Happy Friday Dinks. Remember when I first started this weekend roundup and I wasn’t sure it was going to be sustainable because honestly, how many interesting things can happen in one week. Well there’s never a dull moment in my life – and that includes my money.
First I couldn’t check into a hotel
Remember last week when my credit card was frauded? Well Nick and I still haven’t received our replacement cards and I had to go out of town on business for three days. Not only could I not show the booking credit card at the airport but the hotel gave me a hard time at check-in because I didn’t have the card with me.
I did have another credit card and obviously the name on the booking matched the name on both my identification as well as the new credit card but it still took a managers approval to allow me to get into my room. That was Monday.
Then I forgot about money
That was a nice little surprise. Very unlike me, but a nice surprise nevertheless. I checked my bank accounts on Tuesday morning as I always do (everyday) and there was an extra $600 in my checking account. To say that was a lovely surprise is an understatement.
It’s also making me wonder if I should update my accounting system or get my memory checked. I have a goldfish memory but I usually remember everything when it comes to money. This is still bothering me, but I know I should be happy.
I overpaid at the dentist
Yesterday when I got back home from my business trip I made a dentist appointment to get my teeth cleaned. I didn’t actually feel like going to the dentist but I already rescheduled the appointment three times so I decided to stick with it. I am not one of those people who hate going to the dentist, don’t get me wrong I’d rather be doing other things, but I don’t hate it.
My dentist makes $287 every 30 minutes. What other type of profession makes that kind of cash? Yes that’s right my half an hour teeth cleaning cost $287 which means my dentist makes $9.56 per minute. Not a bad day job.
When I got to the reception I submitted my insurance information and after the 80% my employer covers was eliminated the woman told me that I owed $1. I asked how this was possible. It turns out last time I came to see my dentist I overpaid and now I had a credit on file. That is also very unlike me – twice in one week. HUH.
Not only do I never usually overpay for anything, it’s also weird that I didn’t realize it. Either I’m going crazy, I’m starting not to pay attention or I’m slipping off my money game. I’m not sure which one it is, but I better get back on track. There can be a ton of people out there who owe me money and I don’t even know about it.