If you follow this blog or have talked to me in person in the last three weeks, then you'll know about the meltdown I had over my magically busted MTA card.
Remember: the second station manager I spoke with that night said it would be a few months until I heard back from the MTA after I mailed in my refund request. When I called the MTA info line before mailing my form, they said the same thing, and that because there was a backlog in requests, it could be the end of the year before I heard a thing. In fact, Yin told me it took two months to just get $7.49 back.
But then last night, upon checking the mail, look what arrived:
Not only is this a letter from the MTA less than one month after I sent in my refund request, it's a letter dated February 12. That's less than two weeks after I mailed the request.
Inside is a letter informing me that my credit card has been refunded $108.46--so, not a new card, but still...that's (almost) a full refund! I just checked my account online, and there it is: $108.46.
I'm sorry. Did I wake up and the MTA suddenly became efficient?? (Not likely.)
I'm considering this an early birthday present from the universe.