Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wordful Wednesday-Ka-ching

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For the past few weeks we've tried out having a prompt IF and only IF you would like to use it.

This week I didn't bother using my own prompt because I have dismal no Fall decorations. Yet. You'll forgive me, won't you?

Next week's prompt is: MOTHERHOOD. Let's see it in all its beautiful forms.
For some ideas, why not check out the Motherhood Movie Blog?


A few weeks ago I received an email. It said that I had some unclaimed funds that needed to be distributed. I had had an account with the institution in the past so I followed through with the directions to claim my money.



When I spoke with the customer service representative to update my contact information I was giddy. I kept thinking: "What if I have like a thousand bucks in there unclaimed? What if? I started thinking of all the things I'd do with that new found money, and I had quite a list.


Unfortunately, the customer service agent could not tell me how much money was unclaimed, but he did tell me a check would be cut shortly and mailed out to me.


I eagerly awaited that check, and sure enough, after about a week, IT CAME!


KA-CHING

Now that, my friends is what I call hitting it big.


I think I'll go buy a piece of gum.

Oh wait. I can't afford to with these "funds". :)



98 comments:

Genny said...

Thanks for the laugh, Angie. That is too funny!

Momisodes said...

LOL! I love that they paid postage to send that :)

Honey Mommy said...

That is so stinking hilarious! It's not even worth the paper it's printed on, but it was definitely good for a laugh!

Muthering Heights said...

LOL, a high roller now, eh?

CC said...

Bwhahahaha!!!! Occasionally I get a "bill" for that same amount. I always think, "Was that REALLY worth the stamp?"

Jenny said...

You're kidding! I can't believe they even bothered. It definitely makes for a great story, though.

Kacey R. said...

That is CUHRAZY! I think the paper the check was printed on is worth more than the actual value reflected on the check! Oh Angie - I bet you had that $$ spent on a new snazzy pair of jeans. Mmmmm hmmmm. Sorry for the let down! ;(

Hoosier Homemade said...

That is too funny!
Thanks for hosting!
~Liz

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I think they lost money on that one. Geez!

P.S. Sorry for my double link. My computer is freaking out on me tonight and here I was thinking I was ahead of the game for once. Feel free to delete my #9 if you'd like to declutter. :)

golden girl said...

congrats on your check. i was once sent one for like .40. i couldn't understand why they just couldn't put it in the account. i went to the bank and looked like a moron since i didn't know whether to cash it or deposit it. happy WW and take care.

Tiaras said...

didn't it cost them more to pay someone to find you, complete the paperwork, print out the check and mail it?

that's cost effective business at its finest

Elaine A. said...

Is that some sort of joke?? I mean really, are they serious? It cost more than that to print the check. Geez.

Thanks for the giggle though! : )

Alicia said...

LOL!! I checked mine & my husbands name a long time ago!! But, nada!

the monkey's mama said...

Now that is a good story! Glad you got your check!

Kristina P. said...

So, after taxes and tithing, you're in the hole. Awesome!

Lorie said...

That's insane but quite funny....especially when you're thinking it could be $1000.
My Fall decorations aren't even out yet....ahem....my husband hasn't gotten around to getting them out of the storage in the garage yet; so no Fall Wordful Wed. for me....but I did post....several pictures.
Thanks for hosting.

Brenda said...

I got a check like that once, but I think mine actually bought me a candy bar. Yours is funny!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

ROFL you're my twin. That happened to me once, too! ;)

RachelFerrucci- MamaRucci said...

That is so funny. It cost them more to write the check and mail it...lol Maybe you should start a 3 cent fund.


Rachel Ferrucci

Happy said...

Can I borrow some money? Hee, hee! Seeing as you're just "rolling in it" after that check!

Casey's trio said...

HA...it cost them more to mail that to you than what it was worth! Have fun spending your millions :)

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

ha.. good sport.

Try buying a pumpkin... SEED.

I fly out tomorrow! WEEEEEEEEE!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

WOW, what an absolute waste!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jenn said...

