Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge

bank error in your favour

The whirr of the bank machine is my accountant. If I hear it, I’m solvent. If I don’t, I’m not.

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“The most likely explanation, I correctly surmised, was that the bank had simply made a mistake…”

I’d like to say that I agonised about what to do next. But that would be an utter lie. When a friend, over breakfast, suggested contacting my branch, I laughed so violently that a Rice Krispie and a trickle of milk exited my left nostril rather abruptly. Read the rest of this article here.


bank_error_in_your_favorHOW WOULD you react if a substantial sum of money was mysteriously lodged to your bank account one day? Would your first phone call be to your bank manager or your travel agent? Would you attempt to find out where the money came from? Or would you cross your fingers, do nothing and pray that no one ever noticed?

It’s not an abstract question. Read the full article here.