Here is an email exchange sent to us from a reader, and if this doesn’t put a laugh in your belly for this Friday, nothing will.
For the last couple of months (April and May), your rent checks have been short by ten cents.
Your rent is $1,984.42, not $1,984.32.
Please issue new check for $1,984.42, and include the additional ten cents for the month of April, for a total of $1,984.52.
Upon receipt, [landlord] will return your May check of $1,984.32.
Any questions, do not hesitate to email or call me.
Please tell [the landlord] to keep the rent check (which, as always was 2 days EARLY by the way) and I am going to be super generous and give her a WHOLE quarter ($0.25) in her mailbox. That should suffice.
THANKS FOR YOUR GENEROSITY BUT JUST GIVE [landlord] 20 CENTS. And next month, please provide a CORRECT amount for the rent.
And the kicker…
[Landlord] left an envelope at my door containing 5 cents change!