That wasn't even worth the time it took you to talk to them. Oh well. At least it gave you something to blog about. Too funny.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

My apologies for all my links. I have no idea what the deal is tonight. Blogger and I are not getting along. Please ignore both #9 and #12. When I posted earlier, my blog page went nuts and everything went from my sidebar to the blog post side so I had to end up deleting the post and posting it again to get it back to normal. And now my formatting options are gone. Font sizes, centering, colors - all gone. :(

Way to much info, I know, but if you have any insight, I'm all ears.

Thanks!

girlytwins said...

That is hilarious. It cost more than that to print and mail the check LOL.

Mel Fraase said...

Wow, congrats on your windfall. I agree, costs more to print and mail, HA HA to them!!

Ashley said...

haha. Nice! :)

Bina said...

I think you should take a pic of the teller's face when you take it in to cash it... :)

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! I was thinking that I might to see an amount that's reasonably "yay"-worhty... :)

Emilie said...

Wow, that is just insane. To track you down AND cut a check for that amount is so silly! Thanks for the laugh though.

Rhonda said...

Are there still penny slots in Vegas?? lol

Anne said...

Hmmm... I kind of used next week's theme for this week... oh well, I can always post more pictures of Jack next week! LOL

BoufMom9 said...

LOL! How funny!
I have unclaimed funds as well. Wonder if it'll be the same astounding amount. heehee

Happy WW!

Jennifer said...

Ahahahaaaa! ROTFLMBO! Oh man, I remember back in the day when three cents could buy you three gum balls! Hmmm... if you can get your hands on a time machine, I'm sure you could really make those pennies stretch! ;-)

Melissa said...

Angie that is SO FUNNY.
LOL
What a joke. I mean come on.

Mrs. Marine said...

Too funny, it cost them more to send that check than what its worth. LOL, that's ridiculous.

Valencia said...

OMG I got one for a dollar once!!

Night Owl Mama said...

I hope its not going to cost you to cash that. Couldn't see exactly how much that was.

Rob said...

LOL. Don't spend that all in one place.

Happy WW!

Hootin' Anni said...

Dear Hubs got one just about like that...only his was TEN TIMES bigger than yours. LOLOLOL [cost the company more to SEND it & print it out]!!

My Wordful is posted. Today it's all special effect Halloween Outdoor Decor.

blueviolet said...

Angie, don't do it. You can't afford it.

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

Oh good Lord! LOL! That is hilarious. They spent more to mail that to you. haha

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

The man hours and postage- what is this world coming to? LOL

parentingBYdummies said...

Something to put in all the penny slots in Vegas, cha-ching! Holla! And, don't worry, I don't say stuff like holla and cha-ching in real life!

Susie said...

It's kind of like..."what was the point of that?"

Jen said...

I got a check like that once. We sure are living it big now!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is QUITE a windfall...

Don't spend it all in one place!

Crafty P said...

oh for goodness sake... it cost more to SEND you your funds! geesh!

Karen @ If I Could Escape . . . said...

That's too funny!! Happy WW!

April said...

aw, sorry about the let down! we have unclaimed money that we get letters about all the time too. i was able to find out how much (little) it was, though, and haven't bothered going through the extraordinary hassle of claiming it :-/

http://www.aprilslittlefamily.com/2009/10/lazy-or-practical-you-decide.html

pam said...

Well, the anticipation was exciting, but I can imagine it was a terrible let down!

Serendipity is Sweet said...

That's brilliant! They paid someone to track you down, correspond with you, and print & mail a check for 3 cents. Now would you classify that as integrity or stupidity???

Staci said...

Can I have a loan? lol What a let down!

Shell said...

How awful! I would have been anxiously awaiting some magical check for a ridiculous amount of money and then been so let down!

mommaof4wife2r said...

what will you do with that 3 cents? wow..don't go all crazy now!

Frugal Fritzie said...

ROFL! That is beyond funny!

Whimsical Creations said...

LMBO!!! It cost them more the mail it to you. That is too funny.

