How much do you need transactions?

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The most famous example about the use of transactions is the money transfer scenario. As money is shifted from one account to the other, we want to ensure that no money goes poof or made up of whole cloth.

I just logged in to the bank to pay the taxes. It is a boring process that mostly consist of checking a box in a transfer filled by the accounting department. Today there was much excitement. The transfer failed.

That was strange.

I got an error that the money transfers failed and that I should process the order again later.  I checked my balance and the money is deducted from my account.

I’m trying to decide if I should shrug it off and just make sure that the money was sent in a couple of days or if I should call someone at the bank and offer them consulting services about how to build transactional systems.