My last post was about how ridiculously high the taxes on cigarettes have gotten, and how it is going to get worse. Well, I have to say that it has apparently gotten a lot worse than I thought, a lot sooner than I thought! The following is from Yahoo! Odd News:
Wed Jul 15, 9:11 am ET
MANCHESTER, N.H. – A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.
Josh Muszynski (Moo-SIN’-ski) checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).
Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.
The bank corrected the error the next day.
Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com
See? I told you!!! 😉