Whew, I'm already tired and it is only 9 in the morning. Have I been cleaning you might ask? No, Shopping? No, Having wild sex with my husband(in my dreams)? No,Then why I am tired. Well if you want to know the truth I have been sitting here thinking about how even though I am not the brightest light bulb in the pack, their are so many other people who are just plain idiot! Mostly I have been thinking about the lady who does the rent checks at my apartment complex. I really wonder how she keeps her job.
Let me explain what happened.
Our rent is due each month by the 3rd and since it fell over the weekend I paid my rent on time (Yippie) on the 1st. I sat down, wrote the check, gave it to my husband who put it in an envelope and took it over to the office and slipped it in the night deposit box. Whew I thought, paid up for another month.
Now I don't know about you but I am not a check book person. I don't use checks and I never balance the book. In fact the rent check is probably the only one I write in the month. I use my ATM card and update on line. Since I don't shop much and we live a pretty poor life financially there is usually less than a hundred dollars in my account between paydays so I don't worry about keeping the account perfectly balanced.
However I do check it so that I don't over draw. Before I went to bed last night I looked at my balance and saw where the rent had not come out yet, so it really surprised me when my husband came in to wake me up before he left for work and announced we had over three hundred dollars in the bank. I told him we better have more than that (since the rent had not posted as of last night). In a panic I jumped up and came in to pull up the account. The rent had come in alright...for
THREE HUNDERED DOLLARS LESS than it should have. For some reason being the brain dead half way to alzheimer's with blonde roots woman I am I had wrote the check out for 528.00 instead of 828.00.
I continued my panic at this point yelling oh shit we are going to get a late fee, as it is now well past the 3rd of the month. Late fees are over a hundred dollars and as I am throwing my clothes on and grabbing my keys and checkboook I am seeing my trip to Gettysburg in two weeks taking little wings and flying out the window.
I jumped in the car and speed over to the office where I pay rent, ran in out of breath and asked to speak to the apartment complex manager who has dealt with us for three years now (in which I might add we have never been late on the rent)
She isn't in yet I was told by the receptionist at the desk.
Well, I explained I wrote my check wrong for the rent..She looked at me like I had three heads and said oh ok, Sorry I said, here is what I owe you. Again..oh ok.
Now for some reason it dawned on me, I am not the only idiot here.
At that point I said (sweetly) that I was surprised they didn't call me when they realized the check was not for the right amount. (Thinking do they not check off that I have paid my rent each month and look at the amount since we add our water on to it and that changes slightly each time). Oh well she says...SHE was the one that did the deposit because the manager wasn't there.
Somehow this made me angry, because I, ME, PATTY, would have been the one with the late fee (which by the way she said not to worry about) if I had not caught this and got it back into them. I just smiled and her and left
After I got home I got to thinking about it. Not only am I dumb for writing the check wrong, she was dumber for not reading the amount on the check before she marked it off...and while I am throwing out ribbons to wear in this category, let's give one to my husband who took the check from my hand and put it in the envelope without reading it..
So as I said I am tired and I still have to go to work in a couple of hours and stay until 9 pm. I already dread it, I know how STUPID the people there are....After all most of my customers are so bad they can't even hang clothes on a rack. They just drop them on the floor where even dumber people like myself come along behind them and pick them up....
Ok, I know your thinking to yourself your tired now just reading all this blather
Enjoy your day
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