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That is SERIOUSLY funny! Not even worth the paper it's printed on, let alone the cost to process it and mail it out. But FUNNY! :)

Happy WW! :)

Kristen Andrews said...

that is funny but what a waste

Evonne said...

That's funny! So how does it feel to be rich now?

Swoozie said...

I can't help but sing "You're in the money, you're in the money"--corny I know.

I would've been a tad bit disappointed; I mean, let's make it at least a dollar so you could indeed go buy a pack of gum--LOL!

Great WW!

cat said...

That's plain nasty.

cat said...

That's plain nasty.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

I'm amazed they spent the money to distribute that in the first place, how silly! Hopefully the next time you come across some "found" money it will be worth your time! :)

Lund7 said...

Seriously!!??? They would issue a check for that small of an amount! It probably cost them more to cut that check than it was worth! A very cute post...made me laugh. Have a wonderful day, Angie!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Heck it cost them more to buy and print on that check! Geez.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh SO funny : ) I would have been excited too. Unclaimed funds sounds like it has to be a big huge number!

Courtney said...

That is too funny! I have been there!

HaB said...

That made me laugh out loud. I would however, take comfort in the fact that it actually cost the company money to send me that check - but that is just me.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Ha' Mercy! Veeery funny!

Melissa said...

WOW.. now that's what I call "winning the lottery"!! :)

Kasey@ All Things Mamma said...

That is some amazing stuff! Can you take me to lunch? : )

Stefany said...

Share the wealth!

;)

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

Oh man, I was getting so excited to hear about your dream list, and find out how much your new found fortune was!

Why? Why do people do that? Seriously!? I mean, I know a penny saved is a penny owned, but come on people!! LOL

Happy WW!!

brunger bunch said...

Are you kidding me??? Costs more to send it to you! Made me laugh:)

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

AHAH!
It cost more to print the check than the check was for!

Kelly Deneen said...

bwahaha! That is hilarious! I am so glad I do not work in the financial industry. I think I would go insane. ha!

Michelle said...

LOL! You have got to be kidding me! It cost them more to cut the check and mail you that check.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Wasn't even worth the postage to send it!! :)

A Real Housewife said...

Oh my gosh that's hilarious! What a waste of paper and postage.

Heather said...

Wow, I'm surprised they even messed with it. Was it worth the $.42 they had to spend to send it to you? Great story though. :)

Amber Page Writes said...

How funny. At least you had something to look forward to finding in the mailbox! Thanks for sharing.

ChefDruck said...

Hey, don't knock the check... if you save up all those $.03, they might really add up. The market is depressed nowadays!

I just found a spam comment on one of my posts from that Motherhood movie. "Love your blog... check out mine..." I was pretty shocked by a poor PR tactic. Sounds like they are targeting mom blogs, but at least they approached you professionally.

Shannon said...

It cost them more to mail that darn check. Too funny. I guess it's good to know that no penny goes unclaimed.

Justine said...

OMG, does that say THREE CENTS??????

Justine :o )

Lady Di said...

Well, try not to spend that all in one place :)

Megan said...

LOL It cost them more to send that to you! What's the point, ya know?

Run DMT said...

Wow. I always wondered what pennies from heaven meant. Now, I know. ;-)

Laura said...

Wow I think they wasted more than that in mailing and printing by like 25x. Seriously funny!

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

Oh wow. That HAD to be disappointing LOL But, you gotta admit - the humor of it all was surely worth it LOL

Angelina said...

Maybe you could afford a tic-tac? ;)

HeatherY said...

Don't spend it all in one place ;-)

scrappysue said...

and how many 'man' hours and dollars did it cost to process that cheque??? crazy!!! go wild girl

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

YOu may still be able to purchase 3 of those little fruit flavored tootsie rolls though! They are good..!

Lani said...

oh wow... now you can retire:)

Hailey said...

it cost them more to print it and send it to you. not even worth it. that is crazy!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ and now you know why they wouldn't tell you how much it was! :)

So 42 cents to mail it and what 5 cents for the check so tehy spent about 50 cents to mail you a 3 cent check... cracks me UP! :)