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:

NH Man Charged 23 Quadrillion Dollars for Smokes

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,

See?  I told you!!! 😉

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