If this month were a girl, she could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch. With the rare exceptions of a few lovely evenings out with friends, I have not had fun at all. I feel like I'm playing Monopoly and getting Community Chest cards that say "Bank error NOT in your favor." Or, the game of Life and I'm stuck in the Poor House. Do they still have Poor Houses? What is a Poor House?
Anyway, I was sitting at the computer all happy as a clam because June is over and July starts tomorrow, when I decided to pay some bills online. "Hmmm, what's this?" I thought as I realized that, while I had just been paid and my direct deposit is the same amount all the time, there was noticeably less money in my account than there should be. Now, at the end of May, I made a stupid accounting error which made the beginning of June very painful, monetarily. I know I've been especially careful since then, monitoring my account constantly and making sure I don't spend money I don't have. So, you can imagine my surprise when, upon checking my transactions, I found two that occurred today (while I was working) amounting to $50 which I CANNOT AFFORD RIGHT NOW! Oh, yeah, I'm a little angry. I checked the website where one of the purchases was made and I have never seen this site before in my life. (no, it's not a porn site that I'm covering up) The other one couldn't be checked.
Fortunately, the customer service guy at my bank was kind and understanding and canceled my debit card right away. He said there's nothing I can do about the bad transactions until they are no longer "pending." So, I wait to see what kind of hell I have to go through to get those reversed. Also, I'll have to call all the places with whom I have automatic bill pay and change my account information. And, I'll have to actually go into a bank to get some cash.
Guess who forgot to fill her gas tank on the way to work this morning and can't do it now because she doesn't have a valid debit card? Go ahead, guess. I'll have to take the bus tomorrow, get cash and then fill the car up on Thursday.
July, I'm giving you until after the 4th to shape up.