Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Hate When I Mess Up

I ordered new checks today.  We don't really write many checks any more.  So much can be done online - paying bills, sending money to people.  The bank will even send checks to people or businesses that don't accept electronic payments.  But, once in a while, we need to write a check, and we only have a couple left for that account.

So, I found a site that offered buy one box of checks, get one free, and I ordered - only to realize that the free box didn't automatically get added to my order.  No, I had to actually order 2 boxes, and one of those 2 boxes would be free.  I called customer service immediately, only to find out that there was nothing they could do.  Online orders go directly to the printer.

There are 120 checks in a box, meaning that one box will last us forever.  And I did save about $3 since I didn't have to pay the service/handling fee for that second box, but it's still going to bother me that I messed up.  Nobody actually gives out trophies for doing everything perfectly, but that doesn't stop me from feeling bad when I don't do something right.

In all honesty, not spending an extra $3 on a box of checks that we don't need probably was the right thing to do.  (Am I just trying to convince myself?)
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  1. I see i have been having an influence on you!!!!

  2. We do most everything online like you. But every so often there is a need to write a check. Last time, a couple months ago, I ordered them from the bank. Two boxes for $43.00. I will never do that again!! They will last me forever, though !


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