Wordful Wednesday-Ka-ching

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For the past few weeks we’ve tried out having a prompt IF and only IF you would like to use it.

This week I didn’t bother using my own prompt because I have dismal no Fall decorations. Yet. You’ll forgive me, won’t you?

Next week’s prompt is: MOTHERHOOD. Let’s see it in all its beautiful forms.
For some ideas, why not check out the Motherhood Movie Blog?

A few weeks ago I received an email. It said that I had some unclaimed funds that needed to be distributed. I had had an account with the institution in the past so I followed through with the directions to claim my money.

When I spoke with the customer service representative to update my contact information I was giddy. I kept thinking: “What if I have like a thousand bucks in there unclaimed? What if? I started thinking of all the things I’d do with that new found money, and I had quite a list.

Unfortunately, the customer service agent could not tell me how much money was unclaimed, but he did tell me a check would be cut shortly and mailed out to me.

I eagerly awaited that check, and sure enough, after about a week, IT CAME!


Now that, my friends is what I call hitting it big.

I think I’ll go buy a piece of gum.
Oh wait. I can’t afford to with these “funds”. 🙂


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    Honey Mommy says

    That is so stinking hilarious! It's not even worth the paper it's printed on, but it was definitely good for a laugh!

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    CC says

    Bwhahahaha!!!! Occasionally I get a "bill" for that same amount. I always think, "Was that REALLY worth the stamp?"

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    Kacey R. says

    That is CUHRAZY! I think the paper the check was printed on is worth more than the actual value reflected on the check! Oh Angie – I bet you had that $$ spent on a new snazzy pair of jeans. Mmmmm hmmmm. Sorry for the let down! ;(

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    Kelli @ writing the waves says

    I think they lost money on that one. Geez!

    P.S. Sorry for my double link. My computer is freaking out on me tonight and here I was thinking I was ahead of the game for once. Feel free to delete my #9 if you'd like to declutter. 🙂

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    golden girl says

    congrats on your check. i was once sent one for like .40. i couldn't understand why they just couldn't put it in the account. i went to the bank and looked like a moron since i didn't know whether to cash it or deposit it. happy WW and take care.

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    Tiaras says

    didn't it cost them more to pay someone to find you, complete the paperwork, print out the check and mail it?

    that's cost effective business at its finest

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    Elaine A. says

    Is that some sort of joke?? I mean really, are they serious? It cost more than that to print the check. Geez.

    Thanks for the giggle though! : )

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    Lorie says

    That's insane but quite funny….especially when you're thinking it could be $1000.
    My Fall decorations aren't even out yet….ahem….my husband hasn't gotten around to getting them out of the storage in the garage yet; so no Fall Wordful Wed. for me….but I did post….several pictures.
    Thanks for hosting.

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    RachelFerrucci- MamaRucci says

    That is so funny. It cost them more to write the check and mail it…lol Maybe you should start a 3 cent fund.

    Rachel Ferrucci

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    Casey's trio says

    HA…it cost them more to mail that to you than what it was worth! Have fun spending your millions 🙂

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    jenn says

    That wasn't even worth the time it took you to talk to them. Oh well. At least it gave you something to blog about. Too funny.

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    Kelli @ writing the waves says

    My apologies for all my links. I have no idea what the deal is tonight. Blogger and I are not getting along. Please ignore both #9 and #12. When I posted earlier, my blog page went nuts and everything went from my sidebar to the blog post side so I had to end up deleting the post and posting it again to get it back to normal. And now my formatting options are gone. Font sizes, centering, colors – all gone. 🙁

    Way to much info, I know, but if you have any insight, I'm all ears.


  13. 94

    Emilie says

    Wow, that is just insane. To track you down AND cut a check for that amount is so silly! Thanks for the laugh though.

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    Anne says

    Hmmm… I kind of used next week's theme for this week… oh well, I can always post more pictures of Jack next week! LOL

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    BoufMom9 says

    LOL! How funny!
    I have unclaimed funds as well. Wonder if it'll be the same astounding amount. heehee

    Happy WW!

