Friday, February 19, 2010

$40 = $1600, Right?

Wow. Wow is about all I could say. I'll make this short and sweet, promise. I went to the doctor on Wednesday, paid what I thought was my $40 copay and came home. {P.S. I went to see the doc for enlarged lymph nodes in my neck...all seems to be A-OK}.

David came home and said, "My bank card was declined tonight when I tried to get gas." Ummm, what? That is not possible. We're not richie-mcrichersons but we do have a stable amount of cash cushion in our account.

So, I went straight online to our account and found that the doctor's office had charged me nearly $1600 for my office visit? Whhhhaaaat?!?! Because it was after 6 p.m. I couldn't call the office or the bank until the next morning. I was fuming and nervous about any overdraft fees should bills start clearing.

So, long story short, I called them the next morning and they apologized for their error {not as profusely as I would've imagined} and refunded the money to my account.

Now, if only my bank would post it I'd be almost $1600 richer. Still playing the waiting game, friends.

Lesson of the day---always check your receipts. I know I will from now on, no matter how much of a hurry I'm in!

Happy Friday, lovelies. I'm thinking about going here this weekend. : )

22 comments:

chair up said...

Oh man, did you get ANY sleep that night? I would have been sick with worry. So glad it's cleared up and appreciate the reminder.
Angex

julie said...

Oh man, I would have been worried sick all night!

mrs.messi said...

That would get me so stressed! Glad you were able to sort everything out!

Sharstin said...

what in the world? that is crazy-- I hate when that kind of stuff happens..glad you got it figured out. Have fun at the Pi--I love me some yummy pizza! have a great weekend chick!

Martha said...

That is crazy! Talking about that, I bought food at Sam's Club yesterday, I got my receipt and saw that my cash due was $2,003! For buying a hot dog? I was excited for a moment, but then the lady told me, dont mind cash due, it was a little error! ha..

Michelle said...

i heard a similar story like your only this happened at a Denny’s restaurant. Let’s just say the waitress added a little more zero to the amount owed then needed. after i heard that story i check all my bills and my account 24/7. im happy you got your money back and you noticed it in time. man if your hubby hadn’t of gotten gas you may have not even noticed until it was to late. any who hope things are better. love your site have a STRESS FREE DAY

Mama Thompson said...

man...I would have been a stressed out mess till the next morning....

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Oh, Holy Mother!
I would have FREAKED!

Mrs. Chic said...

Wow thats crazy!! I'm gla it worked out, I would be freaking out

Lanie Ree said...

Whoa, seriously? That is nuts. Yeah, "oops" doesn't quite cover it.

When crap like that happens to me, my hands start shaking. Probably adrenaline. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

C @ Project Pretty said...

Oh my gosh! I work as a financial coordinator for an oral & maxillofacial surgeon, and I just don't see how this could happen. Sure, the receptionist or whomever might have hit the wrong number on the machine, but how would it not be caught at the end of the day when the numbers didn't balance? Any smart practice balances their books and "cashes" up at the end of each day. I can't believe a $1560 mistake was just overlooked. So glad you got it straightened out.. valuable lesson learned though. You bet I'll be double-checking my receipts from now on! :)

Julia said...

Ack! Scary. We had a similar loss of money a while ago on the first of the month. We freaked. Turns out it was a bank error. They sent my new debit card and pin to a wrong address. ehhhh....

I am so happy you got it all worked out.

mrs.leah.maria said...

I would be livid for the same reasons C lists. I hope the waiting game ends before the weekend!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh wow! I agree with C: the doctors' office should have caught it by the end of the day AND they should have been the ones to call you AND they should have apologized like crazy!

Hope the money posts asap!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

Uh, that is NOT cool!

Catherine @ waking up with you said...

Oh my god that's awful!I would have totally freaked out! Hope the bank doesn't take too long to process it!

Jesse said...

Craziness! Glad everything is okay with you!

Tamstyles said...

wow...i have been a victim of this mess to...att took 600 out of our acct once in error...

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Oh No, not quite as bad on my end but we had been charge double (at my brothers restaurant, mind you!) LOL
Since we are on a TIGHT budget I check everything. I hope they are willing to pay the fee's if they are any.

Michael said...

I guess I'm a true math geek at heart...Pizzaria Pi! I love it!

Megandvd@Beauty in the Attempt said...

Wow....I woul have gotten sick. In fact it makes me ill just thinking about it. I am always cautious of double chargers and even if it looks weird..I will inquire a price on the receipt, but now you have reaffirmed my belief to always check..ALWAYS.

Thank you for the heads up. I am also glad it all worked out for you.

Cheers~
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Oonafey said...

Wow, that is super annoying! I would be freaking out... Hope I don't use that same doctor!

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