Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hide the printing press, Ethyl!

You know it's going to be an interesting day when a half hour after you come back from the bank where you went to break down a couple twenties into smaller bills and change, that you get a phone call from them. They want to know where you got the twenties.

Why? Because, well, one of them was counterfeit. Huh? Yeah, like in between running around after 6 dayhome kids, I'm in a dark, dusty corner of the basement turning out twenties. Bwahahahaha.

So you tell them the truth, that you actually got it out of one of their own ATM's just 2 days before and they tell you "Everybody says that".

So now we're wondering how many more of the twenties the ATM spit out at us that day are counterfeit. Just a wee bit nerve wracking.

Yup, it bodes for an interesting day.

22 comments:

Willow said...

I'd be asking the guy who stocks the ATM machine the same question...

Haha: my verification word is calicati!

ellen b. said...

Oh my! I'm wondering why the clerk didn't notice right off...
And why wouldn't everyone say that when that's where so many of us get our cash these days...

Brenda said...

Wow, who would think? Thats kind of crazy!

Pam said...

That is too, too funny, Susanne. I can just envision you hunched over your basement printing press, cackling loudly over how you're going to beat the system. Ludicrous, I say!

Can't wait to hear . . . the rest of the story.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Wow, you've got street cred now.

Gombojav Tribe said...

"Everybody says that" because everybody has a printing press in their basement. It's the stay-at-home-mom's dirty little secret.

Michelle said...

oh my word.I'm with Willow ask the atm guy.what bank was it?Should I be worried.

Faith said...

oh wow! and good grief...doesn't everyone get their cash from an ATM? Wonder what bank that was??!!!

Linda said...

How awful Susanne! Every time they run that funny pen over a bill we hand the cashier I sort of hold my breath. What in the world would you do if it really was counterfeit?
I'm anxious to hear the outcome too.

Org Junkie said...

Holy smokes, weren't you afraid they were going to drag you off to the cells? So glad they didn't though but yeah that is definately nerve wracking.

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

Thankfully I can say this has never happened to me. I'm not sure what I would do if it did! YIKES!

I'm sure I'd be a wee bit nervous as well!

FlipFlop Mom said...

My question.. how do they know EXACTLY that it WAS you that brought it in???? How odd!!!

I thought I saw ink on your cheek in one of you past pictures... hmmmm
Bwahhaaaahaaa!!!

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Uh oh.

You know those dayhome people are soooo suspicious!

;>)

Barbara H. said...

That would be scary!! Was that the end of it?

I don't know where the money comes from that goes into the ATM, but it sure seems like they'd check it before passing it out to people.

Shalee said...

Holy crow! Well at least the computer for the ATM can back you up...

If you ever figure out how to do American dollars, I need about 15K to take care of a student loan... :o)

Of course they suspect you; you're a mom - you can do anything!

Barb said...

Well, if that's where people get their twenties, then of course everyone says that. I'll bet the bank tears into that ATM and rechecks the cash they put in there.

That really IS an interesting way to start the day. Good grief!

This is funny - the first three letters in the word verification are CON. LOL

dana said...

What a bite!! What did they make you do about the ones you had given them (which they had given you?) I'm wondering how many other of their ATM users got the fake money, too? I'm so sorry that happeded to you! Dana

Islandsparrow said...

Goodness! I've never had a counterfeit bill - that I knew about anyway.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I just came by from Dana's The Stone Rabbit.

I've had bills checked for bogusness, but never had a counterfeit. I hope they make good on your money!

Sandra said...

LOL that is too funny Susanne, but I bet frustrating as well.

You would think after so many people saying it's coming from the ATM machine that they would check it out?

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

OMGosh Susanne! That is crazy!
I always thought you seemed so nice and respectable, I can't believe you are a counterfeiter in ALL of your spare time! LOL

gail@more than a song said...

Weird! Oh I think I would have freaked out and wondered if they were coming to get me!