Wednesday, February 28, 2007

u m p f !

A vendor faxes a copy of an invoice I'd paid along with the check stub showing the relevant payment, with a hand written note; ‘Deb, thanks for your payment of $4,716.77, however, the payment should have been $4,716.87. Invoice 8976 was paid 10 cents short. Please include this amount with your next payment.

The bookkeeper persona in me is devastated that I dropped a dime.

The customer service persona in me is apologetic and wanting to correct the grievous error, A S A P.

The other persona in me is seething, internally screaming, "kiss my grits! Who the hell said you could call me Deb, we aren’t friends" while entering the 10 cents to be paid with the next round.

Vacation day or days. Soon, I think. Yes.



16 comments:

  1. One cannot say enough about the value of vacation days.

    I know, as I have to return to work this morning. ;p

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  2. Yes, it definitely sounds as though you're due for some time off.

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  3. Was a fax really needed? Couldn't the vendor include that in your next month's bill? Ugh, maybe I need a vacation too.

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  4. Vacation and a valium. ;)

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  5. kiss my "grits"???? really Deb?

    hahahahaha! I screamed "Fuck you" at the crossing guard the other day because she yelled at me for parking creatively... I need you to give me manner lessons...

    nina

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  6. That would make me want to send ten pennies to the guy!

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  7. I'd send 10 pennies.

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  8. GD, Deborah, I haven't worked with a vendor in 20 years that would have spent the time on that one. In my profit driven world, that's a no brainer...absorb it. I'd so not drop that dime in the next payment. I would however, raise a certain finger and start dialing for a new vendor. I'm whicha.

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  9. Sassy & Maggie beat me to it.

    What a freaking jerk!

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  10. I would tape ten pennies to a piece of cardboard and add a short note that Deborah is three letters less (than his 10 cents) and that you would appreciate him getting your name right in the future. Then use the slow boat to China mail. That way when he sends his next invoice, for .10 more, and receives payment for .10 less, because you have efficiently already mailed payment, his books will be uneven.

    Jackass.

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  11. Ah, the bookkeeper in me is saying, "I hate it when people short an invoice payment!" It's simple enough, but it's a pain to back out a dime for an underpayment. At least he didn't send a past due notice?

    But I just came off a vacation. I'd have discounted the dime and not said a word.

    Hey Deb, can I call you "Deb"? :)

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  12. Oh DehhhhhhhhhhBBBBB!
    Ha!

    What a dork. I like the penny idea, but Lori had a good idea too.

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  13. LOL 10 pennies on a slow boat to China....that oughta do it!! What a dork! Honest to Pete...was a fax detailing your mistake REALLY necessary??

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  14. Yeah - I'm thinking the vendor should eat that one... or the grits :)

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  15. The whole 10 cents payment thing? Whatever. But Deb? Fuck no. Where do people get off with this shit? Why do they think they can just abbrievate your name? A-holes.

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  16. I would send him a check for zero dollars and ten cents.

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