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My Largest Check Ever


I was very surprised to receive such a large check in the mail a couple of days ago. Thanks to Brian Gilbert for following through on his word and sending me the money he owed plus interest…

It’s too bad the bank said there were not sufficient funds in the account.

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Comments (20)

    Anthony Hanner

    Now Elliot…that is no Shoemoney check…but you should keep it on your home page anyway…:)

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    gary dell

    Ha. I have $2.84 check from the government in a frame in my living room. It is very colorful and pretty and worth way more than $2.84 to me.

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:15 pm



    February 25th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Oscar Correa

    OH MY GOD, that is the funniest thing ever! Its totally something that Brian (or Charlotte) would do! I agree with Anthony, you should keep it up on your home page.

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:31 pm


    You should take it to the bank just to see if they would take it.

    Of course Bank of America never would b/c they suck at everything, but any other bank might.

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:48 pm


    Matbe you can put it towards a new hat πŸ˜‰

    February 25th, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Brian Gilbert

    Just so everyone is aware of how truly generous I am, the memo field says “I doubled the amount owed to cover late fees”. πŸ™‚

    That is a big check!

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Brian Gilbert

    BTW, I need to shuffle some funds around. The check should be good on Monday.

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:18 pm


    It would be great to see employees’ faces if you took that to the bank πŸ˜€

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:18 pm


    Because I wanted to make sure Brian could cover his debt to Elliot, I was willing to sacrifice my date night meal of Taco Bell to make sure he got paid…

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      Elliot Silver

      If anyone has the opportunity to do business with the Gilberts, Charlie is the person with whom you want to deal. She’ll bust your chops like it’s nobody’s business, but she’s the brains behind the operation… and she can drink Brian under the table.

      February 25th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Brian Gilbert

    “sheÒ€ℒs the brains behind the operation”…..hence the insufficient funds. If I ran the accounts, the check would’ve cleared. πŸ™‚

    February 25th, 2011 at 1:35 pm


    This post made my day! Thank you Brian for your sense of humor and thank you Elliot for sharing it with the world. You guys are too much!

    February 25th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Tia Wood

    Elliot: it’s time to shave. πŸ˜€

    February 25th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Patricia Kaehler

    What did you buy with that ??
    ~Patricia – DomainBELL

    February 25th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    James Tuplin

    Typical Brian and Charlie πŸ˜‰

    Thats why everyone loves you guys so much. Elliot, dont spend it all at once. They may send you another one!

    February 26th, 2011 at 1:40 am


    I say frame it, it may have a value when it gets old as an antique πŸ˜€

    February 26th, 2011 at 10:43 am


    I bet you the paper and ink only cost more than $3.84 πŸ™‚

    February 26th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Richard St Cyr

    Hi Elliot,

    That looks like my social security check but it is a little more
    than the government can send me right now.

    Good Luck with that Social Security I am booking a room at the soup kitchen.


    February 26th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Joseph Slabaugh

    I got a check from Yahoo last year, and the funny part about it is that they mailed me a check for …$0.00! I took a picture and posted it on facebook for a chuckle!.

    February 27th, 2011 at 12:28 am

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