This is due to the following facts:
FACT #1: The company issuing our paychecks didn't, you know, issue our paychecks.
FACT #2: When, three days later, they finally issued the checks, all of us who usually do direct deposit got real checks.
FACT #3: The paycheck company did not tell us they were real checks, thus inspiring a panicky response from all of us until we found our checks safe and sound.
Even with my parents transferring over some money, once my rent check posted, I had a grand total of $17 in my account. But today, I am richer. And actually, not until tomorrow when the check is processed.