How many Bank of Taiwan employees (Taidong branch) does it take to change your old APRC number to the new format in their records? Partial answer: 4 and 40 minutes, and then I took back my card and bank book and walked out because I had to pick up my kid. I was very patient until then [it helps if you a) have spent a lot of time in India or b) grind your teeth two by two, not moving on to the next set until you have recited the lord’s prayer in pig Latin three times]. The service desk dude was most unhappy that I was leaving, but when I asked him how much longer it would be, he said “a few minutes” and then told me I would then have to go to another counter. When I asked how long that would take, he said, with nary a flinch, “an hour.”
Oh, hell yeah.