Remember how I've been married for a year?
I've been making a car payment every month, on time, for that entire year.
The credit union has taken my money every month for an entire year.
Today they won't take my money.
Want to know why?
My married name on my check does not match my maiden name.
The same maiden name that has been on my account for the entire year I've been married and making payments.
I say to the person who is helping me, "I totally understand the need for matching names when it comes to withdrawing money. But why does it matter who pays the bill as long as the bill gets paid?"
They have no good answer to that question.
"So...if my dad, out of the goodness of his heart, wanted to pay my bill you wouldn't take his money?"
No...no they wouldn't.
I drive back to work grumbling and dig out my original marriage license and then drive back to the credit union.
"Here is legal proof that Noelle Platt became Noelle Livingston. Would you please change the name on my account and take my money?"
And guess what...they wouldn't.
Because I don't have a copy of my social security card with my married name on it.
For that matter I don't even have a copy of my social security card with my maiden name on it.
Let's be real...who does?
"If I were to pay in cash would you take my money?" I ask.
Why yes, yes they would.
I'm annoyed people...
And I happened to let the last person I talked to know that in the near future I would look for a banking establishment that actually wanted to take my money.
And that's all I have to say about that.