This past spring, I shared my daughter’s study abroad experience to Florence, Italy. She was home for a week before heading to Omaha for a summer internship. She is an accounting major because as she points out, “Numbers don’t lie, mom.”
Hours before my daughter was to catch a flight back to Omaha, I found her in toddler-appropriate hysterics and sobs while reviewing paperwork with her dad. I assumed it was something earth shattering like one of her study abroad classes didn’t transfer. Or, there was a tuition screw up. Something HUGE!
Nope! I shared on FB that “Hell hath no fury than an accounting major who finds a duplicate charge on her credit card statement,” from a bike rental in Barcelona. Yep, she had a duplicate charge on her credit card in the amount of… wait for it…. remember she was in hysterics ….. $20 US dollars.
She was actually upset because she had ALREADY filed a charge dispute with her bank within hours of it posting on her bank account (in April while in Europe). Her bank promptly issued a pending credit. The paperwork she received while home was informing her the charges were accurate. HYSTERICS!!!
Of course, in true “she’s my daughter” she already had copies of the original receipts and the bank’s copies from the bike retailer clearly showing the signed receipts were of identical signature, thereby bolstering her case! She called her bank the following Monday (morning) , emailed copies of her original receipt and is now patiently waiting 45 days for the bank’s review. Thank goodness she is appealing in the States. I told her a call to the bike rental company would cost her more than the duplicate charge! Of course, as an experienced employer I am calculating the bank’s cost to research this $20 duplicate charge. Here she is in happier times on her actual rented bike:
This type of OCD determination is in her DNA. I reminded her of her handwritten letter to Mattel. At the seasoned age of eight she wrote a letter to Mattel informing them her Polly Pocket Neighborhood was missing the “driveway” that was clearly illustrated on the packaging. Four weeks later, she received a letter and package from Mattel with the Polly Pocket Driveway. I love this girl!