Ok so like the title says I almost just had a heart attack. I'm pretty sure that if I was older or fat and out of shape I would have had one.
Apologies in advance for the long story... I hate "wall o text"s when I see them but its really hard to tell this story with a short version. I'll try to appease the readers with this picture.
Heres the story:
So I have been doing some secret engagement ring shopping lately and got a call from the diamond lady that they had gotten some new stock in for me to come take a look at. I went it this afternoon and looked at the new stuff, one in particular. They had just gotten the diamonds in today and it was a good price for what I was lookin at.
At the end of our meeting I told her that I wasnt going to buy anything today and that I still have some more places to go check out (this was only the 4th store I had gone to). She said that she could put a down payment on the ring and diamond so that they would hold that specific one for me and not sell it to someone else. There was no requirement to purchase from this jeweler and if I find something somewhere else that they would refund me 100%.
It was only a $500 deposit to hold it so I thought "Hey why not." I gave the woman my card to charge and she goes away to run it. She comes back and hands me the receipt to sign and I look down at the card and about died... I CHARGED IT ON OUR FUCKING JOINT BANK ACCOUNT!!! The account we use to pay our rent and bills! What a fucking idiot! I started freaking out. I was losing it inside the office because this is a TOTAL SURPRISE! I've been doing such a great job keeping it a secret and I fucking blew it by charging it to our joint account... not my credit card OR either of my other two personal accounts. I cant believe what a rookie mistake that is
I called the bank and there was nothing they could do to remove the transaction. I talked to the jewelry store and had them Void the transaction. Whenever it tries to post it is supposed to just drop off the statement but until them it shows up as a $500 charge to the jewelry store. I was freaking out. Completely sure that I had blown it... I was running through a million different scenarios trying to figure out how I could get rid of it or explain it away.... Then I called my brother and his wife had the best idea ever!
I told my girl that I was shopping for her graduation present and found the perfect gift. I told her that like an idiot I had charged it to OUR account and not my own. I told her it would void out in a day or two and drop off but until then she cant look at our statement otherwise she'll be able to figure out what I got her for graduation. She agreed and I think this could work.
I was freaking out SO BAD earlier about this and legitimately having a panic attack... I bought some carne asada to throw on the grill and a 6 pack of beers so thats kind of helping now... but I'm still worried. I almost blew it and ruined everything.
So like I said earlier... if I would have been older or if I would have been a fatty I probably would have had a heart attack today.