fri 31 oct 2008 18:20:00 common ground
started a new bank account
armed with the necessary proofs of address, i went to see ms prkos and started a new checking account at the bank which said i could have an account there even if i lived abroad. while she was starting me up, ms prkos was prompted by her computer to make a telephone call, to verify something about me. she was asked, twice, if i had been living in texas during the last five years. i told her twice that i have never been to texas in my life. this made me suspect that perhaps my "list" experience is one of those thousands of "your name sounds like someone else" things. or alternately, some poor guy in texas may be being persecuted for resembling me!
in the afternoon i had drinks with client at a bar of "mandarin" hotel, big shiny place on boylston street. talked about work a bit, and about life in general. we started to see people in halloween costumes walking by outside the plate glass.