Today I went to withdraw a careful $40 to cover acupuncture and transit in the next two days, tapped the ATM screen's 'show balances' to see how much I actually have left, and blinked at the astronomical figure displayed. Printed out 'recent transactions' and there, from Can Govt, was a deposit of $887. Am delighted with my riches, natch, but clearly my riches are going to have to pay for a hearing aid in very short order.
(My accountant is very soft-voiced but I don't normally mishear him this badly. As for the south London barista at my local and his bare thread of sound: him I have to read lips for.)