Getting Canadian dollars for a Christmas gift for someone going skiing there next year was a really good idea.
It came to me a few weeks ago but I didn’t get around to going to the bank until Wednesday when I found the ANZ didn’t have any on hand and couldn’t get any by today.
I tried the other two banks in town yesterday and they too said they couldn’t get any until next week.
I decided I’d just have to give an IOU but hadn’t been home long when the phone rang.
It was a teller from the ANZ asking if I still wanted Canadian money because someone had just come in to exchange their dollars for some of ours.
I went back to the bank today, exchanged the cash and as a bonus was told to help myself to a piece of Christmas cake on the way out.
That is very good service and I’m grateful for it.