be able to give me the money – also, I couldn’t find a single one of them anywhere! If I was lucky enough to find one, they wouldn’t have the cashier-services – or whatever-the-heck that’s called. I thought there would be one in Grankulla (Kauniainen in Finnish and English), but NO there’s a Danske Bank at the spot where this stupid OP-Pohjola used to be – *sigh*. And the OP-Pohjola that I did find didn’t have the cashier services…
At least there was still Aktia (= the bank that has my VISA Electron and owes me 10€) – there was still hope for me! Or maybe not. Apparently, since I’m not 18 I wasn’t allowed to redeem the 10€ check without the presence of a parent/guardian. Also, since there had been no sort of agreement with my parents that I was allowed to get my card without their presence I couldn’t even get my card (I’m 2 months and 25 days away from being 18 – I cannot wait!) !!
Thankfully Mom came to pick me up, so we got the card and the 10€ – then we drove to Nummela to the OP-Pohjola there and got a lecture by the bank-woman on how we could also have redeeemed the 20+30 from Aktia and blablabla – *sigh*.
So much for trying to be all grown up and mature and independent! Screw you banks!
Then I spent 160€ on the cutest jug ever!
Finnish design by Arabia – a lovely polar bear from 1883-1992 (I guess). Tomorrow I’ll tell you more about it (aka photos + some history 😀 )
Now I’m off to start being social – time to call Monkey and tell him to come online!