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This story sounds like something Franz Kafka would write if he was alive in the 21st century. However, it really happened to Reddit user Lentesta.
A little while ago, he got a letter from his former apartment manager, saying he still owes them $0.02. So the man saved up the money and dropped by to repay the debt in person, showing his deep remorse and willingness to repent.
However, the apartment manager obviously thought that the damage he had caused was too big to be forgiven so soon, and wanted to prolong his suffering; they refused to take cash for the bill.
Being a programmer, Lentesta devised a new plan in his quest for absolution, and when everything was said and done, he even told the subreddit ‘Malicious Compliance’ about it too. Continue scrolling to see what he wrote.
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
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"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
Image credits: Ryutaro Tsukata (not the actual photo)
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
Image credits: lentesta
With debt cancellation, you’re no longer on the hook for the canceled amount and don’t have to worry about the lender coming after you in the future. But sometimes, troubles don’t end there. You may need to report the canceled amount as income on your tax return.
This is because the IRS considers most forms of forgiven, canceled, or settled debt as income for tax purposes. But it is not so petty and doesn’t go after every cent. It is only when the amount of your canceled debt is more than $600 and it’s considered taxable that the lender is required to send you a 1099-C form, which includes the canceled amount that you’ll need to report.
However, if your forgiven debt is less than $600, you might not get a 1099-C, but you’ll still need to report it on your tax return. I wonder if Lentesta knew about this.
While most canceled debts are considered taxable, there are a few exceptions to the rule. If you end up in a situation that fits one of these categories, you might still need to report the debt, but it won’t be counted toward your gross income:
Which is quite relevant information when you consider that as of September 2022, US consumer debt is at $16.5 trillion, with the average American debt among consumers at $96,371.
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
"Oh God, We Made A Mistake": Apartment Manager Begs This Programmer To Stop Their Malicious Compliance
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Years back kept getting a bill for $0.00. Some fraction of a penny ona spreadsheet somewhere; over roughly a year must’ve cost them many x more just in postage. When they started sending delinquent notices and threatening to send it to collections, I finally wrote and sent in a check for zero dollars and zero cents. Seemed to solve it; never got another notice.
This happens more often than you might expect and is usually due to uncorrected rounding error. It often happens when interest calculation is involved, and the person who writes the software is careless. You may have had a balance like $0.0003 which did not show up on the bill, but to the billing program met the criterion of “if Balance > $0 send bill.”
Many years ago I worked for a factory. Don’y remember the exact circumstance. Got paid weekly. Went into work one morning. Clock in, had to be on a monday, few minutes later clock out. Must have not work rest of the week. The following week got a?check for something like 32 cents. Maybe 28 cents. Don’t remember the exact amount. Thought it was funny. Still end up cashing the check. Pretty sure cost them more to process the check and send it out then what it was the amount came to.
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When I paid the last installment of my student loan I thought that was it. Nope, got a bill for 1 cent. Called the bank, told them I was serious about my transferring a single cent, and did it. Next month, got a bill for 1 cent. So I called the agency that processed it, and the lady said I had to get out of the automated system and have a real person take it. The lowest denomination we had at the time was 5 cents, so I put a copy of the bill with 5 cents sellotaped to it in an envelope and mailed it. Next month I got a letter to confirm my loans were fully paid off. I sometimes joke that I paid off the last installment of my student loan 600%.
Years back kept getting a bill for $0.00. Some fraction of a penny ona spreadsheet somewhere; over roughly a year must’ve cost them many x more just in postage. When they started sending delinquent notices and threatening to send it to collections, I finally wrote and sent in a check for zero dollars and zero cents. Seemed to solve it; never got another notice.
This happens more often than you might expect and is usually due to uncorrected rounding error. It often happens when interest calculation is involved, and the person who writes the software is careless. You may have had a balance like $0.0003 which did not show up on the bill, but to the billing program met the criterion of “if Balance > $0 send bill.”
Many years ago I worked for a factory. Don’y remember the exact circumstance. Got paid weekly. Went into work one morning. Clock in, had to be on a monday, few minutes later clock out. Must have not work rest of the week. The following week got a?check for something like 32 cents. Maybe 28 cents. Don’t remember the exact amount. Thought it was funny. Still end up cashing the check. Pretty sure cost them more to process the check and send it out then what it was the amount came to.
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I am making $90 an hour working from home. I never imagined that it was honest to goodness yet my closest companion is earning $16,000 a month by working on a laptop, that was truly astounding for me, she prescribed for me to attempt it simply. Everybody must try this job now by just using this website.. www.Profit97.com
When I paid the last installment of my student loan I thought that was it. Nope, got a bill for 1 cent. Called the bank, told them I was serious about my transferring a single cent, and did it. Next month, got a bill for 1 cent. So I called the agency that processed it, and the lady said I had to get out of the automated system and have a real person take it. The lowest denomination we had at the time was 5 cents, so I put a copy of the bill with 5 cents sellotaped to it in an envelope and mailed it. Next month I got a letter to confirm my loans were fully paid off. I sometimes joke that I paid off the last installment of my student loan 600%.
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