I seldom have the need for money transfer services. But this past weekend, I did. I chose Walmart. They were the cheapest, and the most convenient location for the receiver. I guess one gets what one pays for.
I chose the ten minute option. It was Saturday afternoon, and I’m sure all the beaners were loading down MoneyGram’s system sending their week’s wages south. Even so, I didn’t expect the delay that I experienced.
Three hours and twenty minutes. Two hundred minutes. Twenty times the expectation. That’s how long MG’s ten minutes was in real time.
As much as I hate Western Union, I’m likely to use them should I need said service again. At least they’ve always made the money available on time, despite their other transgressions.