As I sit at the desk and wonder what to do with myself today, as I reflect on an awesome weekend we just had, I recall that one to-do thing that should be on the top of my list is to search for lost money.
I can be, at times, extremely well organized. I can, at other times, be a bit of a slob. And, on some counts, I could be accused of being scatter-brained – especially, on issues of fiscal responsibility.
For example, the thing I need to do today. I can’t remember if I was paid for my last two weeks of substitute teaching. The school says I was. I, however, don’t remember picking up my check. The school says I did. (They can’t afford stamps to mail and direct deposit must be out of their techno-capabilities.)
So I have to search for the pay stub. I’ve already checked my deposits at the bank to see if anything fits the time period but I didn’t have any. That means that I cashed the darn thing – if, indeed, I received it.
I had been SO GOOD in January and February! I would come home and make a copy of the check before filing it, before taking to the bank.
But by the end of the school year… Well, I don’t even recall what system I was or was not adhering to. The amount is approximately $100 – that’s another thing I have to check. Uh, when exactly did I work?!