You're probably wondering how the Pay it Forward post could have more to the story unless the person tracked me down and gave me a cash reward
No, stop dreaming. So apparently, after I concluded my business at the ATM, cuz I was paying rent and I needed to withdraw 50s and I had noticed that the ATM went out of service while they put the money back IN THE WRONG ACCOUNT. More specifically, in MY account. Yup that's right the bank gave the money to the last person who used it (me) instead of checking who it properly belonged to. There IS a camera pointed at the ATM. It's called the rewind button people!
So anyway, before I went to work on Monday that just passed I was going to transfer some money to my savings account for my Car Insurance, since April is coming up soon and noticed I had a credit adjustment of $500!!!!!
So, I called my bank and told them of the error they had made and that the money most definitely did NOT belong to me and who the person was who should have gotten the credit. I mean three days had passed and I'm sure the person was freaking out over their lost money. $500 is a lot for anyone to lose.
They told me it could possibly take up to 10 days for the money to be taken off, and I refused to take money out, even to transfer the funds I know I had cuz BAD KARMA.
I was told that since the money found it's way to me twice I should keep it, but in the next breath the person told someone else of the wonderful thing I did. yeah yeah, I get it! Luckily, when I checked today, the money was taken out the same day I called, so HOPEFULLY this time the money made it's way back to the proper owner.
And to BG's comment, some people see an opportunity and take it without weighing the pros and cons or if they do, say screw it anyway.
And Mares, I do agree that Canadians have a more Open-door policy and are very welcoming of others. Not saying all Canadians are. In places like Toronto (where my mom's family is residing) they are very closed off from each other and their neighbours. I hate visiting them. So when my mom's sister visited us, she was first blown away by the rural area and slight urban city. We're very behind the times here because we're such a small capital. Then she was blown away that a complete stranger offered to take our picture so we could all get in and how courteous everyone was. And she (a big City Gal) got right into Cattle penning, haha!
And we often hear stories from those gone back packing in Europe where if you wear a Canadian Flag, you are met with such a warm welcome, whereas if you're a US citizen . .not so much. How true that is, I could only imagine, but I wouldn't trade living anywhere else.
My Name is LE or LE Style. I have a tendency to go off on tangents from time to time. Such is the MADNESS of my Mind.