Angie and I generally have the NBC Today Show on in the moring as we do our morning routine - whatever that may be.
Well they had a segment on unclaimed monies the State's are holding.
A few miniues later Angie asked me if I ever lived in Mechanicville, NY. "Uh - yes" I answered, "Why do you ask? I responded. Unbeknown to me, she sat there on her trusty iPad and gone on the web site that was mentioned in the story and entered our names.
My name came up with a hit! "Huh- who ME!!??" I said. The town she mentioned was in fact a place I lived in many, many, many, many, many (you get the picture) years ago. Heck, when I lived there I didn't know Indeeanner was even a state!
So we went through the proceedure to "Claim my fortune"! LOL
The web site didn't ask for much, the most personal information thay asked was for my date of birth and Social Security number. "Whoa - wait a minute, my Social Security number?" I thought to myself, "I haven't signed up for that Life-Lock program I always say I am going to sign up for - especially now going overseas where everybody seems to be a pick-pocket! Hahahaha
Well - of course the greed in me came out - I figured you can't get blood from a stone so "What the Heck" and we filled in the information. Of course it was a secure web site and the like.
Angie and I kinda joked it will probably cost us more money than the "Buck-three-eighty" we'll end up with.
As promised we got an email from the "Office of Unclaimed Funds, in New York State Comptroller's Office (Does that sound made up or what??) saying there was no way they could communicate with us for at least 2 - 3 days and my claim will be processed within 15 days - hmmm - plenty of time to clean out my accounts - so there goes the trip to Europe - well maybe not! Everything is paid for - the cruise - flights, etc. Maybe Tom won't notice we are staying longer than expected - just for the food! LOL
Friday the 29th of March rolls around and we were out "someplace". As usual when we get out of the truck, Angie will go see how much junk mail we got. As she is shifting through it she says, "Here's something from New York State"! She was visably excited. As we went into the house, she said, "open it, open it". Reminded me a little of Christmas morning as she is just a big kid and has been known to un-wrap presents, look at them, re-wrap them and act perfectly surprised on Christmas morning - hmmmmmm!
So I said to her, "Go ahead and open it!" It came in one of those all in one mailers you get from charities wanting your money. To be honest, I thought to myself it will be the next step in the swinging-soiree. I can see it now, send a check for $XXX.XX and we'll tell you how to claim your funds! Ha.
Well just the opposite happened, Angie opened the mailer and it was in fact a check! "What, how much?" I said. She looked at me and laughed, "A buck-three-eighty" said said. (She picks up to easy on my Brooklynese).
I thought to myself - "Go-figure"!
Then she handed me the check. WOW - it was a whole bunch more than a "Buck-Three-Eighty"! It actually had a comma in the amount!!!!!!
So - - next time you have a second, google "Unclaimed Funds", you may also have "A Buck-Three-Eighty" just collecting dust for you out there...............
"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
I hate it when I see an old person - - then realize I went to high school with them.......
Stupid is as stupid does....... F.Gump
Growing Old is Mandatory; Growing Up is Optional
No matter where I live - I'll always be from Brooklyn! Gotta a problem wit dat?
154 Days at sea......................