Almost 2 1/2 years ago on 3/17/2009, I wrote Chicago Public Radio a check for $50. Why? Because they asked me for money. They said they needed it. This American Life was having a fund drive, and I like the radio show. Really like it. So, I wrote them a check with some of the $$$ from my disability check. Yep.
And now, this is where it gets weird. They refused to cash the check. Why? You tell me. For the next 6 months, I tried to find out, in vane, why Chicago Public Radio so desperately needed money, just not from me. I tried emailing them. Nada. Vista de nada to be exact. So, after a year I credited the $50 back to my account, and realized Chicago Public Radio might need money, but they don’t want it from me. So be it.
Then, last week on 7/25/2011, someone endorsed that check as 1545019 MM 10 and took it to Bank of America in Chicago, and B of A accepted it. It ran through B of A and the $50 got jerked out of my bank account. I’m sorry, Chicago Public Radio, if you don’t want my $$$ when I write you the check, after 2 1/2 years, you are no longer welcome to it. I filed a claim.