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.

10 Comments:

Blogger Sheryl said...

Glad you caught a break. It looks like my D-word won't be going through until our youngest is at least near the end of high school, so I guess I'll miss the wonderful world of child support. Sounds as if you could tell me some horror stories. Hope they all end like this one in the future!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Alice said...

Msisyphus; 1,000000000
Fucktard; 0.

Yay!

;-)

4:51 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Oops. Spelt your name wrong in a hurry.

Sorry!

:-S

4:51 AM  
Blogger Eden said...

What bank is this? I want to bank there! Your teller is due some excellent karma!

6:00 AM  
Blogger thordora said...

oh that's sweet...nice to see a teller with a brain.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Good show.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Karl said...

Pardon my French but what a cockbite. Good for you!

10:56 AM  
Blogger MsSisyphus said...

Sorry Eden, love. You gotta be Canadian :P

Irreverent Mama tells me that there's a sort of chick mafia in the banking industry, and that female tellers are often very helpful when it comes to child support.

Karl, yeah. But awesome that he was the one who got bit!

5:31 PM  
Blogger landismom said...

Yeah, that is pretty awesome of her. Glad she was one of the friendly ones!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Luna said...

I hope the check went through. Nothing like a little karma to show him who's really in charge.

5:47 AM  

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