I digress. (I love that phrase.. it confuses some non-bloggers)
Someone recently sent me a $10 gift certificate (GC) to use in the rip-off giant auction site of the world. SO I thought what the hell. It won't cost me any money.
I found a reasonably priced NY & Co blouse. (LOVE that store!) Free shipping and under the amount of the GC. So I "bought it now" and tried to pay with the GC. The GC was sent to an email address not associated with my Paypal (PP) account, so it wouldn't work. Somehow, probably because I wasn't paying attention, I ended up paying for it through my PP account. Which had .13 in it. The PP account is linked to my bank account, so of course it took the balance from my bank account.. which has no money in it... so I will be charged $34 for a blouse that cost me $4. I called PP tried to get it resolved, but it would be a huge hassle. So I wrote the seller explaining what happened. I asked if she would refund the money so I could pay with the GC. I have yet to hear from her. What the hell.. its been 3 hours! Shouldn't she be waiting by her email with baited breath? OK OK I am calm again.
So, now I have to hope she is a kind seller and understands my hair color and will have mercy on me. If she does, I will have to call the bank and beg them NOT to charge me the $34.
Now all of this COULD have been avoided if I had remembered that I could add up to 7 email addresses that would associate with my PP account. Instead, I opened a new account with the email associated with the GC.. BUT I could not link my bank account because it was associated with my other PP account. So I had to enter a different account number to even close the account, but after doing that I STILL could not do it because the GC is associated with that email address. Yeah crazy.
So I have been up since 5:30 this morning and have been trying to get this mess all fixed. I had not showered since I woke up. When I finally got things semi-resolved, I looked at the clock and realized I had to be to work in the next 10 minutes... sigh. So here I am stinky at work... maybe this is why they isolate me. LOL
Luckily I live close to work, so I can shower on my lunch hour.
Hey! I'm a poet and didn't know it.