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Posted on 2006.10.06 at 01:19
Current Location: 63114
Early this morning, before I even made it in the door to work, I was told that a Senior V.P. had dropped his blackberry this morning, rendering it unusable, and was leaving at noon for a week. Usually, I send my blackberry guy to do this, but since he was out, I drove to the store, and purchased him a replacement. $482. I got back and gave it to one of my tech's to swap SIM cards and restore from backup while I filled out an expense report, which was approved that day and will be deposited in my next paycheck.

It wasn't until I got home that I realized I'd put it on my Visa Check Card, debiting my checking account.


Sometimes, I feel exactly like the absent-minded professor, but only when I have to explain these things to my wife!


photogoot at 2006-10-06 01:39 (UTC) (Link)
I realy hate it when that happens!
ehowton at 2006-10-06 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
I can live without the $482. Its the explaining to the wife exactly how these things happen which is the difficult part.
photogoot at 2006-10-06 01:57 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, if I were Lori I would believe you were involved in an elaborate money laundering scheme that utilized a multilayered shell game centered around transactions on your checking accounts ATM card.
ehowton at 2006-10-06 03:44 (UTC) (Link)
If only I were that smart.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-10-06 03:35 (UTC) (Link)
The evil corporation would like to thank you for your donation.
ehowton at 2006-10-06 03:45 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it was no donation. In fact I'll get the entire amount back next Friday. It just would have been better on the credit card instead of being $500 short in my checking account. Kids gotta eat, you know.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-10-06 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
You just assume that the money is comming back and that it was just a thoughtless mistake that you used your debit card.

The evil coporation would like to thank you for your donation.
ehowton at 2006-10-06 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
Which corporation? The Top-5 IT outsourcer I work for, or the largest non-profit healthcore organization in the nation in which we supply services to? Furthermore, since I'm being reimbursed by my company, and they're billing our client, are you suggesting they won't pay them? Corporate expense is all automated now, and done online. It used to take me weeks for my expense reports to be approved. This one was done in a matter of hours.
leonardii at 2006-10-08 20:32 (UTC) (Link)

I like automation. I especially like it when it comes to me getting money that is owed to me. Or you. Whatever. :)
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2006-10-06 16:26 (UTC) (Link)
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