View Full Version : Are you brighter than my bank?

08-15-2017, 11:11 PM
Not sure where this lives-I think here's best for it.
Now boys and girls you can use your brains to work out this one.

This is the letter the bank printed off for me at the branch and insisted they sent to me. (http://imgur.com/a/XMVcm)

Can you spot why I don't believe them? *

*Ignoring the blue splodges because I don't want hilarious peoples using my bank details to set up subscriptions to rodent porn or the like....

08-15-2017, 11:23 PM
... subscriptions to rodent porn....
If it's Annette Funicello, Mouseket"ears", however ....

Nunavut Pants
08-16-2017, 03:11 AM
I can't read most of it, even the parts that aren't blue'd out. What does it say?

08-16-2017, 03:50 AM
...I don't get it...

08-16-2017, 09:18 AM
How could they mail it to you without printing your address?

08-16-2017, 01:16 PM
Gm, I think you solved it! Can't believe I missed that x.x

Nunavut Pants
08-16-2017, 06:05 PM
The address could be printed on the outside of the envelope. Where the postman could read it...

I don't see anything wrong--or right--with the note. If the boxes hold information that is actually something they should communicate with you, then it would seem to be appropriate.

.....I'm obviously not smarter than the bank....

Ironclad Alibi
08-16-2017, 10:35 PM
Every business letter I have even seen has the address printed on the letter itself. And the letters I get from my bank use window envelopes.

08-17-2017, 04:48 AM
I'm usually reading after work plus commute (away from home 14 hrs/day most work days), so tend to be a bit brain-fried. I thought the problem was that after all the justified redactions, there was just about no actual content.

08-17-2017, 11:35 AM
IA - Same here. Setting them up that way is standard practice even if the letter is NOT going to be sent via window envelope.

Nunavut Pants
08-17-2017, 05:43 PM
It may be standard practice, but it is not required for the correct functioning of the missive. So it may be a little unusual, but I don't see anything wrong...

Though, as I said, I may not be smarter than the bank is.

08-17-2017, 10:34 PM
At my last office job, any letter that came in from a business, if it was not properly formatted was filed in the circular file under the desk. Proper formatting includes the address on the letter itself, even if it did not come in a window envelope. Of course letters from clients were allowed to be formatted any way they wanted, even written in crayon, but the thinking of our organization was that all legitimate businesses would use proper formatting.