Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2008.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

$125 in the morning

Posted 9 October 2008 in life

After opening an account at Chase a few weeks back, I received a mass mailing from same. "$100 if you open a new Chase account!" So I headed to Chase and asked if it would be possible to grandfather my account in as a new account with the $100 offer. Sure enough so! they said, and twenty minutes later I walked out with some extra money coming to my account.

Similarly, I returned a Marlok key to Northwestern's EECS department in order to collect the deposit I made on the key in 2004 or 2005. They don't even use Marloks to that lab anymore, but after receiving a form with my four-years-old handwriting from one office and turning it in at another, I should be getting a $25 check in the mail very soon.

I hope my afternoon is so productive.