Friday, September 17, 2010

Some people have a way of making even ME look smart....

A few weeks ago I went into Baylie's school to give them more money- I feel like that school needs regular access to my bank account- there is always something else to pay for. This particular purchase was a soccer team jacket that will not arrive until after the soccer season is over. The financial office was closed so they couldn't run my debit card so i had to write a check and leave it in the office with the receptionist.
The check looked something like this:

Ross Fowlks
Shelli Fowlks
our address
My cell # (Hand written- quite large- couldn't miss it!)

To: MHS
the amount

For: Soccer Jacket- Baylie Fowlks Student #-----

All signed and set and ready to go.

So, here is how my conversation went with the lady- who we will call "L"

"L" What is the payment for?
me- to purchase a soccer jacket
"L" Who is the jacket for?
me- Baylie Fowlks- I put her student ID # on the check
"L" Okay. let me get some information from you. Its for soccer and her name is Jacket Baylie- maybe that should be Jackie Baylie- let me just change that so I can read it-
me- No her name is Baylie and its for a soccer jacket-
"L" (very puzzled, takes a long look at the check "so you meant for it to say soccer jacket- Baylie Fowlks?'
me - yes
"L" okay, i will need her last name
me its on the check and my husband and my name are the same
"L" so what is it?
me-Fowlks
"L" How do you spell that?
me- F O W L K S
"L" I wont remember that so we better write it down. can you spell it again?
me- Its written on the check and printed there-
"L" Spell it again, please.
me "F O W L K S
L prints this right next to my name on the check and the says "Oh its right here isnt it? " amd takes a red pen and circle the printed Fowlks.
"L" and your phone #?
me I wrote it on there for you
"L" Just give it to me again in case there is a problem-
me- I give it too her gain and she writes it next to where I wrote it.
"L" okay Thank You I think that is all we need- but I will call you if there are any questions.

Seriously, I felt for her- she was having a moment and I had to witness it. I think i have had a few of them myself!

4 comments:

Des said...

It always comes down to spelling the name FOWLKS doesn't it? That is too funny...

Ben and Kelcey Andrus! said...

Oh my. she makes me look like a genius! That is awesome!

The Olson Gang! said...

thanks for using "L" instead of "S"... that would have been VERY obvious.... I'm very sorry.... I was filling in for someone - I was new to the school and having a very hard day... besides, most of the time I know how to spell your name....I apologize. :)

Anonymous said...

hahahaha i think i know which lady your talking about. she wasnt having a moment.. shes like that all the time. Ive had a few similar experiences with her haha.
-baylie