Over the past few months Squidge has been rehearsing her little satin ballet clad feet off for a show her dance school was putting on. Squidge has been attending this school since she was 3 1/2 and loves it. She goes every Saturday morning and does ballet and tap. I love it because I never did this sort of thing as a kid and I’m living vicariously through my daughter. What?
Week before last the secretary asked us if we planned on attending the show. We told her yes we were and that we had purchased tickets a few weeks ago. It was at this point that she informs us that they don’t have any record of us purchasing tickets. I checked my check book and gave her the number and the amount I wrote the check for. This wasn’t enough for her. Fair enough I told her I’d get something from the bank. Our bank can’t give us a copy of the check, we have to order that, but they could give us a print out with the amount, check number and confirmation that it had been cashed. I went to the secretary and showed her the paperwork. This is when she politely in not so many words told me I could maybe possibly be lying to her. I could have written that check out to B&Q for all she knew. Here is where I have an issue with her comment.
1. Odd that I would write a check for the same amount around the same time I would have needed to write her a check.
2. who the effin’ hell writes checks to B&Q? Does B&Q even accept checks any more?? Other than small indie businesses who takes checks?
3. What kind of people does she think we are? I have paid her on time EVERY term for the past 2 years. We have NEVER needed a second reminder.
Wal thinks I’m being too sensitive. That she’s just trying to balance her books. She doesn’t have a record of it and would like a copy of the check. To this I say OK fair enough. You need a copy of the check for your records. What I find offensive is the suggestion that we are making it up. That we didn’t in fact write the check and the reason she needs a copy if because she never makes mistakes and if she doesn’t have a record that we paid it must be something we did.
This afternoon this arrived in the post.
Made out to exactly who I said I’d made it out to, for the exact amount I said, for the correct number of tickets we purchased. On Saturday I really really appreciated her joke about our contraband tickets. Told in a loud voice in a public place. I especially loved all the curious looks everyone gave us.
So tell me am I being unreasonable for feeling like this? Is it my “american” coming out?