Shout Out To A Girl Named Lupe At Bank Of America – A “P” True Hollywood Story by Rylan Branch


Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe), is a title of the Virgin Mary associated with a celebrated pictorial image housed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in México City.

Official Catholic accounts state that on the morning of December 9, 1531, Juan Diego saw an apparition of a young girl at the Hill of Tepeyac, near Mexico City. Speaking to him in Nahuatl, the girl asked that a church be built at that site in her honor; from her words, Juan Diego recognized the girl as the Virgin Mary. Diego told his story to the Spanish Archbishop of Mexico City, Fray Juan de Zumárraga, who instructed him to return to Tepeyac Hill, and ask the “lady” for a miraculous sign to prove her identity. The first sign was the Virgin healing Juan’s uncle. The Virgin told Juan Diego to gather flowers from the top of Tepeyac Hill. Although December was very late in the growing season for flowers to bloom, Juan Diego found Castilian roses, not native to Mexico, on the normally barren hilltop. The Virgin arranged these in his peasant cloak or tilma. When Juan Diego opened his cloak before Bishop Zumárraga on December 12, the flowers fell to the floor, and on the fabric was the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

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Moral Of The Story (Solution)

Well, you see, what had happened was……

This month, I made the decision to go ahead and really step my game up so I made some preparations that were completed around the middle of the month, which was last week, and I went over to the local B of A branch to conduct some transactions that would have set me up in a better position.

Once I got there, in the morning after waiting in a long line, the bank teller gets to telling me about some abstract fees that I was not at all expecting and would have made the transaction way less significant than I was anticipating, and I explained the logic of my position, and the teller agreed but said that there was nothing that she could do because of how the computer is set up not allowing her to make the simple yet necessary adjustment to override the extra fee that is based on a very minor technicality.

I decided to leave and see if I could find a better deal elsewhere even though eventually, I would have to come back to B or A, but I decided to just use my conversation and explain the situation more thoroughly to another bank teller, and I told the host that greets people at the door what the situation was and she agreed and pointed me to a teller that she believed could resolve the issue.

The second teller pretty much gave me the same story in more professional detail yet understood the scenario and my position in more professional detail as well, so I simply conducted part of the transaction while I was there and paid the smaller fee that was required, then went to a couple of other locations to see if I could secure a better arrangement.

To no avail, as the other location wanted to charge an even higher fee, and the second location unable to process the transaction at all, I decided that I would just need to take the loss on this one transaction and charge it to the game in the future.

This week on Friday August 22, was when I finally got around to conducting the rest of the transaction expecting to simply pay the additional fees for the transactions, and when I got to the teller window, she asked about my previous experience, and told her about the fees that I had already paid, and she said “yeah, I see that here, and I was going to ask you about that.”

She then said, ” you know, since you already paid the smaller fee that is necessary up front, I am going to go ahead and cancel out the remaining fees. I am a supervisor here and the other tellers were not able to override the fees on their terminals, to which I replied “wow, my luck is good today!”

She smiled and we completed the transaction without the additional fees that I this time went in expecting to pay, and I asked her what her name was so I could thank her by name.

She smiled even wider as she saw that I was looking at her name badge but could not see her name because her long hair was covering it, so she casually pulled back her hair and gracefully pushed her shoulder out so that I could see the name Lupe printed on the very top of her badge but not the empty white space where the names usually are placed.

I told her my thoughts with her name and she told me that I was welcomed, and it turned out to be a wonderful day from that point.

Later, I pondered on why the good luck came my way as with my life there is always some form of a mystery in the smallest matters, and from what I know about Catholicism and Latino culture in California, the name Lupe is actually short for Guadalupe, which is the actual name of the woman in one, the if not the most popular Virgin Mary depictions on the planet, who she, the teller who actually helped me significantly but did not have to was named after, so…….yeah, with that said and done,

Shout Out To A Girl Named Lupe At Bank Of America

Another “P” True Hollywood Story.