TIFU by chuckling away becoming overpaid. : tifu
Compulsory “this concluded today” – I’ve been doing work for Uncle Sam for about 7 a long time now. I’m severely desensitized to govt fuckups and just one working day I obtained a letter from DFAS (the men who truly fork out us) that I was overpaid two complete cents.
Silly I assumed, concerning the postage (which for the government is free, but for somebody it expenditures anything) which I could probably estimate to be all around 75 cents, The guy-several hours of sorting, sending and monitoring that damn letter, and the gasoline revenue utilised to ship the issue to my entrance door – It was most likely a 5 dollar letter.. to obtain 2 cents.
Laughing it off I taped it to my fridge as a reminder of whom I do the job for and why I really should usually fork out my taxes as they are set to great use (on the lookout at you F-35), and forgot about it. A thirty day period later on, two weeks in the past I get a different nastygram in the mail but at the position. “we contacted you at deal with XXXXX, if this is not your area of home make sure you update it and give us our 2 pennies.”
Now I am kinda miffed and over and above amused that not only do they spend me ahead of I at any time see my dollars, meaning that fuckups are solely on them – but now I am remaining hounded for their fuckup and collectively we are all down about 10 bucks of taxpayer dollars. Remaining the Class A humorous male that I am, I send out an envelope with three pennies in it, and a poorly created sticky take note declaring “heer yore 2 cent, I kunted et al myself. I lobe me position.” Coated the entirety of the envelope in stamps, harry potter design and style, and threw that fucker in the unit mailbox.
This was a lousy engage in for the reason that apparently Feds have no sense of humor.
Two months later on, one particular week back I got known as into my officer’s office. Not a put an enlisted male ever would like to be, I was sketched out but “it does what its instructed”.
I am standing there on the rug when he pulls out from his desk an envelope from our paycheck men and women. “[me], mind conveying to me why I acquired a letter that contains a one penny with a be aware explaining how you overpaid 19 pounds postage on a letter, about a two cent payment?”
“uhh.. perfectly sir, They invested like 15 bucks now sending me mail, so I thought I might compensate them with a cent extra and some stamps to enable out. Patriotism, y’know sir?”
“Perfectly, if you feel that patriotic, you can patriotically volunteer your no cost time far too – We have to have these flooring cleanse for [reason] and have been seeking for a course A go-getter to clean them.
Seemingly captains have no feeling of humor either.
Right until tonight, I’ve been expending my absolutely free time mopping a good deal of flooring room.
Thank you Military. I will by no means ignore you.
TlDr Army overpaid me 2 cents, I paid them again a few and experienced to mop flooring for their fuckup since feds have sticks up their asses by delivery.