Saturday, March 26, 2011

PANIC



Doing to many things at the same time, while not concentrating can have really bad consequences. Why can’t I get this into my thick skull? I really have to get a grip and learn how to slow down! I lost my mother’s bank card again. It happens often that I shop for groceries with two grocery lists and two bank cards, mine and my mothers.
You see, I do all the shopping for my mother since she does not leave the house. No, we are not keeping her trapped or tied up in her room; she has just decided that any excuse to stay inside is better than exposing her handicaps to anyone else. So I stand in the check-out lane as two people, much to the dismay of those standing in line behind me. I have two grocery lists, I separate the groceries into two piles and I pay with two bank cards then I pack it all up separately. This has become pretty much of a routine that I could do in my sleep, but sometimes I get myself in a hurry, and that is when I forget things and lose things. Today was one of those days. After all the groceries were put away, I heard these words, “Siv, I need my bankcard back.” Usually I have given it back and she has just forgotten where she had put it. Sometimes I have forgotten to give it back and once I check my coat pocket and it is not there, it is then that the panic sets in. Frantically I start the search and all sorts of things run through my mind. Did I lose it? Did I forget it at the store? In a panic I start thinking about calling the bank and cancelling the card.
Today this happened for the first time with others present.  I hate sharing this routine with others. As it happens, my son and father in-law are visiting this week-end so they could help with laying down the heating cables on the floor of our new addition. In secret I panic and search, trying not to let on that something is wrong. I search my pockets and because of the hole in my pockets, I search the lining of my coat. I go out to the car and look under the seats, I check the grocery bags, I check all over in my room hoping that it had fallen out of a pocket. Then it happens. My ever so thirsty son goes into the refrigerator and I hear him yelling out, “Mom, what’s this bank card doing in the fridge?” So much for secrets. Now I can get on with the business of making lunch and hoping that I can get them to eat the left over fish balls we had for dinner the other night. Another panic attack settles in, so I decide to lock myself in my room, put on my headphones and listen to some music first.

18 comments:

aimee said...

Oh my I would freak out if I lost my bank card or somebody elses. I'm glad your mother's bank card was found. :) Have a great weekend!

April said...

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Katie of Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

Oh no! Glad you found the card. Embarrassingly enough, I do this with my own bank card all the time...and I don't even have two to keep up with!

I misplaced my cell phone in the fridge the other night. I'm learning to look there first when something goes missing :)

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Kitty Kay said...

I have done that many times. The strangest place the missing card was found was under the floor mat in my car. Not a clue how it got there. new follower.

Mrs. Tuna said...

My problem is I have three bank cards all from the same bank and can't tell the difference. Did I pay that from the joint account, my own or the one I have with my sister? Ughhhhh, I can't be overdrawn, I still have checks left.

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Michelle said...

Funny story. I know probably not funny to you! But, i can relate. We've all done that kind of stuff. Thanks for sharing!
Michelle
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Craziness abounds said...

Holy crap! I do this stuff all the time. I leave my entire wallet in the grocery cart at the store. On my anniversary the other day I left my phone at the restaurant and got halfway home before I realized it. lol I don't get embarrassed anymore because unfortunatly I have faced the fact that this is who I am. haha

doreen said...

Thank you for stopping by and following...we have much in common. I take care of elderly folks during the day and I get so harried I am always losing things. I know the bank card panic...it is so scary.

Craziness abounds said...

just saw that you featured my blog. =thanks lady what a nice thing to do. Im not savy enough to do this but I bet our mutual friend elisa could tell me. Shes my life save with computers. Thanks again. Your a rock star.

Martha (MM) said...

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Finger Click Saver said...

Hello...Bank Cards and I have issues...we certainly aren't best of friends once they come out of their home :-(. I so sympathize w/your experience! Anyway, new follower from weekend blog hop.
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1 Funky Woman said...

I have so done that a time or two. I've even left it in the atm machine a few times also. Thank God it just gets sucked in and then the bank has it but yes a full on panic!

So did the boys tell your mother?

Megan

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