It wasn't a pissed off frustrated "O My G!" which told me there was money left.
"Someone wire transferred $50,000 into your savings account!!!"
Crap, she found out. I thought Saul my lawyer would be less obvious about the deposit into a shared account. You see, I started making Meth with this guy named Jesse because I have terminal lung cancer and I wanted to make sure my family was supported after I died.
No wait, that's Walt from Breaking Bad. Which I'm excited starts Season 4 next month.
Or maybe I created an algorithm that compounds the interest that uses all these extra decimal places that just get rounded off. So I simplified the whole thing, I rounded them all down, drop the remainder into my savings account. I just happened to put a decimal in the wrong place.
No wait, that's Office Space. Wrong Bolton.
But yes. Some Nigerian Prince benefactor finally came through on a promise and deposited the money he's been promising me since I first got email back in 1995. Honest to goodness $50,000 was in my bank account.
We called the bank and they couldn't help us because the wire transfer department wasn't open on Saturday. We'd have to wait until Monday. That's cool. Now I can go out and apply for loans based on the amount of money in my savings account.
I started to pretend spending the money in my mind.
Pay off the bills. Pay off the van. Fix the van. Put grass in the front and back yards. Fix the fence and fix up the house. Even in my imagination, I was still being practical. Because I knew this wasn't going to be ours to keep.
I called the bank on Monday morning, talked to the wire transfer department and it turns out it's not ours to keep.
The reason for the mistake was someone keyed in the wrong account number. Mistakes happen, so I understand. What bothers me is there was someone that did not notice $50,000 was not transferred to their account on Thursday.
So they took it out and I was not a pretend thousandaire any longer.
Not that I expect my readers to break the law, but what would you have pretend spent the money on while it waited in your account to be removed?
Have a great day my friends.