Agent*: Hi A, this is Agent. I'm so sorry, but I told the lady at the front desk that you had to leave your security deposit check with us today.
Agent: Yeah, the owners said if they're going to hold it until August 1 that they want the check in-hand today.
Me: Ok, well I can give you my debit card.
Agent: Well, no...
Me: Credit card?
Agent: No, we need a check.
Me: We're already on our way back to Atlanta. Can't you charge my card and cut them a check?
Agent: No, they require a check from you to them.
Me: So we have to drive back.
Agent: Yes. I am so sorry.
It cost us an hour, but we chose to think of it as securing us a home. If we don't get the home after that, I'm sending them a bill for gas...
*NOTE: This wasn't our original agent, but the one assigned to process our application. Uggggh.