Ok, so I may have just received the strangest call I’ve ever received here at work, in my 36+ years?..
My dispatcher calls my office (as she often does) and this is usually to get me to speak with a resident, or have one of my staff inspect a complaint, etc. … But not today.
She proceeds to tell me she has my Bank on the line, and that they actually called for me yesterday too, but it was after hours and she didn’t want to disturb me. … So of course, I asked ‘why would my Bank be calling my Dispatcher to get in touch with me?’ (You might think, as I started to do,… is this a Scam, or maybe they want to report fraudulent activity on my account?) But no, it wasn’t anything like that…
The lady I spoke with was very friendly and started out by first apologizing for having to contact me at work, but that it was the only way she could get hold of me. That the home phone number they had on file was not working. (I’ve been with this bank for over 30 years) - So she then proceeds to tell me "we know your wife Virginia, has been coming to the bank lately. And whenever she comes in, she’s been requesting coin rolls. Because apparently your Son has a lot of change saved up. … Well,… we could really use some of those coins! (chuckling) I’m like OK? I now know where this is going. … She tells me that they are very low on coins and are having a hard time just getting some, even from the Federal Mint. And were hoping they could acquire some from my Son.
So by now, I know it’s legit, but tell her it’s still quite the crazy request! - And the first I’ve had to that nature. She was laughing and said she knows it is and kept apologizing as well. I told her it was no problem. I told him to give me her contact info and I would call and have V give her a call. By chance, my Son took the day off not feeling well. She said they really appreciated it, and wanted to say thank you so much. … So I got her information, and had her update my home number info too. Then called and told V, who was also laughing at this request, saying how strange. … But she called and let the bank know when they were done getting a bite to eat, that they would come up and cash some in. (They even offered to roll some if needed) But my Son already has most of his silver rolled which they have done over the past few weeks. - But the pennies are not. But said it’s well over a hundred pounds worth, so he won’t be carrying those in before rolling them. But that he does have around a couple thousand in silver coin he could provide them today.
So as it turns out, all’s well. But it is a very strange request overall, and my first.