We have an account at one of the Big Banks in the town down the road because we had a customer in Germany who paid us with wire transfers and it was the only bank in the area, at that time, that was set up to accept international electronic wire transfers.
This morning I was entering the accounting into the computer and I see that....
In July the account earned 13 cents in interest. Wow!
In August the account earned 13 cents in interest. Double wow!!
In September the account earned 11 cents in interest. What the....?
I go roaring into R's office:
Shouldn't we have earned a bit MORE interest in September seeing as the account now has 26 more cents in it? How come we only got 11 cents?
All he could think of was that they must have cut the amount of interest they are paying.
I have never been particularly fond of this bank. When I was in college, I got so riled up about this bank and its policies (this was during the Vietnam war, doncha know) that I joined other students in a protest at one of its local branches.
In the meantime, I am thinking that there is absolutely no advantage to having our money in this bank. We would be just as well off putting it in a coffee can and burying it in the yard.