Ok, so I fully had the intention of going a completely hilarious route with What the Heck? Wednesday this week. In fact, some of the things that went down in the past few days were real doozies! For now I’m going to have to ask everyone to please stay tuned for those stories to pop up at a later date. Because this morning’s What the Heck? moment totally has me freaking out.
I logged into my Bank of America account this morning with the intent of paying the mortgage. The balance looked a little lower than I expected, so before I hit the “pay now” button, I went in and looked at my transactions. Most of them were normal and expected, that is until I got to the charge for $765.65 from Pizazz Tuscan Grill at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore. Ok, ok, so I know what you’re thinking, and yes, you’re right. I can be kind of a lush sometimes and have been known to rack up a pretty hefty bar bill. I assure you that at this dinner, however, I only had two glasses of Pinot Grigio and a 9-inch pizza. Ok, you caught me. I had three glasses of Pinot, but that’s beside the point.
There were about 25 of us dining at Pizazz that night from the Bloggy Boot Camp crowd, and I think we all kind of knew that something was fishy when three of us, who happened to be sitting right next to each other, had our credit cards declined when trying to pay for our meals. Little Miss Shady Waitress tried to run my Mastercard first, and now that I know the amount that she was attempting to run, I’m not at all surprised that it didn’t go through because I have seriously beaten that credit card to death over the past couple years.
Since the Mastercard was declined, I made the mistake of giving her my Debit Card. That went through no problem and I signed the slip for $60 and headed upstairs to bed. If I’m adding things up correctly, I wound up spending about $820 on three wines and a pizza, and all I got was a lousy fraudulent charge. I mean, if I am going to spend that kind of dough, I at least expect someone to give me a police escort up to my room and tuck me in. What the heck?
I talked to Bank of America, and because the charge was still pending, they were able to remove it. Let’s hope that the Pizazz folks don’t try and run it again. And let’s hope that I can get to the bottom of this when I call the hotel today and hopefully save some other poor chick the agony of seeing her funds unnecessarily sucked out of her checking account.
From now on, I’m carrying cash.
What the heck?
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