A Chain Is As Strong As Its Weakest Link
September 21, 2009 12:31pm CST
I do business online. I´m not going to brag about how much money I’m making, but it’s finally coming in. Good. My final challenge is to get my profits physically to Mexico, and that’s where it gets tricky. I don´t know whether you have ever endeavored to actually have an income through your online activities. And I’m not talking about a couple of cents you can make here at myLot, no, a real income. I finally got there, but it took me two years of hard (and I mean HARD) work. However, the final hurdle I have to take is Mexico and its infrastructure. You can´t imagine what kind of a hussle it is to deposit a dollar cheque, in fact, I haven´t done that, yet. Cheques might get lost, bank employees don´t really know what they are talking about, ever optimistic, ever cherry, but not knowing how to deposit a cheque. They give me some information (hey, no sweat, man, just go to your branch and deposit it), while it turns out that it has to be at least over $ 250. I tried to deposit small cheques, thinking it would be easier, but no way. In fact, they want to charge me $ 40 for every cheque I deposit. Maaaaaan…… So my only way of getting my money is through Paypal, and it usually just works fine, since they make a direct deposit into my bankaccount. And there was never any problem as long as paypal managed its mexican accounts from the US. But that has changed, they are managed from Mexico now, and we’re right at the beginning of a learning curve…. The first transference managed from the mexican branch was labelled ‘completed’ after only two hours. However, after having not received my money after 5 days, I inquired about it. The lady was very apologetic, and told me that immediately somebody would contact me. It never happened. Instead they returned my funds to my Paypal account, but this time not in dollars, but in mexican pesos, and I started the whole process again. I finally got the money. Don´t get me wrong, I make mistakes, and things go wrong, it’s an imperfect world. But a little note saying ‘Sorry’ would have put me at ease. It never came. This time ‘round it took five days, and I was getting nervous again. But this morning I checked my balance, and it’s there, and I´m at the top of the world again. Truth Or Fiction?