Sunday, January 23, 2022

One Card, Ten Thankfuls

Look who almost didn't make the TToT this weekend! I had a good reason, and if you watched the Bills v Chiefs game this evening, you would understand. My heart rate still hasn't returned to normal, but the Chiefs win in overtime sure made for the cherry on top of a terrific game.

This week, my TToT is devoted to one big thankful, broken down into ten parts:

I lost my debit card last weekend. Or I THOUGHT I lost it. It had been in my coat pocket after getting some gas, and when I went to put it away, it was gone. I searched the car, my purse, called the gas station, nothing. Fortunately, I can turn the card "off" with my bank app, which I did, and the last transaction was mine at the gas station. I planned to go to the bank first thing Tuesday morning and get a new card.

Lost debit card, part 2: I didn't tell my husband I lost the card, because then he would start haranguing me for being careless with it. (For the record, I will admit I am somewhat cavalier with it, but I'm not careless.) He texted me a photo of my debit card on Tuesday morning with the angry emoji. Said he found it on the driveway - whew!

Lost debit card, part 3: We had been at the lake house for the weekend, and I couldn't spend any money, which is probably a good thing, even though I'm not really a shopper.

Lost debit card, part 4: I had gone to the bank on Tuesday morning before work, because the Google said the bank lobby opened at 7:30 a.m. This is not true. It opens at 8:30, so I had to go on to work with no card. That turned out to be fortuitous, since my husband found the card on the driveway.

Lost debit card, part 5: I figured out that the card must have fallen out of my pocket when I took my coat off and tossed it in the back seat of the car before we left for the lake house. It skipped under the car, or I would have seen it lying there. It landed jelly side down, so it wasn't obvious what it was to anyone who passed by.

Lost debit card, part 6: It snowed while we were gone, further hiding the card from anyone who may have passed by.

Lost debit card, part 7: We really don't have passers-by in our neighborhood. A lot of our neighbors walk dogs or just walk, but they don't wander up driveways for no reason, so the card was reasonably safe where it had landed.

Lost debit card, part 8: When we pulled in the driveway Monday evening, I looked along the edge of the driveway (snow was melted by then) for the card and didn't see it anywhere, so, unknown to me, it spent its last night in the wild safely covered by my Sequoia.

Lost debit card, part 9: It is possible I may have driven over the card, as it has some, well, texture that it didn't have before it went AWOL, but after I re-activated the card from the bank app and used it at the grocery store, it worked like a champ in the card reader.

Lost debit card, part 10: The whole lost card debacle has made me a better caretaker of the card, putting it back after each use (most of the time, unless it's in my pocket...). 

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1 comment:

  1. Been there (lost a card and had a team that likes to leave it to the last minute to win), had those near-heart-attacks.

    What else are pockets for?