Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Moving On Up....

Ciao, blogger. It's been fun!
Note to Self:

Large Raspberry Ice Capp at midnight? BAD idea.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Check and Mate

The Fuctard must be steaming right about now. Once again, I've beaten him at his own game.

The child support cheque came--at the last possible moment, as usual. And, like I do every month, I trotted off to the bank to have them hold it until the deposit date; hard experience has told me that even a 24 hour time period is too long to trust that the Borrowers won't decide to use it as wallpaper if I leave it around.

That was when I realized The Fuctard's latest gambit: He'd dated the cheque for July 1, 2000. Yeah. So, either he's decided to pay some retroactive support, or he's hoping to screw me over using the "oops! Wrong date!" ploy. I feel a little silly that I didn't even notice; I checked the amount--still no increase--but never even thought to check the date. I mean, why would I?

It's the Teller's job to check the dates though. So it was the teller who noticed that the cheque was no good. To say I was pissed would be an understatement. It was hot, it was sticky, I'd shlepped 4 kids to the bank specifically to deposit this money so that my rent cheque would clear, and he's totally screwed me over. Sure, I would have the joy of including this incident in court filings, but really, how does that help me on the friday of a long weekend at the first at the month?

And then, it all got better. The Teller saw the look on my face. She saw the "child support" on the memo line. She asked me if he does this often. And then she said, "You know, I think that last digit there looks like a really sloppy 6, don't you?"

Bwa ha ha ha! Really, what can he do? Either it was an honest mistake (yeah, right), and I just graciously saved him a world of hurt by giving him the benefit of the doubt, or he deliberately wrote a bad cheque to cover his child support obligations. What's he going to do? Make a complaint that the bank cashed a bad cheque that he wrote? You know, I'd really love to have burned her for that, but having him realize at the most inopportune time that he has $552 less in his account than he thinks he does is even better. I just wish I could see the look on his face when he finds out.