Well, I'm not sure how many times in the last week or so I've mentioned to you that my paycheck never came....I've been putting off paying bills, eating lots of weird stuff because we were out of a lot, etc...and complaining a lot. And I took money off my credit card again the other night to help Jim get home for his grandma's funeral....anyhow....
I've been really stressing about that check. I had called last week, and the gal in the office told me to give it some more time, so I did.
Then today I called back.
"Hi, this is Carol again, I talked to you last week about my check not coming....I still don't have it and I'm not sure what to do."
"Yes, the check that was supposedly mailed on January 24."
"Did I get my tax forms? Yes, I did."
"Yes, I got them last week."
"No, I didn't open them, I already knew what was on those forms, so I don't bother opening them until I file my taxes."
"OH YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING. HOW DUMB CAN I BE? YOU MEAN IT'S BEEN SITTING ON MY SHELF ALL WEEK????? (opening envelope with tax forms in it)..."YES, IT'S HERE. IT'S BEEN HERE ALL WEEK...I AM SO EMBARRASSED. I NEVER THOUGHT TO LOOK THERE. I TORE MY CAR APART, THINKING I DROPPED IT IN THERE, I CALLED THE NEIGHBORS TO SEE IF THEY GOT IT BY MISTAKE....I THINK I'LL JUST LET YOU GO NOW...YES, YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY, TOO."
My only comment is "why didn't she ask me that last week? Or am I just the only dumb person that works for the company who did this????
The moral: Open your tax forms, even if you don't look at them.