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    Jennifer says

    Ahahahaaaa! ROTFLMBO! Oh man, I remember back in the day when three cents could buy you three gum balls! Hmmm… if you can get your hands on a time machine, I'm sure you could really make those pennies stretch! 😉

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    Hootin' Anni says

    Dear Hubs got one just about like that…only his was TEN TIMES bigger than yours. LOLOLOL [cost the company more to SEND it & print it out]!!

    My Wordful is posted. Today it's all special effect Halloween Outdoor Decor.

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    parentingBYdummies says

    Something to put in all the penny slots in Vegas, cha-ching! Holla! And, don't worry, I don't say stuff like holla and cha-ching in real life!

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    Serendipity is Sweet says

    That's brilliant! They paid someone to track you down, correspond with you, and print & mail a check for 3 cents. Now would you classify that as integrity or stupidity???

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    Shell says

    How awful! I would have been anxiously awaiting some magical check for a ridiculous amount of money and then been so let down!

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    Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) says

    That is SERIOUSLY funny! Not even worth the paper it's printed on, let alone the cost to process it and mail it out. But FUNNY! 🙂

    Happy WW! 🙂

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    Swoozie says

    I can't help but sing "You're in the money, you're in the money"–corny I know.

    I would've been a tad bit disappointed; I mean, let's make it at least a dollar so you could indeed go buy a pack of gum–LOL!

    Great WW!

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    Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom says

    I'm amazed they spent the money to distribute that in the first place, how silly! Hopefully the next time you come across some "found" money it will be worth your time! 🙂

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    Lund7 says

    Seriously!!??? They would issue a check for that small of an amount! It probably cost them more to cut that check than it was worth! A very cute post…made me laugh. Have a wonderful day, Angie!

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    Life with Kaishon says

    Oh my gosh SO funny : ) I would have been excited too. Unclaimed funds sounds like it has to be a big huge number!

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    HaB says

    That made me laugh out loud. I would however, take comfort in the fact that it actually cost the company money to send me that check – but that is just me.

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    Kara @ His, Hers and Ours says

    Oh man, I was getting so excited to hear about your dream list, and find out how much your new found fortune was!

    Why? Why do people do that? Seriously!? I mean, I know a penny saved is a penny owned, but come on people!! LOL

    Happy WW!!

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    Kelly Deneen says

    bwahaha! That is hilarious! I am so glad I do not work in the financial industry. I think I would go insane. ha!

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    Heather says

    Wow, I'm surprised they even messed with it. Was it worth the $.42 they had to spend to send it to you? Great story though. 🙂

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    Amber Page Writes says

    How funny. At least you had something to look forward to finding in the mailbox! Thanks for sharing.

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    ChefDruck says

    Hey, don't knock the check… if you save up all those $.03, they might really add up. The market is depressed nowadays!

    I just found a spam comment on one of my posts from that Motherhood movie. "Love your blog… check out mine…" I was pretty shocked by a poor PR tactic. Sounds like they are targeting mom blogs, but at least they approached you professionally.

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    Shannon says

    It cost them more to mail that darn check. Too funny. I guess it's good to know that no penny goes unclaimed.

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    Kat @ For the Love of Chaos says

    Oh wow. That HAD to be disappointing LOL But, you gotta admit – the humor of it all was surely worth it LOL

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    Sara @ Domestically Challenged says

    YOu may still be able to purchase 3 of those little fruit flavored tootsie rolls though! They are good..!

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    Are You Serious! says

    ♥ and now you know why they wouldn't tell you how much it was! 🙂

    So 42 cents to mail it and what 5 cents for the check so tehy spent about 50 cents to mail you a 3 cent check… cracks me UP! 🙂

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    Oh my gosh you guys look so good and so happy! Glenn you look different with the long hair, I guess it’s besucae I didn’t know you when you had the long hair. Kafai… waaa ho leng lui ahhh!

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