Friday, April 1, 2011

Crossing the line on friendship

Updated the day after April 1st, 2011 - Why yes, this was my half-hearted attempt at an April Fool's missive for 2011. Not a lot of folks here in town were suckered in, but more than one from afar fell for it. Heh. I suck.

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you've probably seen a few... well let's just call them odd updates from me from time to time. OK, sure. Most of my updates are odd, but these tend to be rather out of character.

You see, Jeff Moriarty and I work together during the day. And our office computers are literally a few feet a part. We started this game sometime ago where if one of us leaves our computer unattended, the other is almost obligated to hijack Twitter or Facebook for a raunchy post or two. It's all in good fun.

Or rather, it was.

I once gain left my computer unattended for a while yesterday, and Jeff proceeded to do what he does. There's no use in looking for the evidence. I followed my normal procedure and deleted the offending update from both Facebook and Twitter. This time, however, I wish I didn't.

Here's where it gets a little uncomfortable. I happened to be doing a little online banking on that computer. I don't worry about that too much since the bank times the session out after just a few minutes of inactivity. But Jeff is a swooper and manages to get on the computer literally seconds after I walk away. So while he was doing what he was doing, the online banking window was still open.

And when I check my accounts this morning, I see that $500 has been transferred to an account I don't recognize.


Funny? Not so much. I'm still shaking a little as I write this, as I'm not exactly sure how I'll address the situation. I'm pissed, puzzled and seriously thinking of pressing charges. The fun, is over.

I really find the whole thing hard to believe. And to think that it happened today... of all days. It's really unbelievable.

Don't let this happen to you. Don't let things get out of hand. Always lock your computer. Oh, and check your calendar.

1 comment:

  1. Well, with a name like Moriarty it was bound to happen, right? Just be thankful his name isn't Madoff. :P


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