What Do You Do When Your Bank Declares You Dead? – Awkwafina is Nora from Queens


Yes. (clears throat) (breathless)
Hi. Hello. I would love to…
cash this… here check. Okay. If I may? Thank you. Name on the account,
please. Yes, it’s Nora,
N-O-R-A, no “H.” (both chuckling) Lin, L-I-N. Nora Lin, Forley Road,
Elmhurst? That is correct, yes. It says here
you’re dead. Sorry, what?! The bank automatically
closes accounts that have been
inactive for two years. We assume you died. No. No, no. No.
I am– I am alive! Here’s what I can do.
(sighs) If you want to
reopen your account, I just need a form
of identification. Yes. Actually, I can
accommodate with that. (softly)
Okay, here we go, that’s… Yes. Thank you. This is expired. Where does it
say that? No, no. Because this license
is expired, I’m legally obligated
to do this. Oh. Oh. Oh! (plastic snaps) Oh! Oh… Do you have another
form of identification? Do you know your
social security number? Yes!
Yes, I know it. Um, it’s 1-8… hundred,
5-7-9-6-8-5-9. Okay, that’s
too many numbers. Why do I even need
a bank account? Well, for starters,
to build up your credit, apply for a loan,
buy a house and get a mortgage,
not to mention set up a basic
investment portfolio and formulate
a retirement plan. But without proper
identification, I can’t verify
that a… Nora Lin
actually exists. Sorry. (whispering)
Hey. What if you asked me
something that only the real
Nora Lin would know? I literally know
nothing about you. (normal voice)
So, I can’t cash this check? Nope. I… look like
a fucking blow-up doll! Huh?! Thank you for being
so fucking lovely. You’re welcome. Have a nice day. Yeah! What are you
lookin’ at?!

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