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HulaGirlComingBack

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You wanna know who I am. Then read what follows. OMG.

I found myself a cash machine on Saturday and made a couple of attempts to withdraw money. All failed because I used the wrong code. I still have my card, but it is blocked, and I have let us say 10 Euro in my pocket, an almost empty fuel tank, and lots of driving around to do. I mean, how stupid can someone be.
The bank will send me a new code, but how long will it take? At least a week, if you ask me - because it is the second time this happens to me!!!! OMG! I am beginning to realize how silly I am. The only way out of this situation is mom.
I will seriously have to start keeping more cash underneath my pillow.

Does anybody have any creative ideas on how to survive 7 days without cash?

PS: please do not tell me I have to walk or ride my bike. My delicate system cannot support such activity right now. Thank you.

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When that happened to me I went into the bank and they said that if I bring photo ID (driving license, passport) they would arrange a withdrawal at the counter.  That was a few years ago but I imagine an emergency solution of some sort will be still be in place and might be for you.  I find that telephone banking calls do not always offer all alternatives, if they advise of any at all.  I have the added back up of having a joint account with hubby so we both have our own debit card issued and we both have credit cards too so if one of us has a problem then we are not up the creek.

Do you have a credit card?  If so, use it for essentials and when you have access to your account again immediately make a payment to your credit card of the extra amount used thus avoiding interest charges.



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Martine, can you not go into the bank and explain?
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Something similar happened to me recently.  

It was a bit troublesome but after a week I received a new one in the mail.  During that week I spent no money.  I didn't need more food.  The car had gas but I had nowhere to go, and if the car was out of gas - the bus is free.  So I cannot complain.



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I am sure the bank is willing enough to help me if only I would manage to get there when they are not closed. I changed banks when I bought my apartment. This means I got the cheapest loan, the cheapest bank and above all less service. Whenever I go there I bump into a CLOSED sign. Besides, I do not know any fuel station where I can pay cash. Whenever Hulahoop passes by all is closed.
This afternoon I had to bake bread - MY DAILY BREAD -, but I had no butter left!!!! Can you believe this??? Moondance Tintin Chili Beans Martini had to go to the store and spend half her fortune on a pack of unsalted butter.
I do not keep much cash, but I do not keep much fresh food in the house either, because I eat meals at work.... Can you imagine where this will lead me to? A waist to be jealous of. LOL.
Anyway, food will not be a real problem.
But why does this kind of stuff always happen to me? I think it runs in the family. My mother is a bit silly too. My sister is better at hiding her adventures.
Do you think a solid husband would be able to keep me on track? OMG, I wonder.

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