Ok, this one is something that I should not write here as it has nothing to do with usual topics of this blog. Still I feel it has some relevance as it relates to Expats!
I am sure many amongst us visit either AlRajhi or telemoney remittance centers. The counter staff with whom we interact, we take them for granted and assume that they are professionals in their trade. While sending money, we calculate, count and pass the money to them. When they notify us that there is a shortage, we immediately oblige and give him what he demands. Some of my friends had bad experiences. One of them was told it is short by SR 500/- and another was told 100/-. Both of them were sure they counted the money well. The former one, when he was told there is shortage, believed point blank (?), withdrew another 500/- from ATM and paid the teller. Once he was home and calculated everything, he found that he was short of SR 500/-! He went back to the bank the next day, and obviously they sent him off saying that there was no such mistake. The 2nd guy who was told an SR 100/- shortage, didn't buy the teller's claim and argued back. He put the matter for later resolution saying that he was given the money from his office by his company accountant. So, he said he will get back to him after checking with the accountant. Later, after reaching his office and confirming with the accountant and as soon as he called the teller over mobile, before he could explain, the teller told him "It's ok, we found the money from the floor!"
What I am afraid is, something they started on small scale is now getting into large scale and is spreading. So next time, be prepared, count your money before passing to the teller, and don't agree with him when he alleges there is shortage. Be reasonable while putting your arguments and always try to involve his superior. Usually supervisors tends to be more responsible and less prone to this kind of get rich quick syndrome.