Tribulation, excellent word, that emerges from a Latin word for a threshing-sledge. Then there are rods and flails. And it's all about being upright and decent under circumstances of intense scrutiny. Which well describes any visit a person might make to a bank.
It's kind of like someone's parlor, carpets, flower arrangements, and if it
happens to be raining there's a suggestion that wet or muddy shoes might be