November 4 – Well that’s one disaster out of the way.
You know how it is when the wrong candidate comes into the room at interview and you just think “how long have I got to make this last to be decent?” That’s what this meeting with the sales rep who masqueraded as a bank manager was like.
I didn’t want the usual crap banks try to sell. I wanted a seriously good banking service. And I was not going to get it from this chap or his probably competent but very obviously downtrodden assistant.
The answer to “how long?” Ninety minutes, I’m afraid in this case. And then the time it took to send a polite “no thank you – you failed to differentiate yourselves from our existing bankers” note.
Onwards and upwards. Perhaps all those who said I shouldn’t be doing this were right.