Personal Inspiration

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

  • Precious

  • CLASSIC!!! EPIC!!! 😀 😀 😀

  • She is brill

  • Priceless.

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

  • Fantastic!!

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

  • Margaret Muirhead you’ll like this.

  • BRAVO!

  • Love the ” PIN” number

  • Very clever

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

  • Hysterical and very well done!

  • Brilliant!

  • Priceless !!!

  • Priceless!

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

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

  • Don Izzy

    Jolly Got, wot?

  • Three cheers for granny! This is a must read!!!

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

  • Not a real, sorry to say. From “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.”

    • M.L. FORMAN

      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.

  • Classic, being shared

  • Fantastic!

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

  • LOL

  • that is priceless

  • Love it!

  • Calvin Bartlett

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

  • Don’t mess with old folks.

  • granny got it going on!

  • I will share, Ilove it

  • Great letter!

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

  • Amanda Cartmill

  • Brian Leslie

    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.

  • 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

  • Frank Montane

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

  • Not exactly a letter by an 86-old woman, but still to the point and funny to boot.

    • EC

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

      • Britt

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

    • Susan Harrison

      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.

      • 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.

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  • Good for her

  • Boet Viljoen

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

  • Funniest thing I’ve seen for a long time.

  • 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?

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

  • Brilliant.

  • Yes agree beware old ladies

  • Brilliant – a must read it all

  • Johnpd


  • UjutPaneerak Wilkins

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

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

  • Love it lol! 🙂

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

  • cool

  • Cryws

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

  • Funny

  • Hehe

  • A must read!!!


  • Yes! I love this woman

  • Excellent

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

  • Love it

  • The best

  • I love this! Don’t give me ideas ……

  • its wonderful

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

  • Very cute!

  • Bravo mam!

  • You go girl!

  • I love this lady

  • She is so cool

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

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

  • We need to all do this.

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

    • 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.

    • 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

  • Really clever old lady!

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

  • Priceless! You go girl!

  • Right on

  • Go lady.

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

  • Al

    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 👍🏼😂😂

  • Luv it!!!

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  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • very much worth a read and a chuckle

  • Robert Healy

    I love women like this…
    God Bless you !

  • Leo2Leo

    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.

  • Jim Van HoRn

    Banks SUCK!

  • Alfred
  • Debra Carruthers

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

  • Susan Harrison


  • Susan Harrison

    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.