This and that.
It seems the weather has problems deciding what to do. On one side of my cottage the sun shines but on the other it snows 🙂 At first I thought it was the weak wind that blew the rime from the surrounding trees, but it is actually snowing 🙂 It looks like all weather forecast sites has problems deciding the weather right now. Yesterday none of them said we were getting more snow for some time now, but now some of them predict that we´ll have more snow later today 🙂
Twitter is big everywhere now and most of the time nothing special happens, but sometimes things just goes wrong 🙂 Like yesterday. People that follows Twitter on the Norwegian bank Sparebank 1 could yesterday read that the bank wished the streetcar services in Oslo would die. The message said: “Die streetcar service in Oslo, DIIIIE”
Well the bank has no wish like that at all but one employe that had had some troubles with the streetcars that morning had updated his Facebook status, which is connected to the banks Twitter account (his job is also to put info on the twitter account too) and he had forgotten to shut down the Twitter part 🙂 🙂 So when he updated his status on Facebook it automatically got out on the banks Twitter account too 🙂 🙂 🙂 (after what I read in the newspaper this is common to have it like that).
But instead of trying to cover up everything many bank employes spread it on their blogs and also put in an excuse to the streetcar service in Oslo. By being open with it the bank seems to have gotten a lot of goodwill´:-) 🙂 Another bank story where the bank didn´t get any goodwill is about my bank.
A young man got his bank card stolen and lost some money and did what he must do when this happens. Here the story could have ended because this happens all the time, but it continued. The thief gambled on a gambling site with his money and won 33 000 swedish kronor (around 4500 US dollars) and gave 30 000 swedish kronor to the man he stole the card from by making a deposit into his account!!!
The young man asked the bank if he could keep the money and they said it was ok but they would take 7000 Swedish kronor (1000 US dollars) for some reason I don´t understand. When six months had gone they suddenly had changed their minds, so they deposited 7000 S. kronor in the mans account and took the rest from him!!!! The bank (Swedbank, unfortunately my bank) had realized that they could do so according to the deal they have. AFTER SIX MONTHS!!!! I have always felt that banks are legalized organized crime and now they are bold enough to show it in public!
The wind is getting stronger now and the rime is falling of the trees. I´ll take a little walk later today and I do hope some rime will be left on the trees because they look so beautiful then. But first I´ll have a pot of tea and then a small nap besides my dogs in my bed 🙂 Have a great day!