My DD called at lunchtime. Her keys were locked in her car at work and she needed me to unlock her car. The school where she works is on the way to DS's school (I drive him to and from), so this should not have been a big problem. But she needed her car moved because it was in the bus lane hours before I had to pick up DS. The problem here is that both of their schools are a haul from home and cost me a lot of gas. I was running on fumes as it was and had figured I had just enough to get me to DS and home again before payday Friday. An added round-trip to help DD meant putting an extra $5 of gas in the car.
So I gambled. An auto-deduct payment was scheduled to go out that day, but I knew from experience that it often takes a couple days for that to happen. So I put the extra gas in the car and crossed my fingers.
Yesterday when I checked my account, I found out that I had lost. That little bit had sent me into overdraft and earned me a lovely $35 fee. It just makes me so mad. Mad at the bank that they can make this kind of return. Mad at myself that I'm in this position to begin with.
I cannot wait for the day when a simple trip to help my daughter won't cause such turmoil!