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Published:August 22nd, 2010 10:45 EST

You Will Stay Longer With Your Bank Than With Your Lover

By Robert Paul Reyes


"British people generally stay with their bank for longer than they stay with their partner, according to a survey released on Saturday.

The average person says their longest relationship has lasted for 14.1 years but they have stayed loyal to their current account provider for around 16.5 years, according to high street bank Santander." AFP


I`m not surprised by the results of this survey, a lover may hold your heart, but a bank holds your life savings.

A relationship with a lover can sometimes be warm and loving, but at other times it can be mercurial and cold. A customer`s relationship with his banking institution is always professional and courteous.

I know what to expect from my bank, when I use my ATM card I get a brand new $20 bill. But partners are unpredictable; a rose for a lover may elicit a smile or a frown.

A sweetheart may leave you for someone else, but a bank will never close your account and return your money.

I`ve been with the same bank ever since I moved to Virginia ten years ago, and I will probably never switch allegiance to another financial institution.

A bank is more faithful and reliable than any lover. A gentleman may change his religion or occupation to sooth a lover, but if he`s wise he won`t even tell her where he banks.

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