Friday, April 3, 2009

Drinks are on me, Girls!

Wooo Hooo ! I hit the jackpot ! I got some money refunded to me, that has been causing me huge headaches and months and months of restless, sleepless nights.

It's just soooo good to know that all my dreams and hopes for the future, can now be realized!

Here's a copy of the message I recieved.
( If you use smelling salts, you might just want to have them handy!)

Dear Tatersmama,

" We are depositing 0.09 AUD into your PayPal account to correct a foreign exchange reversal processing error which has now been resolved.

Your transaction was one of a small number of transactions that was affected.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

We want to reassure you that PayPal takes great care in ensuring that all transactions occur seamlessly and we regret that on this occasion you were affected. We have credited the amount back to you, plus 7.5%, as a gesture of goodwill.
PayPal "

WOW ! That's like... .9. something cents !!! Of course, I had to quickly check the currency converter to find out exactly what this now means to me... and here's what I found!
(be still, my beating heart!)

0.09 Australian Dollar = 0.06366 US Dollar
0.09 US Dollar (USD) = 0.12725 Australian Dollar (AUD)

Oh... the dreams that can now be realized!

1. I can buy a dishwasher... Not

2. Pay off my mortgage... Not

3. Get a boob job... Not

4. Buy a paperback... Not

5. Make a down-payment on a new car... Not

6. Buy a candy bar... Not

7. Go in halvsies on a candy bar... Not

8. Get 8 minutes on a parking meter.... Not

9. Invest in stocks, to guarantee a rosey financial future... Not

10. Make some cute, spunky, male stripper very happy... Not

But rather than tell you a mile long list of things I can't do with it...
I'll just tell you want I can do with it.

I can do diddly-squat.
That's it.

But at least it's mine.... ALL mine!


Kathy said...

Oh wow! you are on Easy St. now aren't you? Can you believe it? Why did they even bother telling you about it?

rubiesrnotpurple said...

I want to see you do a diddly squat! :O
I thought it must have been money from mummy. Wow imagine what you can do if that comes through too! You can make us a fabulous chocolate cake ... NOT!
See what happens when you forward those good luck emails.

Paula said...

That is not true you can make about two tablespoons of that homemade soap you were wanting to try. lol

Bren said...

WOot Woot... wish you lived closer to the garden I would take you up on a drinK! Happy Garden time dear friend. Enjoy your time on paypal.

Homestay Mama said...

The drinks are on you? Would that be water you are offering? LOL

Sherri said...

I bet you didn't even know you were missing that money, huh?

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hey baby, can you spare a dime?



SassyDog said...

I have a story similar to yours. In 1999, GTE employees were given 126 shares of GTE stock which was going for $54.99 a share. The employee has the option to sell this stock if it goes above 54.99. It expires Sept 2009, was good for 10 yrs. Stock is selling for about $25 or less a share now so this stock isn't worth anythng. fidelity is telling us we can exercise our option and maybe get 82 cents. Not worth the paper it's printed on. Verizon ran our company and stock into the ground. I am so P****d!!

SassyDog said...

My story isn't similar, where in the heck is my mind!! Mine is a nightmare!!

My word verification is asessie, is that an aussie sissy??? Cassie) said...

better luck next time. Maybe you should take up bingo? LOL~

Out Back said...

Don't spend it all at once now Tatersmama.


Tatersmama said...

Kathy, Yep I'm crusin' with the big boys now! It probably cost them more in electricity for me to recieve it, than it was worth!
Rubies, Money from mummy's? What's that? I just wish somebody would me show me the Show Mummy The Money, money !!! grrr!
(and I can't do diddly squats anymore. My knees are too old)
Paula, I got all the ingreients today... so I'm gonna test your theory out...LOL!
Bren, I wish I lived closer to the garden too! I just loved your pics today, even though they made me homesick!
Sue, That's it! All the water you can drink - anything your little heart desires... as long as it's water ;-)
Sherri, If I was gonna win something, I would have preferred Publishers Clearinghouse, but maybe this is a start of good things, eh? ;-)
Muddy Boot Dreams, Sure, but with the exchange rate and all, you'll only get 6.4 cents !
SassyDog, Did Libby leave some of her medicine behind? LOL! But you know what? I understood exactly what you were saying!!
Cassie, I'm going straight to
Las Vegas! I'm on a roll! ;-)
Tania, I'm putting it straight in the bank, where it can gain interest! My mama didn't raise no fools!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Boy. Some people just know how to live large. Maybe now we can have a salad, or something.

Jientje said...

But you made us all smile, and that's PRICELESS!

Tatersmama said...

I would invite you over to share some salad, but then I thought
No, people might get the wrong idea about you... Like maybe you're a floozy. ;-)
Jientje, Thanks, hun! Just as long as you're smiling... and not laughing! ;-)

The Wife said...

LOL! And here I thought it was going to be some big pile of money on your doorstep! I really hate that you can't afford the cute, spunky male stripper!! What is this world coming to when you can't make a stripper happy with your refund!

Frugal Maven said...

I am so jealous! Your refund is more than the balance on my Adsense account. Some people were just born with a silver spoon......

Neas Nuttiness said...

Put it in a jar, and start adding pennies every day. When you have enough saved...send the Old Guy out for some Crisco!

Angelena said...

Now don't you go getting a big head, just cause you're rich and all!! Remember us poor folks!! LOL!!

Pam said...

Well, that's still way better than the huge amount I owe our IRS on April 15th!

Nancy M. said...

That is so funny! You always make me smile!


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