This Happened

Warning: Falling Asleep on Your Keyboard Might Result in a $300 M. Bank Transfer

This could happen to any of us.
German nap pod. (Photo: Flickr)

German nap pod. (Photo: Flickr)

If Five Hour Energy is looking to expand into the German market, we’ve found its new spokesman. An exhausted bank employee zonked out on his keyboard and accidentally transferred nearly $300 million more into an account than he was supposed to.

Adding to the slapstick, a colleague didn’t catch the mistake, either, and verified the order. France 24 recounts this apparently plausible error:

The Hessen labour court heard that the man was supposed to transfer just 62.40 euros from a bank account belonging to a retiree, but instead “fell asleep for an instant, while pushing onto the number 2 key on the keyboard” — making it a huge 222,222,222.22 euro order.

The bank quickly corrected its error and the court ruled that he should be reinstated in his job.

Perhaps a startup with equipped with nap pods is more attuned to this employee’s worth ethic?

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