Hawaii: Neighbor’s plants (photo by Gigi):
Last week, David was shocked to see an “unauthorized” transaction on my credit card. The online statement said that I had charged $232 for an internet registration by the government.
We called and spoke to a representative at the credit card company. The representative agreed that the charge seemed fraudulent, so he said he would stop payment.
Well, a few days later, David had an epiphany (if you can call it that). The charge was legitimate. He had charged my $232 car registration online, and the city government had already mailed me my car sticker and registration card.
Oh, my gosh! Would our complaint make my car registration null and void?
So, we again made a conference call to the credit card company and told them to allow the charged transaction to go through, as we had made a mistake.
After three representatives spoke to us and recorded our conference call, we were told we would receive confirmation in the mail.
“Don’t worry,” one rep told us. “This sort of thing happens all the time. Customers complain about a fraudulent charge, and then they call us back to say it was legitimate.”
That’s what happens when you age. David and I certainly had a senior moment, didn’t we?