April 29, 2013

Well That Was a Disaster

I would like to apologize to anyone who had to stand behind me in line at the store today. One half of it was my fault, the other half was computer error, but I apologize for all of it anyway.

Have you ever had one of those "I should just go back to bed and start the day over because what is happening" kind of days? Because I did today.

I was on my lunch break so I decided to get stuff so I wouldn't have to do it after work. I didn't need much so I wandered around for a bit after I grabbed what I needed. After waiting in line for what felt like forever behind an old lady who argued over the price of shoe laces, I finally could check out. Much to my horror I discovered that my debit card was no longer in my wallet nor was the cash I got out of the ATM the night before. I am awesome, I left both of those very necessary things in my coat pocket... that was hanging in my house.

Embarrassed, I apologized and had her set the stuff aside for me and got out of line. I was going to just leave, but then my husband called and during that call reminded me that people still use checkbooks. I completely forgot about the checkbook... so I had to get back in line again behind another old lady who couldn't decided what kind of cigarettes she wanted.

By the time she brought up my stuff again I had my check ready to go. Then only thing left to do was sign the electronic thingy but when I went to sign it... it died. Then I had to wait for it to reboot. After 5 minutes the lady working the register was like, "I'll just have you sign the actual slip!" Why was that not an option when it first died?!

The lesson here is to not get behind me at the store because apparently I'm as bad as an old lady. I am not proud of this.


  1. Isn't it funny how we forget about using an actual "check", nowadays? Sorry for your bad day, hon! Love you!

    1. It's OK, could have been worse! And yes, I completely forgot checks were still a thing... debit cards are just so much more convenient! :)