Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Are They Serious?

Look what just came in the mail. Oh, where shall I spend it? The Bahamas? Cruising?

Of course it took a 33-cent stamp to get it to my house.
Mr. Cactus informed me that it takes $25 in business handling fees to mail out a refund check. He thinks I should write the Laboratory Corporation of America and let them know we have a suggestion that would save them a lot of money in the future. Most corporations have a computer system that kicks back checks under a reasonable amount.
To make this situation even more ridiculous, this refund is from a lab test I had taken a YEAR AGO. (They should pay me interest on that penny!)

I'm a little nervous. Void if not cashed in 120 days.

19 comments:

Becky said...

You need to cash it just to watch the reaction of the bank people. I think you could probably really make someone's day cashing that one. Of course, you'll have to just quietly watch for the reaction and not point it out. And then they probably will look around for a tv crew

Carrie said...

Thanks for giving me a good laugh!! I'm speechless that they really sent out a check for a penny.

Kim said...

Hey, maybe they forgot a few zeros to the right of the one. You better run and check it out. Crazy!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

OK that is just too funny!! Spend it wisely!

Lurline said...

Oh, we shouldn't laugh! Tee hee!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Carin said...

ROFL!!! When you cash it at the bank be sure to ask for it in small denominations HAHAHAHAHA!

amy smart said...

ha ha! That is so funny!

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

This happens all the time. Ridiculous! It takes more to send it than the check. Agree completely. Love your blog. Will return to follow! Stephanie from Maryland

Catherine said...

Cash it! I wonder how many people handle it and what it costs to process, besides the cost to issue it.

Trisha said...

That is hilarious!!!

Carol said...

OMG...the bank teller will probably have to look at it 10 times. And everyone wonders why the cost of healthcare is so high. LOL!

Stephanie said...

Corporate waste! With the interest rates so low you'd probably have made less than 1/2 a cent in that year. Don't go spend it all in one place now!

Jana said...

LOL! Thanks for the laugh of the day! I agree with Becky...you need to go cash it just to watch the teller's face! Could you take pictures and then blog about it too?! LOL!

Dawn said...

That is hilarious! I think you should cash it too! To bad there isn't penny candy anymore. tee hee

Material Mary said...

Too funny. Enjoy your big bucks and do something fun--maybe penny candy?
Mary

Mel said...

Oh brother! Well, there's your kid's inheritance!

Shari said...

Very funny indeed. Australians don't even have one cent coins anymore so we wouldn't be able to cash it - only deposit it! LOL

Anonymous said...

You will probably be bombarded with long lost friends wanting to help you spend your fortune!! kelley

Live Well With Judi said...

That's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Seriously people need to get involved again and leave the computers out of it...how could anyone waste so much money to send someone a penny!!