I also grew up in a dessert-every-night house, and I remember being literally SHOCKED the first time I had dinner at a friend's where dessert was not served. I actually thought her parents were weird and evil for a long time. It's only now, eating my lunch dessert (a rice krispy treat from Sbux) that I think...hey, maybe a parenting win on their part? I definitely struggle to not eat dessert after every meal.
I would also suggest that there may be other stuff going on with your coworker that you're not privy to. I worked with a guy for 2 years and thought he was really great and working really hard, and come to find out later he's mostly watching ESPN videos in his office and taking credit for things that were already done. I think his direct supervisors knew what was up (they eventually canned him), but in the meantime, I thought he was working as hard as me, and would have thought he deserved the same bonus.
I have done this too-! I discovered my passport was missing after having moved and having planned a trip for less than a week after the move (not smart). Drove to the office in Detroit (nearest to my then-home city of Cincinnati) in the wee hours in the morning, waiting to get a call to see if they could give me an appointment. And they did! Despite there being LITERALLY no one else there (and me being able to see through the reflection in the glass that at least one employee was playing solitaire), that step took 4 hours. BUT I got a passport about an hour later, and made my flight to Mexico. Thanks, government! No, really!
@wearitcounts it's less the interest than the fact that accounts are only insured up to $250,000. It's just insane to have that much money in a single account.