One too many zeroes adds up

I guess I tried to make an online payment for a credit card and accidentally addded one too many zeroes.  Instead of paying $1,000 it was $10,000.  I, of course, don’t have that kind of money in my checking account.  So my bank charged me $20 overdraft.  And then I didn’t put enough money in so the payment bounced and the credit card computers were kind enough to try again.  Another $20 overdraft.  And then the credit card company zinged me with a $39 insufficient funds charge.  One lousy zero cost me $79.  I guess i was lucky it didn’t make my payment late.

I guess I’ll be double checking those confirmation screens from now on.

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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.

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