By anon - 4/12/2009 10:35 - Australia
Today, I got a birthday card in the mail from my aunt. I got all excited when I saw a cheque inside, but the cheque was addressed to the wrong name. Not only did my own aunt forget my name, I couldn't even bank the $60. FML
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By  Jewelofagal  |  2

For some people, $60 can mean the difference between having groceries to eat and gas in the car for a week versus not. As a struggling student in my early 20's so broke I was wearing shoes with holes in the sole and eating Ramen every night, receiving $60 for my birthday would have been a huge blessing. I understand the OP's dismay at not being able to cash the check.

By  cgy  |  0

Two options:

1) "Hey Auntie , you must've stuck the wrong cheque in the envelope. Whoop! Could you write me a new one?"

2) Endorse the back of the cheque with the name she put on. As long as your Aunt doesn't call the bank claiming fraud, you should be fine. ;)

Hardly the end of the world, or a FML moment.

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By  Jewelofagal  |  2

For some people, $60 can mean the difference between having groceries to eat and gas in the car for a week versus not. As a struggling student in my early 20's so broke I was wearing shoes with holes in the sole and eating Ramen every night, receiving $60 for my birthday would have been a huge blessing. I understand the OP's dismay at not being able to cash the check.

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  Fop  |  6

Before you correct others, adress your own spelling mistakes.

cheque: You should've capitalize the "C", it's the beginning of your sentence.

its: If you're an American and confuse the words "it's" and "its" you're an idiot. That said, it's supposed to be "it's."

You also forgot a full stop.

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  GirlFromAus  |  0

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS R DIFFERENT 2 UR FKING AMERICAN DOLLARS! its 'queensland, australia', where money is worth something different to florida or wherever you live

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  KaySL  |  24

Oh, how highly original and amusing, Pleb. I'm rocked to the spiritual core by your razor-sharp wit *YAWN* That's just about the only response you'll win from me for a while, little man.

By  cgy  |  0

Two options:

1) "Hey Auntie , you must've stuck the wrong cheque in the envelope. Whoop! Could you write me a new one?"

2) Endorse the back of the cheque with the name she put on. As long as your Aunt doesn't call the bank claiming fraud, you should be fine. ;)

Hardly the end of the world, or a FML moment.

By  cheerthefkupism  |  0

I have a long name & family even misspell it, so I go by a nickname.
I've had family write checks out to my real name & misspell it.
I've had family write checks out to my nickname.

You have to endorse the check first with the name they wrote.
-THEN- below it you have to endorse it again with your actual name.

This lets the bank know that there was a mistake, but puts your real name on it too.

By  hercules268  |  0

So it's spelt cheque in Australia. Interesting. It's check over here. Regardless, there's always one thing that we all can understand and that's Beer. So lets all have a pint and be happy.