OK - I admit I am pretty forgetful lately but what gets me is how I can not only be forgetful but so dumb!!
Today I played golf and parked across the street from the clubhouse and the first tee. In order to save time, I got all my stuff together including my credit card to pay for the round and walked over with my clubs and cart. I paid for the round and put my credit card in my pocket. Fast forward 6 hours. That's a reasonable forgetfulness time isn't it?
I ordered a movie from redbox online and used the credit card that is on file with them, which is the same one I used this morning. Larry and I went to Wegmans and did some shopping and then went to the redbox machine in the store to pick up the movie. I pulled out my wallet to get my credit card but it wasn't there. Oh, oh, what did I do with it? I mentally retraced my steps of when I used it last and remembered that it was this morning and that I put it in my pocket. I checked my pockets and it wasn't there. If it wasn't in my pockets where would it be? I probably put it in the little bag that hangs from my golf bag. That's where I put my keys and cell phone and probably forgot to take it out.
After getting home and unloading the car I went to get the card out of the little bag - NOT THERE!!
I checked every single pocket in the golf bag. I wouldn't put it in with the golf balls but I looked anyway, not there. It wouldn't be in with the tees but I looked anyway - not there. Not in any of the other compartments either. I looked in my pockets again. Both side pockets and the ones on the sides of the capris (like cargo pants pockets) - still not there.
I went back in the house and looked one more time through my purse and dumped everything out not thinking it would be there since I had left my purse in the car before going to pay for golf.
My next steps were:
1) Call the golf course to see if anyone turned in the credit card - NO.
2) Call the credit card company and tell them I lost my card
3) Contact Redbox and tell them my tale of woe - they couldn't cancel the order but they did send me a credit.
We decided to bypass the movie for tonight and get it another time but how I could have lost the card still boggled my mind. I went back out into the garage to check the car one more time. Maybe I pulled it out with my phone and left it on the passenger seat where I knew I originally put my phone after taking it out of the cart pouch. It was a hopeless move since Larry sat in that seat on the way to Wegmans.
My brain started working double time. How could I have lost the card? I remember rationalizing which pocket to put it in after I paid my fee and as I walked back into the house my hand reached behind me and as I walked into the house I announced, "I found my credit card!"
Back pockets - how could I have forgotten they existed. Losing it!
Now I have to wait for the new card to arrive and update all my accounts that use it :(