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不死也废了(34)

(2011-11-29 01:54:32)
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接下去就是迄今为止最精彩的部分了,也可能是我生活结论性的或者最后部分了。2011年5月31日星期二,我想去“死而必死”银行唐人街的分行开一个投资账户,但没办成,因为银行打烊了。

我在网上检索了一番,还是决定再次利用“死而必死”银行做投资。在网上开户很方便,我就开了,可是我没法把申请表打印出来。

2011年6月1日星期三上午刮风,随着日照的增强,风越刮越大,大到我可以在地下室听到外面风的呼啸声。我到图书馆把申请表打印出来了,可是“表2033”太长了不能打印。我觉得到“死而必死”在唐人街的分行去拿份“表2033”应该没什么问题,就去了。一个银行职员告诉我,他还看不见我的账号,也就是说账号那个时候还没批下来。不过“死而必死”的网页上要求我尽快递交签好字的申请文件,否则,即使账号被批准了,也是冻结状态。我到书院街上的一家打印社(在“士巴达大道”以东)把那四张长纸(21cmx35cm)打印出来了。

我回家做饭、把“表2033”填好、吃饭,然后再次走到“死而必死”。在分行的大厅里,我给几小时前见过的那个职员打电话,他让我直接上楼。我以为他会在文件上签字,然后上交,可是他说他除了传递文件之外,什么也做不了。如果我事先知道是那样,我就不麻烦他了。为了传递那些文件,他复印了文件、我的社会保障号(俗称工卡)、信用卡、公民证。他把“表2033”还给了我,留到以后再用。

2011年6月6日星期一,我穿着打扮一番之后走到位于贝街和坎街西的“死而必死”大楼去递交退休储蓄计划转移表(表2033)。我还以为那座大楼是“死而必死”位于贝街161号的“投资边缘”的大楼呢。我回家看了那位接待我的职员给我的名片之后,才知道我去的是贝街199号!

我2011年6月10日星期五打电话到“死而必死”的投资部,接电话的男人说,他们还没有收到我的申请表的原件。我问他,可不可以把所有的表格再打印一遍,我亲自送过去再递交一份。得到肯定的回答之后,我就实施了。我把转移表(表2033)打印好之后,发现申请表不能再次打印。在我点击“打印申请表”按钮之后,显示出现的不是申请表,而是网页的顶部。这种现象有可能是打印店的计算机设置,也可能是申请表在网页上的设置造成的。

我骑车到贝街161号,到四楼后看见标志显示着接待室在七楼,我又乘电梯到七楼。我把来意告诉其中的一个接待员之后,她不知道该怎么办,另一个接待员告诉我到十楼。在十楼我找到了“死而必死”的收发室。收发室的一个男人告诉我耐心地等待邮件的送达,因为邮局在罢工。我谢过收发室的人之后,就离开了那座宏伟的大楼,回家看到信箱里有信,就把信拿进了屋。事实上,加拿大邮局的多伦多部分那天还在工作,因此,如果其他一切正常的话,那些表应该已经到了“死而必死”的投资部。随它去吧。我把第二次打印的“表2033”撕碎了。让他们玩吧。

6月13日,我打电话给“死而必死”唐人街分行的那个男人,问他能不能查一下那份申请表,因为投资部还没收到。次日,我再次给投资部打电话,那份表还是没送到。我只得再次打电话给“死而必死”的那人,听上去好像他没查找那份表,甚至好像他根本就没把那表寄出去。

 “死而必死”的一家主要分行里有一个很负责的女人,上次就是她接待我的。她打电话告诉我,说她没法帮我通过传真递交“表2033”,因为她没法通过电子网络看见我的账号。我告诉她,账号开着,但是因为投资部还没有收到申请原件,所以处于冻结状态。我让她先把表搁在那儿。

当我得知可以把账号关掉的时候,我告诉接电话的男人把账号关掉,我再到分行去重新开一个账号。再开一个账号的过程很顺利,但由于工作人员在填表时有意无意地填错了一些内容,以后的麻烦更大。

2011年6月15日星期三,多伦多地区的加拿大邮局在罢工,但我不知道他们的罢工是从什么时候开始的。

次日,我又在网上开了一个投资账号,不过是普通资金投资账号。

2011年6月17日星期五是一个好日子,天气和办理过程都好。我把填好的申请打印出来,签上字,骑车到达申请表上所说的贝街161号。七楼的接待员让我到十楼去,十楼收发室的一个男人让我到分行去,因为他们没法安排四楼的人接待我。没办法,我走进贝街199号的分行。接待员安排一个男职员查看了我的申请,并复印了必要的身份证件。我问他是不是通过当时在罢工的加拿大邮局传递我的申请。他告诉我,他用传真的方式。太好了。

Here comes the most exciting part up to now; perhaps it is the concluding part or final part of my life. On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, I tried to open an investment account in the Chinatown branch of CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce), but in vain. The bank closed door.

