86 Year Old Woman Sends This Angry Letter
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86-Year-Old Woman Sends This Angry Letter to the Bank After They Bounced her Check

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  1. CLASSIC!!! EPIC!!! 😀 😀 😀

  2. Love the letter also the irony that there are 3 adverts from Lloyds bank interrupting me reading this.

  3. Harry Wiebe says:

    Yuo can prevent adverts by continually moving the viewer up and down while you read

  4. Margaret Muirhead you’ll like this.

  5. Love the ” PIN” number

  6. Janice Oskar says:

    Brilliant, finally someone has addressed the issue in such an intelligent succinct manner. Bravo, cheers, salute, and she’s a senior citizen! Brilliant!

  7. Hysterical and very well done!

  8. Kathy White says:

    Magnificent response-let’s hope the bank,refunded the $30!I hope I’m that savvy,at 86-if I make it that far…

  9. I have always enjoyed this Urban Legend. It makes me giggle every time I read it, regardless of which variation I find.

  10. Don Izzy says:

    Jolly Got, wot?

  11. Three cheers for granny! This is a must read!!!

  12. awesome, thank you for eloquently expressing how we all truly feel!

  13. Not a real, sorry to say. From Snopes.com: “The letter was not actually sent to a bank; it was a humor piece from start to finish, albeit one inspired by the author’s actually having had one of his checks bounce. Though the item did appear in an actual newspaper, it was not, however (as claimed in the Internet-circulated version’s prologue), published in the New York Times.”

  14. Excellent now for PGE, the Water company, DMV, County court house, Ect. Ect. ^_^

  15. Calvin Bartlett says:

    well said Ma’am .. give them hell … or give them exactly what they give us

  16. Don’t mess with old folks.

  17. Marty Gray says:

    IF that’s a real experience I’d like to join her fan club

  18. Brian Leslie says:

    You madam are an amazing lady…and I condone everything you’ve said…particularly about getting old…but your mind is having none of that anyway…..bless you madam.

  19. Wonderful. The banks are such a load of impersonal greedy burkes who grab your money by fair means & foul, use it to earn money and yet give you virtually zero interest

  20. Frank Montane says:

    Whoa! She is quite a woman, very effective writer! I want to be on HER team!

  21. Lily says:

    Not exactly a letter by an 86-old woman, but still to the point and funny to boot. http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/takethat.asp

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  23. This really made me laugh out loud. You go girl!

  24. Richard Moss says:

    Funniest thing I’ve seen for a long time.

  25. True or not it is still hilarious. Haven’t many of us wanted to give some of these institutions a taste of their own medicine at one time or another?

  26. EC says:

    And the Snopes article makes more sense. It was not the bank’s fault that things like bouncing checks happen.

  27. M.L. FORMAN says:

    who cares if true or not, what it says is true. press #1 for this 2 for that until you get so angry you hang up. there is nothing personable about customer service any more.

  28. Just read in snopes.com that this was not an actual letter sent to a bank.
    Still it is amusing….

  29. Yes agree beware old ladies

  30. Jeni Ross says:

    Brilliant – a must read it all

  31. Johnpd says:


  32. UjutPaneerak Wilkins says:

    ROFL.. oohh I LOVE her, LOVE her!!!! Hahahaaaa, she’s ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!! :-))

  33. Britt says:

    How could it possibly be ‘not the banks fault”???

  34. This is awesome, I have one for a CPA.

  35. Jose Rosario says:

    We she take example from her and put the banks on check!

  36. Cryws says:

    This is great! Would love to know how the bank responded!!

  37. Yes! I love this woman

  38. Perhaps we could all follow this lady’s example and send a similar letter to our banks. Drown them in paper work.

  39. I love this! Don’t give me ideas ……

  40. No. It was send by a comedian. Not a lady

  41. Spelling police here. The word is ‘cheque’.

  42. she simply says what happens to elder people in such a great way, “chapeau”

  43. Jerri Lynn says:

    We need to all do this.

  44. Peter Zeevy says:

    It may well be priceless but it’s also over a year old & making its 37th appearance here on FB. Yawn.

  45. Morad Sheikh says:

    This is very well put.. A gr8 slap and lesson to the Banking institution….. must read..

  46. It’s Americanish. lcd English

  47. Priceless! You go girl!

  48. Older than that. It was originally written in 1999, by a man, as a humor piece in a newspaper. The old woman angle was added in 2003.

  49. It was originally written by a British man. In 1999.

  50. Good for her. I agree with her sentiments. She is one sharp person.

  51. It may be making its 37th appearance for you but for me and others it is a first. Making me proud that someone informed the bank what we, the general public and seniors, think of their actions

  52. Al says:

    I’m sick of banks I hope they learn the lesson from this amazing old lady who give them a sip of there own medicine .
    Madam you rock 👍🏼😂😂

  53. So funny Marie, so factual & the best quote…Don’t make old people mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.”

  54. So funny Marie, so factual & the best quote…Don’t make old people mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.”

  55. very much worth a read and a chuckle

  56. Robert Healy says:

    I love women like this…
    God Bless you !

  57. Leo2Leo says:

    It’s funny and it could apply to many institutions. I personally love my banks. Just today, no lie, I came home to a message on my machine from my bank asking me to call them regarding my credit card. An actual human being answered. Turns out someone tried to use my cc # in another state. It was declined and thankfully my bank put a stop on my card and will issue another. If your bank doesn’t function like this find another.

  58. Jim Van HoRn says:

    Banks SUCK!

  59. Debra Carruthers says:

    Bravo Ma’am! We can ALL learn from your wisdom, you are hereby my hero!!

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  61. Susan Harrison says:

    I assure you, an 86 year old is well able to write such a letter. I live in a retirement community and know 3 residents who are 96, 96.5, and 97 and whose mind and wit are sharp as can be.Don’t write off seniors! There is a woman in our long term care who just turned 107 in May and my conversations with her are terrific. She can fire off quips you would be stunned to hear.

  62. Susan Harrison says:

    This is delightful, although I am not quite sure it is “real.” Nonetheless, it is worth it for the laugh and to remind folks that chronological age does not mean lack of mental acuity.

  63. Lily says:

    I agree, my 92-year-old great-grandmother was quite coherent at that age, and wrote letters. However, this is an allegory, not an actual letter. It was penned by Peter Wear (confirmed), a columnist for the Courier Mail in Brisbane, Australia (where I live), for that publication’s “Perspectives” column, in 1999.

  64. myGawD! says:

    The Best.

  65. Teri Ann Huestis says:

    OMG,I’m 75, & LMAO. this is 2 PERFECT…

  66. Suzy Jones says:


  67. gaijinalways says:

    Fantastic, includes everything I think of those bloodsuckers…😬

  68. Jerry Schull says:

    I love it.

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