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From New York to Ithaca...for money

Speaking of money, last week I took the early coach from New York Port Authority to Ithaca, home of Cornell University and Ithaca College, in order to close a banking account. How early? I got up at 5am so as not to miss the 6:15 bus. Yep, that early. It was a five hour haul and I wanted to get there when the vault opened!

I'd opened the checking account years ago and could do nothing with it without actually being in Ithaca. Couldn't even open a joint savings account online and I couldn't very well 'walk through the doors' hundreds of miles away; which meant I was missing out on years of compound interest. Okay.
Screw Ma & Pa banks...Needs my money when I needs my money
I swore the next time I had occasion to be in the Empire State for longer than a connecting flight that I would get my ass upstate and CLOSE THE ACCOUNT. Screw Ma & Pa banks. I imagined they'd be less 'corporate' than robber barons like Bank of America but the bottom line is: Needs my money when I needs my money.

Got there. The business took all of twelve minutes (Large bills, please, I answered), leaving me plenty of time to kill. Because the next 5-hour bus ride to NYC wasn't for another three hours. But, owing to Friday evening standing traffic, it took us close to seven hours to get back. Got to sit next to a pretty the view was not bad. 

But, more importantly, I gots my money! Yeah, babe. 
Worth it.

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