“Damn, why they want to stick me for my paper?” – Notorious BIG
No one was paging me at 5:46 in the morning, but it was about 2am when I woke up and decided to check my bank balances and do a little budget maintenance. I am a stickler for keeping up with my income and expenditures. I’m that person who keeps a spreadsheet for up to a year in advance to make sure there will be no negative balances in my future. Why? I do this because I get paid every two weeks versus being paid two set days of each month like banks workers do. I also do it because…well, I’m obsessed with my bank balances. I used to work for all of the major banks (by merger and what not), and at one point early in my career I worked in collections, so trying to pay all of my bills on time is important to me.
Anyway, I woke up, looked at my account, and promptly called the bank. I get to a customer service representative and asked her about my balance because I know banks sometimes do maintenance at night and thought maybe the balance hadn’t updated. At first the girl on the phone told me nothing was wrong. I told her to look again, and she basically said, “ma’am they stuck you for your paper.”
It seems an issue I thought had been resolved months ago was not truly resolved, and they came for my bank account. It’s being worked out right now, but it would have been nice to have some sort of warning.
This is the censored version of the song Warning, but still – it’s a rap video. Watch at your own discretion.