I've hearrd of high taxes, but ...
Everyone knew cigarette taxes were going up, but this seems a bit overboard.
At least that's what one New Hampshire man must think after he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars.
According to a July 15 AP story, Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number -- a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).
The now impoverished smoker then spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to fix the problem -- and remove the $15 overdraft fee. (Who knew it only cost $15 to overdraft 23 quadrillion dollars?)
The bank corrected the error the next day. Bank of America says only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.
Meanwhile, the same gas station has now put cigarettes on sale -- only $12 quadrillion a pack this week.