I am watching Good Morning America this morning and there is this piece about unclaimed money. This is abandoned money in banks, unclaimed checks from local, state and federal governments, etc. I am thinking to myself how can you lose money? How cannot you not know? You have to be some kind of dummy. I am smug in my convictions.
Later in the day I am reading the local paper, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. They have this four page spread titled "Connecting people with unclaimed assets". I have seen this type of announcement before. I peruse the names and holy smoke there is my name - Conrad Allen. I guess you can imagine that this name is not like John Smith. It has to be me. I am delirious with anticipation. I will probably be able to retire to a Caribbean island or sail the seven seas.
I excitedly go to the state's website and fill out the necessary information for the state to proceed with my claim. The icon indicates that my claim is $100+. That is all that I know. My anticipation for future fortune grows with each passing minute.