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Banking Blunder; Part II

August 30th, 2006 at 07:09 pm

Well, the fall out from my bank deposit last week happened this AM. (I had deposited in error a check from the Dreaded Black Sparkly Blazer customer.........when she had asked me to hold it til the 1st of Sept~ I truly just spaced that out, remembered not to cash the horse lady's check til Thursday....but in went all the checks last week)

Black Blazer lady calls this AM ...early...and crying. Said she was WAY overdrawn at her bank and would I loan her the money back until Friday? I can't imagine getting stuck in that sort of bind. I would never have purchased a custom blazer if I was short on funds.

Anyway, I did it. Not being one to add to the stress in my life......I wrote her a check for a couple of days, supposedly until her paycheck on the 1st. I think I felt worse about the entire transaction than she did; which is really backwards.

I apologized, told her I truly just forgot. I began work on this Blazer of hers in June for heavens sake, and haven't got paid yet. She took the blazer home this month and it seemed like I had been holding the check for-absolutely-ever and I just deposited it with the rest of my Aug checks.

I do expect to get paid. It's a small enough town I will run into her. I do know I won't sew for her again. So, several lessons learned from the experience. (at least on my part. Not sure if she learned anything at all)

7 Responses to “Banking Blunder; Part II”

  1. Bookie Says:

    You are a nice person.

  2. baselle Says:

    It happens. Remember that you are running a business. It really was her responsibility to have the funds in her account when she wrote the check. She doesn't buy groceries that way, does she? And if she does, does she cry to the cashier? In your other posts she seemed like a nightmare customer.

    I sorry I sound so cranky about this - I had a rotten day myself.

  3. boomeyers Says:

    Totally her fault - you did'nt do anything wrong! If she ever wanted to do business again, you could do "cash only". Makes ya wonder if you should do that with all customers. My bank charges ME $35 if someone bounces a check to ME!

  4. ima saver Says:

    Sorry about that sue!

  5. LittleGopher Says:

    Well, the woman has quite the nerve - but desperate times makes for desperate measures on her part (even desperate times of her own making!) You are truly a very generous, caring person - you have gone above and beyond with her. Best wishes!

  6. contrary1 Says:

    I was truly sick of the dreaded blazer, sparkles & all........that I was ready to give it back to her unfinished, WITH her check. Now that I know the check wasn't even any good.....Gads! I'm just grateful I've never been in her position.

    I've certainly had some lean years, but I wasn't out buying things either. That is the part that just has me stumped. I do know it was hard for her to come get the check. I was hoping to be gone by the time she stopped by for it (I had it taped to the front door), but I was still walking my dog & she had to speak to me........ I couldn't have done what she did ..at least I don't think so.

  7. Champion Cheapskate Says:

    Seller beware. People delude themselves like this all the time, unfortunately. Don't let this experience sour you. . . just get an upfront deposit next time (not from her, unless she prepays). Good luck Smile

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