It’s a Miss Fortune at the door

LeeAnn can hear you knocking, but you can’t come in:

1. I finally got all the insurance foofahrah done regarding the happy joy joy funtime that was having some dickwad try to drive to Taco Bell through the back of my car.

2. But I can’t even put the money in the bank yet because I am TERRIFIED of the very check it’s written on because I am CERTAIN as death and taxes that something “bad” will happen once I have a reasonable amount of money “available”. So the checks are in a coffee can buried in the back yard until I figure Bad Luck’s attention is elsewhere and I can risk it.

I should probably warn you that the entire article runs out to number 9.


  1. McG »

    9 October 2016 · 10:50 am

    I trust she knows that checks have a far shorter shelf- (or in this case, buried-in-the-backyard-) life than coins, ingots, or even Federal Reserve Notes…

  2. fillyjonk »

    9 October 2016 · 12:09 pm

    I’m exactly the reverse with checks: I deposit them as fast as I possibly can, on the off chance the company will go bust (my most recent editing work), or the person’s account will run out of money.

    Many of the publishers I’ve done editing for have it explicitly stamped on the check that it goes bad either 60 or 90 days from issuance, depending.

  3. CGHill »

    9 October 2016 · 1:16 pm

    I usually make a trip to the bank on the Saturday following receipt of a check. (Ordinary income is received via direct deposit.)

    The bank which holds the note on the house once sent me a check in February to offset an escrow overage. I didn’t notice it until November. (Resolution: it was voided, and they credited the amount to my account.)

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