The Rules of Stapling – updated

So from my last post The Rules of Stapling you know that I have successfully paid off my car. Well today I get home, check my mail, and find a check from the car company because I have apparently overpaid them for my car. For about half of a second wild thoughts of a $300 check danced in my head. But then I opened the envelope. Pay one and 0.42 dollars to the order of.  Seriously? I somehow managed to overpay by $1.42? Being me, I flipped the envelope back over to check the cost of postage. Apparently my car company had to pay $0.42 in order to send me this check for $1.42. Huh. Go figure. And I just realized that even if I cash this overpayment check I will not have enough to get a soda at work. That is so wrong.

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The Rules of Stapling

I was soooo excited when I turned the key in the lock on my apartment mailbox and saw inside the little cubby an envelope from my car dealer. I’ll admit it – I actually squealed. I grabbed the precious envelope and opened it with trembling hands. Behold in all of its glory – the letter stating that I have officially paid off my car. *cue slow motion celebration sequence*

Then I tried to separate the pages. And they were stapled. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. In the middle of the page even. Wtf? Who decides that it is a good idea to staple paper at the BOTTOM of the page? This totally took away some of the joy of the moment. I actually found it quite distracted.

But my car is all paid off so ultimately I am content. Now I understand the feeling people would talk about that accompanies getting out from underneath debt. It is a very good feeling to be sure. Kudos to everyone that’s hit that kind of milestone – it’s a huge step to take and just feels so amazing!