I want to take this opportunity to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for randomly limiting my account last night. After all the phishing emails I’ve gotten claiming my account had been limited, it was a refreshing change to get a real one. Now I know the difference and I can tell all my friends.
I guess all the hoops I jumped through to accept payments on my business website were just practice, since the acceptance of a payment through my website is what triggered the lockdown. Admit it – that phone call with 20,000 questions about my business was just because you guys like talking to me, wasn’t it? Now I get to repeat the experience again and I’m so excited!
The requirement that I submit a business license is an awesome touch, considering I live in a state that doesn’t require a business license for what I do. If I was a betting kind of girl, I would bet money that I’ll go through a complicated process to educate the Paypal staff about the laws in Kentucky, then I’ll get to participate in a convoluted series of steps to fulfill the requirement in another way. I’m PUMPED!
I also enjoyed the second email explaining that I can’t use my debit card or withdraw money from my balance until my account is unlocked. That’s great since I planned to go buy groceries today; I guess you guys have been reading my blog and know how much I hate grocery shopping. I appreciate your proactive stance in helping me avoid a trip to Walmart.
The best part of all is that these emails conveniently arrived after customer service hours so I wouldn’t be tempted to call and take care of the problem immediately. It just shows me how dedicated Paypal is to letting me get work done instead of wasting time on needless activities like buying and consuming food.
Paypal, you have really outdone yourselves this time. I applaud your commitment to wasting the time of small business owners like myself. Without you, I might accidentally become productive or (gasp!) make money. And of course no one wants those things to happen less than you.