Sitting comfortably? Let’s begin…
Kaylie Coomber, 20-year-old care worker, asked her bank for an extra £50 on her £200 bank overdraft.
‘I rang them up three days ago to ask if they could extend my overdraft by £50,’ said Kaylie Coomber. Kaylie with a ‘k’, a ‘y’, and an ‘ie’.
Apart from the fact it’ll barely stretch to a Diptyque candle (quite enjoying ‘Chene’ at the moment), we applaud her frugality.
‘I needed the overdraft because of the time of year – it’s just before Christmas and I have to pay my car tax and MOT.’
We’d rather have the Diptyque.
Anyways, the bank – Alliance and Leicester – obliged. Less frugally. They offered her an overdraft limit of £84million.
Oh, maybe it was the salt shaker exploding on the mozzarella and tomato salad last night, and the sodium going to our heads but, you know, laughings.
‘They sent me a letter saying, “We are pleased to confirm that we have arranged an overdrat limit of £84,480,090.00 on your account.”‘
‘But when I phoned the bank to tell them about it they didn’t apologise or find it funny.
‘I am a bit disappointed I am not going to get my £84million overdraft.’
*retracts Kaylie Coomber Facebook friend request*
[Pic via the Daily Mail. Natch.]