Monday, October 23, 2006

A Word of Advice

If you happen to deposit checks from your health insurance company totalling almost $3000 dollars to pay for Occupational Therapy services and then you happen to write a personal check for the same amount to the organization providing OT services...

It's a REALLY good idea to make sure you put the deposit in your CHECKING account, not your SAVINGS account (amazing how forgetting one letter in your account number sequence can screw that up).

Husbands get a little teeny bit distressed when you make that mistake and have a bunch of other charges come back on you for 'insufficient funds.' (Honey, your BP is 200/110, and that vein on your forehead is looking REALLY huge, and um...is that smoke pouring out of your ears? Why are you shaking like that and foaming at the mouth?)

All reasonable offers of safe haven will be considered.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

come here doll. I have an already empty current account so it wouldn't make nay difference anyway.

Don't fret, he'll forgive you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I hope your bank isn't like mine and immediately charges you an insanely high interest rate and fee. But it made me learn my lesson, it will not happen again. I simply cannot afford it.

KFarmer said...

Nighmare of all nightmares! I hate when I do stuff like that, but do it I do... Come to Gawja, he'll never find you here :)

lecram sinun said...

Oh yeah... that is a real pisser.

Anonymous said...

Come on everyone, let's road trip to Michelle's house! Maybe we can distract your husband and make him forget something silly like money in a bank account to cover checks...

PS...Yell at the BANK! It's their fault. I have had my money at Credit Unions over the years and I find them much nicer. I did the savings/checking oopsie once and the credit union transferred the money for me,covered the checks and called me...Customer service!

Blither said...

Um OUCH!
Once my bank deposited my check into the wrong account. They actually made me come in and prove with the reciept that I didn't put it in Joe Blow's account. Mean while check were flying and people were screaming.. Oh it was a nightmare!
It reminds me.. Mistakes happen. I'll make one, You'll make one, The dumbshit at the bank will make one, and we can all be forgiven. Tomorrows a new day and next year no one will remember.

barefoot_mistress said...

Having been a vault teller at a prestigious S & L for two years, I am forever damaged and expect only the highest standards of financial management from my colleagues.
This sort of irresponsible behavior shall not be tolerated!

Let's celebrate! It was worth watching the vein bulge!

:P

Anonymous said...

Quick...here's a bucket of cold water. Throw it on hubby before he has a stroke!
LOL!

Seamus said...

OOPS!!!! Too bad there's not a vaccine for that kind of frothing!
Glad ya figured it out though!

lime said...

alistair, bless you...i have my passport ready

cosima, unfortunately yes, we get a fee for everything that comes back on us

kfarmer, the in-laws live in gawja, can you hide me from them too?

lecram, pisser indeed

m, thanks! and um, well, it IS a credit union, one we've banked at for 12 years....grrr

blither, mistakes do indeed happen...it's why i am only allowed to record in the checkbook register in pencil

susie, LMAO

dr psy, that is....quite tempting

seamus, pity indeed

snavy said...

I think I'm closest to PA ... c'mon over!

Heather said...

Whoopsy! Damn! I hope you got it straightened out quickly.

Spitfire said...

Lime damn, that sucks bad...shit...

ouch from Texas

but you are front and center on a special page right now if you click. maybe it will make you feel better. Maybe???

:-)

Amber said...

I have done that once before while depositing through an ATM. But I realized right away, and I hadn't written any $3,000 checks. So I guess it's not exactly the same thing..

AndyT13 said...

Eh, file under "OOPS!" What's the big frickin deal b!tch? Everyone bounces a check now and then. Like myself. With the rent this month. Oops! Had I caught him before he deposited it I would've been OK. Oh well. Que sera. You can hide over at my place til the storm blows over if need be.

lime said...

snavy, thanks hun. i knew i could count on you.

heather, working on it

spitfire, thanks

amber, lol. i appreciate the empathy though

andy, bless you, babe. thanks for the refuge!

Moosekahl said...

Sounds like something I would do :) You can come crash at my place. I have a great guest bedroom and a kickass craft room where you could work on fine motor skills without an OT fee :)

barefoot_mistress said...

*Ooh does this mean that Amber has a couple thousand bucks her old auntie can borrow?

Top cat said...

safe haven?? I guess you could stay downstairs with all the bunnies..now that would be fun wouldn't it? LOL
HUGS...thank you for stopping by.:)
tc

Gary said...

That is pretty scary. But I'll bet the bank enjoyed it.By the way, you are pretty lucky to have a hubby who is perfect. I'm assuming that HE never makes a mistake. LOL

lime said...

moose, awesome! it sounds great!

susie, she mentioned it on my blog, i get first dibs, lol

tc, the bunnies sound sweet. sooo nice to see you again.

gary, nooo comment...bwahahahaha

Jay said...

OUch, that's a rough one. I hope you had him take some deep breaths, and the blamed it on someone else.

Tommy said...

I made a deposit once through an ATM and the envelope slipped in a wierd slot and ended up inside the machine ... like in the mechanical part ... lost for about four or five days ... while checks were coming in. Luckily the bank found it (finally) and vouched for all the rubber ones and apologized. I was scared shitless there for a while. You can come crash here babe. I'll scoot over.
TG

Walker said...

How bad could it be you are here telling us LOL
Mistakes happen.
Now trying to explain to the wife where you got the $11,800 you deposited in the bank is another matter, especially when you didnt put it there.

KFarmer said...

You betcha! :)

Boysenberry said...

Oops!
Over here, it's very unusual to find people with a cheque account. With the spread of EFTPOS, including some little wireless units, you just need your ATM card.

steve said...

LOL!! Ooooopssss!

Nancy Drew said...

Oh ya, been there done that.....

My idiot bank closed one account, opened another (that's how they lowered my line of credit limit when I asked them to).

Result--the paycheques that were deposited into it were returned. For two months.

Yeppir. No pay for two months.

Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Ah Lime...

Just tell the Mr. this:

'what doesnt' kill you, makes you breakfast.'

(I think Ghandi said it.)