The other night I met my good buddy, Southie, for some margaritas and Mexican food before attending a Chicago Cubs game together. On my way out I used the establishment's ATM for some cash. My money didn't come out, and when I called my bank to see if the $200 I requested and didn't get was taken out of my account, it was as well as random attempts at taking $20 and another $40. I cancelled my card and made a claim about those transactions. Important tip: If a machine ever says there will be no receipts given, cancel right away.
Fast forward a week later when I'm at the bank cashing a check and ask for a printout of my last 20 transactions to be sure there is no more funny business on my account, and there are numerous withdrawals of $500 from an ATM I have never been to on the far west side. I am freaking out at this point, and while the cashier is looking into it for me she suddenly says, "Oh. This printout isn't from your account. This is someone else's."
What? You're just handing me information on someone else's bank account and scaring the crap out of me? To tell you the truth, I was so relieved that all was okay that I didn't even give the woman a hard time. I have worked a lot of jobs, and in every single one of them I have made colossal stupid mistakes. I truly believe that all is well that ends well, and there is just no need to yell at someone at times like this. She knows she screwed up bad. Me hollering at her won't make her get that any more. Me yelling at the Cubs didn't help them beat the evil Whitesox that afternoon either. But I did it anyway.