Friday, April 13, 2007

I'm awesome...

...or maybe just an anal retentive fu-reak. Could go either way.

I am meticulous about my checkbook. If I don't balance to the penny I will scrutinize the ledger until I find the culprit. I can't let it go until I figure it out.

A few days ago I pulled up my online ledger to check it against my hard copy version and the online account said I had over two hundred more dollars than I had written down. Always one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I immediately assumed it was a mistake on the bank's part. There was no way I had more money than I thought.

I finally figured it out today. I wrote the March gas bill down twice (yes, our gas bill is over two hundred dollars, and that's with the "levelized payment plan" thingy).

The sad part is that I was way too excited about it. Not because I now have an extra two hundred dollars to pay the bills, but because I finally figured out what went wonky.

Is this exciting for you to read about? Certainly not.

But it made my freakin' day.


Amy Guth said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. How have I not seen this blog before? Shame on me. This is great.

Winter said...

Transfer to my account and share in the joy.

pezda said...

You sound like my wife. She gets really worked up if she doesn't balance. Me, I'm a stuff the receipt in my jeans and forget about it till wash day kind of guy.

Hanmee said...

I am the same way. EXACTLY.

Two weeks ago, I had the same problem. It doesn't matter whether the "bank error is in your favor" or not. I just need to find out what the discrepancy and fix it.


Hanmee said...

Oh yeah. It's called Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Don't worry (as I already stated, you're not alone).

"jew" "girl" said...

I LOVE when I find money due to an error I made.

I admire your commitment to keeping your checkbook balanced. it's a good thing we're not married. oy vey would you hate me in 5 minutes.

mazel on the two hundy!!! use it in good health.

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