Through internet, I searched cheap commission among banks. Finally, I decided to use CIBC to invest again. It was convenient to open account online, so I did it, but I could not print the application forms.

On Wednesday, June 01, 2011, it was windy in the morning, and it was very windy when the sun increased its strength. It was so windy that I could hear, from my basement room, the roaring of the wind. I printed the application from the printer of the library, but form 2033 was too long to be able to be printed from that printer. I thought I could get a form from a CIBC branch, so I went to Chinatown. A bank staff told me that my investment account was not visible yet. I did not think it was approved at that time, but the web site of CIBC let me submit the signed application as soon as possible. Otherwise, the account will be kept restricted even if it was approved. I walked to a printer, which located on College Street just east of Spadina Avenue, to print the four long pages (8.5 x 14”).

I came home, cooked, filled form 2033, and had a meal before I walked to CIBC again. In the hall of the branch, I phone called the staff who met me hours before, and he let me go upstairs. I thought he would sign the documents before he submitted them, but he said that he could not do anything more than delivery the document for me. If I had known that, I would not bother to see him. To delivery those documents for me, he copied the documents, my Social Insurance Number, Canadian Tire Option MasterCard, and certificate of citizenship. He let me keep form 2033 for afterwards use.

On Monday, June 06, 2011, I dressed and walked to the CIBC building, which located at King Street West cross Bay Street, to submit the transfer form (form 2033) of my RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan). I thought it was the InvestorsEdge building of CIBC located on 161 Bay Street. When I came home and read the business card of the clerk who met me, I found that I had been 199 Bay Street!

On Friday, June 10, 2011, I phone called CIBC InvestorsEdge; the man who answered the phone told me that my original application forms had not been received yet. I asked him whether I should print the forms again and submit another copy in person. He said all right. I printed and filled the transfer form, namely form 2033, but the application could not be printed again. When I clicked the button of “Print Application Form,” the screen showed the top of the web page rather than the form. It happened either by the set up of the computer of the printing shop or by the set up of the application web site.

I rode to 161 Bay Street and arrived at the 4th floor, but the sign showed that reception was located on the 7th floor, so I went there by elevator. One of the two receptionists did not know what to do when I told her my situation. The other one told me went to the 10th floor, where I found the mail room of CIBC. The man who worked there told me to wait for the arrival of the forms, as Canada Post was on strike. I thanked the mail room person and left the magnificent building. Came back home, I picked up letters from mail box and carried them into home. Actually, Canada Post kept on working in Toronto, so the forms should have arrived at CIBC InvestorsEdge if everything else was normal. Let it go. I shredded the second time printed form 2033. Let them play.

On June 13, I phone called the man, who works in a CIBC branch on Dundas Street West, and asked him whether he could check the status of the application form because InvestorsEdge had not received it. On June 14, I phone called InvestorsEdge again and found the application form had not arrived yet. I had to phone call the CIBC man again. It sounded like he did not check the form or he had not mailed the form yet.

The responsible woman who met me last time in Commerce Court branch of CIBC phone called me and told me that she could not submit my form 2033 through facsimile because she could not see my account through electronic network. I told her the account was open, but had been restricted because the original application form had not been received yet. I let her hold the forms.

When I acknowledged that the account could be closed, I told the man who answered my telephone to close my account so that I would open another account in a branch. The trouble was even bigger because the representative made a few mistakes in the form, though the application process was performed without any problem.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Canada Post was on strike in Toronto, though I did not know when it started.

The morrow, I opened another investment account through internet. It was a general fund investment account.

Friday, June 17, 2011, was good—both the weather and the process. I printed the filled application form, signed it, and rode to 161 Bay Street as the application indicated. The receptionists on the 7th floor let me go to the 10th floor; the man worked at the mail room on the 10th floor let me go to a branch. They could not arrange an appointment for me on the 4th floor. Without choice, I walked into the main branch at Commerce Court on 199 Bay Street. The receptionist arranged a man to check my application and copied the necessary identifications. I asked him whether he would delivery my application through Canada Post, which was on strike. He told me he would send the document by facsimile. That was great.

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