I use my Visa Check Card a lot.
Well, not a lot. But when I buy something, I use it.
Gosh, I don't remember the last time I wrote a check. Not even sure where the checkbook is. Or the checks, at least. I know where the check register is.
It's real convenient to use. The commercials about using it are a little silly at times, but I've been on the Visa Check Card bandwagon for years.
The Wife, too.
Anyway, I stopped by Walgreen's yesterday for some mouth wash. Ended up buying a couple of other things. Always do.
Including eyeglasses wipes.
For my eyeglasses.
Those, I can spend my Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for. Mouth wash, not the case.
Plus, I bought some candy, and other items for around the house.
So, when I went to pay for my stuff, I ran through two transactions. One for the FSA purchases, one for standard purchases.
When I was done, the cashier handed me all my receipts. Or tried to. I was putting my card in my wallet, or my wallet in my pocket, and failed to properly secure them. They slipped to the counter top.
And, I gathered them up, folded them -- without looking -- and put them in my back pocket. That's where I put Check Card receipts during the day, for entry into the check register at night.
Everything was all well and good, until I pulled the receipts out when I got home. I always just put them on the desk next to the computer that we use for online banking.
The Wife looked at them last night ... and had a question.
"What's this receipt for condoms?" she inquired.
"What?" I asked, surprised.
"Yeah, a cash receipt for condoms."
I paused for a second. "Let me see that."
She handed it over.
Sure enough, it was a receipt for three items, including a box of 12 Trojan condoms.
"Not mine," I said. And they weren't.
"They damn sure ain't mine," she said.
Hmmm, I thought. What in the world?
"Look, there's the receipt for the eyeglass wipes, and there's the receipt for the mouth wash and candy," I said.
"And there's your box of rubbers," she said.
"Must have been the person in front of me left their receipt," I began.
"OH! Yeah. Uh-huh."
I just looked.
"Let me see those," I asked.
She handed the receipt back to me.
"Oh, look. Trojan dry. Those are the red ones. I don't buy rubbers in the red package," I smiled.
No, that didn't help.
So, if you ever accidentally pick up an extra receipt from Walgreen's, and it happens to be a receipt ... cash receipt ... for a box of rubbers, I got no advice for you.
Other than make sure your will is in order. You just might need it.