Telstra Cheque WTF



  •  The other day my dad received a cheque in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of $2.40. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this.  Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived for ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail automatically!



  • Well, it beats the usual bill for an insignificant amount. Only question now is how you're gonna spend it. Do you spread it around or do you go crazy and and spend the whole wad in one crazy booze-fuelled night of drugs and sex?



  •  Yeah, I wonder how much it costed them to process it, print it and mail it.



  • @DOA said:

    spend the whole wad in one crazy booze-fuelled night of drugs and sex on a few sips of watery pilsner and a single, over-the-sweater rub, probably accidental anyway but you take what you can get, and masturbate over it later.
     


    FTFY.



  • @Eternal Density said:

     The other day my dad received a cheque check in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of $2.40. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this.  Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived for ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail automatically!

    FTFY

    I don't think that the address part is the machine's fault per se.  I think that they simply aren't pointing to the right DB that has your current address, or at least the latest entry in the DB.  Stupid programmer error.



  •  @amischiefr said:



    @Eternal Density said:


     The other day my dad received a cheque check in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of $2.40. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this.  Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived for ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail automatically!

    FTFY

    I don't think that the address part is the machine's fault per se.  I think that they simply aren't pointing to the right DB that has your current address, or at least the latest entry in the DB.  Stupid programmer error.



     Why would he be WTFing a bill for $2.40?  It sounds like they gave him money.  From Princeton University:

    check (n) (13 definitions):  1. a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check" , 3. the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"

    cheque (n) (only definition):  1. a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"

     And I thought programmers were all about being precise...



  •  The other day I got a bill in the mail from the phone company. I had shut off my phone service halfway through the month because I switched to cable internet and didn't need the DSL anymore. So I got a notice in the mail demanding that I immediately pay the ~$34 in credit on my account.

    So far I have ignored it, I'm hoping to get a shut off letter or a collection letter next.

     



  • @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $£2.40. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY



  • @m0ffx said:

    @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY

     

    FTFY



  • @dtech said:

    @m0ffx said:

    @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64 € 1,71. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY

     

    FTFY

     

    FTFTFTFTFYFYFYFY



  • @j6cubic said:

    @dtech said:

    @m0ffx said:

    @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64 € 1,71. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years 3652 days.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY

     

    FTFY

     

    FTFTFTFTFYFYFYFY

     

    People are having too much fun with this. I am too. FTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFY



  • @j6cubic said:

    @dtech said:

    @m0ffx said:

    @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64 € 1,71. 2.4 AUD There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ~ ten years.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY

     

    FTFY

     

    FTFTFTFTFYFYFYFY

    Unfixed that 'FTFTFTFTFYFYFYFY ' for you. Any attempt to convert to a foreign currency is wrong since the exchange rate has changed in the intervening days :P

    TRWTF is that I spent 85.7 AUD for purchase and postage of a Weighted Companion Cube plushie...




  • @Eternal Density said:

    TRWTF is that I spent 85.7 AUD for purchase and postage of a Weighted Companion Cube plushie...
    44.1 AUD for the plushie, 39.75 AUD for SeaTac->QLD air freight shipping, 1.85 AUD import duties and currency conversion fees (GOD THAT'S CHEAP!!)... no WTF there.



  • @TwelveBaud said:

    44.1 AUD for the plushie
     

    What the fucking fuck?

    Here's a tenner. Now get me one of those cubes.



  • @Steeldragon said:

    @j6cubic said:

    @dtech said:

    @m0ffx said:

    @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64 € 1,71. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years 3652 days.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    Die
    anderen Tag mein Vater erhielt einen Scheck Scheck prüfen, in die
    E-Mail-Telefon von unserer Firma, für die geringfügigen Betrag von $
    2,40 £ 1,64 € 1,71. Es gab absolut keine Erklärung dafür, warum sie an
    diesem. Also, es war ursprünglich an eine Adresse, an die wir nicht
    zehn Jahre lang lebte 3652 Tage. Dies ist, was passiert, wenn du dich
    von Maschinen automatisch eine E-Mail!

     

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY

     

    FTFY

     

    FTFTFTFTFYFYFYFY

     

    People are having too much fun with this. I am too. FTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFY

    TTFTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFYFY



  • @m0ffx said:

    @Steeldragon said:

    @j6cubic said:

    @dtech said:

    @m0ffx said:

    @amischiefr said:

    @Eternal Density said:

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64 € 1,71. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years 3652 days.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

    Die
    anderen Tag mein Vater erhielt einen Scheck Scheck prüfen, in die
    E-Mail-Telefon von unserer Firma, für die geringfügigen Betrag von $
    2,40 £ 1,64 € 1,71. Es gab absolut keine Erklärung dafür, warum sie an
    diesem. Also, es war ursprünglich an eine Adresse, an die wir nicht
    zehn Jahre lang lebte 3652 Tage. Dies ist, was passiert, wenn du dich
    von Maschinen automatisch eine E-Mail!

    The other day my dad received a cheque check cheque
    in the mail from our phone company, for the insignificant amount of
    $2.40 £1.64 € 1,71 S$3.48. There was absolutely no explanation for why they sent this. 
    Also, it was originally sent to an address at which we have not lived
    for ten years 3652 days 315532800 seconds.  This is what happens when you let machines send mail
    automatically!

     

    FTFY

    FTFTFYFY

     

    FTFY

     

    FTFTFTFTFYFYFYFY

     

    People are having too much fun with this. I am too. FTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFY

    TTFTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFYFY

     FTFTFTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFYFY



  • @AngelSL said:

    FTFTFTFTFTFTFTFYFYFYFYFYFY

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  • I did receive a 0.10$ check by mail for terminating my Bell phone account in Canada last year.

    With each step taken to refund the 10 cents, that would have cost to the company:

    0.03$ in salary for the guy that watched the printer printing
    0.02$ for the ink used to print the check
    0.10$ for the check itself
    0.01$ administrative bank fee for making that check
    0.15$ for the envelope
    0.54$ for the pre-paid stamp
    0.02$ for the electricity used with all machinery
    0.08$ in salary for the guy who took the mail stack to the post office
    --------
    0.95$ 

    A lot of people can eat with this amount! FYFTFMD



  • @Teh said:

    FYFTFMD
    Fixed You For To Fuck My Dog?



  • @Teh said:

    0.95$ 

    A lot of people can eat with this amount!
    Especially if they enjoy eating coins.


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