Fourteen Days of Frustration

Tomorrow will be Day 14 of the ongoing saga of our pending wire transfer from Bank of America to ABSA bank for the purchase of a car. We initiated the wire on July 16, confirmed it on the 18th and it still has not appeared in the appropriate account.


Bank of America apparently uses an intermediary bank in South Africa for wires. That bank, it seems, does acknowledge receipt of the funds, but they have now “raised an enquiry” to determine what’s become of the money.

Meanwhile, we still do not have a car.

So much for the global economy.