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This last month I had written out my rent check and was going to drop it off on my way home from work. Well of course as always I forget everything after work other than going home, eating and going to bed.
I woke up the next morning and after I was up and getting ready I remembered that I had forgotten to drop off my check! I hate being a space cadet but it happens all the time.
Anyway I wrote out a 2nd check knowing that I was late and put that in my envelope which I took and dropped off that morning.
During the next week I saw my rent check go through my bank, but I didn't see the 2nd late fee check.
Today when I got my mail there was an envelope from my Landlord, which comes every month with my receipt from the previous month. Included in my envelope was the 2nd check with VOID written on it along with a note that said I was only a day late and they didn't feel right to take the late fee.
I'm so grateful to them in showing me compassion. I don't know if it'd be any different had I left the check out just hoping they wouldn't come hunt me down for it. But I felt good with myself by being honest and having put it in there to begin with.