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Firefighter Wards Off Something Other Than Fire?

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Many of us amidst the coronavirus have been fortunate and very lucky. And on the other hand, some not so lucky. I'm referring to getting sick or even more critical, departing from the world entirely. 

However, on the flip side of the coin, others have desperately grappled with not being able to pay the bills on time due to financial strains from being laid off and losing their jobs, which generates other various kinds of anxieties.

On a more positive note, other people are busy at home taking a more proactive stance, like trying to catch up with their housework, lawn work, or just attempting to obtain a stable job working out of their homes during the quarantine. 

Furthermore, others have to proceed to work because other people's lives depend on it. Charles Calvin, a volunteer firefighter in New Chicago, Indiana, is one example. You see, Charles Calvin deems himself very poor but honest. Additionally, Charles regards himself very lucky, but sometimes not so lucky. Let me further illustrate to you what transpired on this poor, lucky, unfortunate, honest citizen:

Over the weekend, Charles ran to the ATM to find out if he received the $1,700 stimulus check, sent out by the federal government, to help those struggling with the coronavirus – however, he could not believe his eyes when he reviewed his account balance. 

"I went to the ATM, at the Family Express and made one withdrawal of $200 from my account. When I looked at the available balance still left in my account,’ he told WGN-TV." 

Calvin noticed that he did, in fact, receive his $1,700, but his account now read $8.2 million.

‘It kind of sucks. You go from being a millionaire one second, then back to being broke again. But, once you’re poor, you don’t have anywhere else to go but up,’ he said, adding that he does not know if the error was made by his bank or the federal government. It gives you pause and makes you think about what’s going on. Is this some sort of clerical error or whatnot? They should be on top of it," he said.

The abnormal deposits come, as a huge number of Americans are getting checks beginning at $1,200 to adapt to the coronavirus emergency's stranglehold on the economy.