This saga began today when Mrs. J. stopped at the Great Speckled Midwestern Bank’s drive-thru to make a deposit in our joint account. The aged clerk seemed a bit confused but took care of the transaction.
Later, checking the account online, Mrs. J. finds that, instead of the positive balance she was expecting, we seem to have incurred a slight overdraft. To be exact, our account is in the red to the tune of
ONE POINT EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS.
Holy crap! I know I went a little overboard with the flower and vegetable seed orders this past week, but I think I would have remembered spending that much.
A fast call to the Great Speckled Midwestern* ensues, and after they "look into it’ we get an apologetic callback. It seems that there was, er, a bit of a computer glitch which has been fixed, and we no longer are threatened with going to debtors’ prison.
It might be a good idea to keep a close eye on things for awhile, though. And if you hear a news report that says “Ohio Doper Arrested For Multi-Billion Dollar Embezzlement Scheme”, don’t believe a word of it.
*not its real name.