I pulled into the drive thru bank this morning to deposit $50. I was pretty much negative in my account and payday isn’t for another 3 days. I put the check and deposit ticket in the little capsule and sent it on it’s merry way. I prefer the bank drive thru as the tellers can judge me from afar rather than in person on how much money I don’t have.
When I received the receipt back showing how much was deposited and my current balance, I did a double take as this is what I was holding:
The teller had messed up and deposited $500 in lieu of the $50. When I looked up at the window, she had already disappeared. No one was there and no one was in line. I could have left and trust me, given my financial state I thought about it. Then the angel on my shoulder was like “What the hell? You can’t drive off with $450 that is NOT YOURS!”
So begrudgingly I rang the stupid call button and waited a few seconds till train wreck came into view.
“Um, I only deposited $50. You accidentally deposited $500 into my account.”
“Oh my, there wasn’t a dot after the 5-0 so I assumed it was $500! Let me fix that right away and I’ll get cha’ a new receipt. Thank you so much for letting me know!”
There are 2 things I gathered from her response:
A. apparently in her universe, $5000 and the words fifty dollars equal $500
B. She really didn’t take ownership for her screw up.
So here is the before and after of my balance……
So now I figure I need to play the lottery because that’s how karma works. Wait, I probably just screwed that up, didn’t I? That’s probably not how karma works.
How did I get so lucky?
As a noble soul, you listened to your divine inner self ! Stay blessed!
Ah thank you! Does it still count if I have a scratch off lottery ticket sitting next to me, “just in case”? 😉
The angel on your shoulder owes your other one a favor…or something like that.
I could agree with that…stupid goody two shoes. What’s next? Telling the waitress she gave me free potato skins?
Or asking you to put the $10,000’s you found in the parking lot back to the lottery commission?
Or when you don’t realize you forgot to have something scanned under your cart until you are already out in the parking lot and you decide not to go back in bc it takes too much effort? Yeah, I’ve never wrestled with that.
Or that time someone with billions of dollars drops a dollar, but you give it back anyways.