i have noticed in the blogosphere atmosphere, that it is suggested one blogs for 30 days straight to get the blog really rolling.
as i thought about this while driving at 0848, i realized that i did not have enough wow within me to fill 30 days of continuous writing.
at 0849 my hubby called and helped me secure at least 2 consecutive days of blogging.
“we have over $1900 in overdraft fees right now.” the conversation relayed.
doing a quick run through of my rolodex of memories, i knew we did not have anything in our lives that would constitute $1900 in over draft fees.
“remember the donation i made to boy scouts of america for $10? i did not remember because he did not share with me this particular donation. “they somehow thought we donated $2859, which also happens to be the number of the check the donation was written on.” he continued.
first of all, let’s review some facts about the above mentioned donation.
1) i did not want to donate.
2) people actually come to your door asking for said donation after delivering a letter letting you know that they will be coming to you door to ask for donation.
3) i did not want to donate.
4) the hubby is an eagle scout and felt it his eagle duty to donate.
5) i was overruled.
not that i have anything against boys having all their knot tying dreams come true, and that is not because i am suffering from knot envy. in fact, i do know a scout personally, and when he and his friend were tying me to a stump after chasing me down, their knot tying skills let me escape, repeatedly.
i also am not against eagle scouts. although, most of the eagle scouts i am acquainted with, it is actually their mother that earned that rank of eagle. i also happen to know that there are more than likely 40 year old men who still don’t have their license because it was not allowed to be had until they had their eagle scout ranking.
no, these are not reasons to not be donating, i do not like people coming to my door asking for money. if i want to donate to you, i will contact you.
how one mistakes a $10 donation for $2859 is still a mystery. someone in the scouting office did not earn their money merit badge. not only does it make it so we have literally no money in our bank account, it also makes it so we can’t use our debit cards while they ‘investigate’ the situation. what is there to investigate? the check clearly says $10, am i the only non-idiot in this scenario?
i feel like i should take part of the blame in not realizing what was happening sooner. i saw an email from the lovely folks at BSA, but immediately trashed it without reading thinking we had nothing to discuss. had i opened the email i would have seen their sincere thanks for our sizable donation along with a payment record number. for that amount of alleged donation, i would expect something more. at least the girl scouts give you cookies when you give them money.
clearly, next time any donation is made, it will be made in cold hard cash, and more than likely not to BSA. and never again will the hubby make donation decisions based solely on his scout ranking.