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Issues of Trust
How long would it take you to accept putting all your money into a complete stranger’s account in order to transfer it to your bank, to pay for your mortgage? … It took me as long as saying ‘OK’ yesterday (17/05/13), when I was unexpectedly faced with the situation.
Imagine this scenario:
You’re in a foreign country, with a culture totally different than what you’ve become accustomed to. You’re living there – you’re an expat. You’re working there, as a law abiding citizen and there comes a day when it turns out that the same law restricts you to the point of suffocation. You’re paralysed – check mate! You discover you haven’t been given the whole truth upfront; that ‘of course you can make international transfers from this bank account’ which you were told on opening it was empty noise; your Western employer skipped this aspect when you touched the angle of having to send your entire salary into your mortgage account regularly.
What do you do?
Having left some savings back home meant that I could carry on gathering all I could into this account in the Bank of China until this month, when the inevitable had to be carried out.
I did take ‘her’ name down and I shall surprise them with a plate of delicious cakes once I can say confidently that … in went my money into my banksters hands back home! It's now Sunday and the sum appears in my home account intact, with the date of 17/05/2013!
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