Monday, January 16, 2006

Aw, Crap.

We've only met Mr. Neighbor a couple of times since we moved here over a year ago. He only has one child, and we rarely see them around. The other day, I got my mail...started opening it fast and furiously...(you know the type?--quick just give me the bad news, how much do I owe?)

A credit card statement for $7,000! WTH?! We only have that card as a backup, and it has a zero balance! I called the company, only to find out I had opened Mr. Neighbor's mail. AW, CRAP!

So I go over to Mr. Neighbor's house (he's out washing the car with his daughter), and I sheepishly hand him the opened piece of mail. I tried explaining the situation to him, but I was stumbling over my words. I said something like this:

"I was just opening my mail because we have a credit card by the same company. And when I saw the balance I freaked out because to my knowledge, we never used it." [GULP--insert foot!] you should have seen his eyes pop out of his head when I said that! So I try to fix it with, "I called the credit card company only to find out I had opened someone else's mail...I am so sorry." [GULP--again! Did I really just admit to being so stupid? Umm...yep!]

mental note: run away and never go back.

p.s. guess who caught me a few days later walking the dog at 10 am in my terry cloth bathrobe?

19 comments:

  1. I did that at work once, only it was for the mental institution that was housed next door to us! It was all this classified patient info and of course I just kept on reading because it didn't make any sense and I coudn't figure out what I was looking at.

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  2. Yes, I have a neighbor that only sees the poised side of me as well. I think the last time he saw me, I was taking out the trash in my hotrollers, robe and high heels because I couldn't find my other shoes. He doesn't even pretend to see me anymore!!

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  3. Opening his mail was probably ok... it happens. But the way you explained the balance... oh my.

    LOL.

    Ok - next time maybe handing it to him and saying: "The postman accidently delivered your mail to our home, but I didn't realize until it was already opened."

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  4. Your better than I! I think I would have found a way to put the bill in his box without him knowing I had it!!!

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  5. What is up with the HONESTY? You could have taped it back up, written "DELIVERED TO WRONG ADDRESS" on the front of it. The post office would have taken it back and RE-delivered it... and you wouldn't have had to do a thing about explaining the opened mail. (It's all the postman's fault anyway... RIGHT?)

    However, then we wouldn't have been able to laugh at you sticking your foot in your mouth.

    CLASSIC LIL' MISS

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  6. Yep, I've done that before too....whoops!

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  7. i know! I KNOW!! I am such a horrible person.

    mental note: next time write "delivered to wrong address" and let the postman handle it.

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  8. That is just too funny, and so typical Little Miss! We love you for being you! Thanks for the early morning laugh... lmao!

    P.S. I have my neighbors mail on my coffee table for a week and still haven't gotten off my fat ass to take it back to the mailbox or to my neighbor... yeah I'm that lazy.

    word verification - rlbus (rebellious?)

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  9. I did the exact same thing before, but it was a college roommate's credit card statement ... oops!

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  10. That's too funny! You feverishly open the mail, to have a stroke, then have to bring it to someone you don't really know and tell him what you did. LOL!

    I would have handed it to him and said "Gosh, I'd sure hate to be YOU!"

    Really, I would have tossed it and pretend it was all a bad dream. He'd get another bill next month, lol!

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  11. I'd say him spotting you in the robe evened things out--you accidentally got way too much in his business and then he accidentally got too much in yours. :) And you can always comfort yourself with the knowledge that whatever else, you don't have that credit card balance.

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  12. Hah! Innocent enough, my dear - but it does sound as if karma got you!

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  13. wow... i would have blamed the kids. isn't that one of their many purposes?

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  14. I agree with Nytro!

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  15. huhm. if i had opened the mail by accident, i would not have told him that! it was an admirable thing you did, even if it was awkward and embarrassing for both parties.

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  16. AW, Crap. We are all ready to read something NEW!

    Love you!

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  17. I agree with Ms. Jae... blogger foul, 5 days without posting... lol. Love you too!

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  18. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get dressed until she has to in the morning.

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??