A couple of months ago, we received a very official looking letter from an attorney's office. It stated that the Historian was listed among the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against his former employer. Apparently they did not correctly calculate part of his severance pay when he was laid off several years ago, and he was now going to get that money--minus legal fees of course. We should expect the check to arrive in 4 to 6 weeks. We thought it would be nice to have some extra cash coming in around Christmas.
Well, we waited and waited, and I forgot about it. Then a couple of days ago, we get a certified letter containing the check. With great anticipation, the Historian opened the letter. Then I heard him laughing. Guess what we got?
A check for $0.81. Yes, $0.81. That is the net, not the gross amount. Before taxes it was $1.33. I'd better try not to spend it all in one place.