Add bigger fangs and more hissing and this is how I feel

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We came home today and found a letter on our door stating that we were in default for not paying our rent for June. Shocked, we ran in and double checked our ING joint account. Sure enough, the payment was sent out on May 24, 2008. We purposely pay it early to avoid possible late fees.

We went to the rental office immediately afterward to give them the print out with the bank’s date and confirmation number. The property manager said it wasn’t enough and we needed to get the paperwork done by Friday.

We called ING to see if they could do something. The check hasn’t been cashed yet, but it was sent out in May. We’re hoping the copy of the check will get to the office in time.

I’m just so pissed that we got a letter and were expected to contact management that night or face penalties. Most people in our complex work and don’t get off until 5pm or so. The office closes at 6pm sharp. I didn’t like the attitude of the manager and I have a feeling that it is their fault.

This was on top of a bad day I’m having at work. Any advice on how to handle this? Has anyone been through this before?