I'm worried about having a secondary infection since I've been having sore throats, runny nose and being tired, despite taking a steady dose of my allergy meds. Unfortunately, it was past time to go to the grocery store. We were out of bread, fruit, eggs,tuna, yogurt, peanut butter, just everything except canned soups. So off I waddled to the store.
I was tired so I knew I wouldn't shop long. Besides, my nearest Kroger goes to self-serve check-out after 10 p.m. except when a couple of employees are there. Neither one of them were working tonight, so I was hurrying.
I checked out, took my debit card and it was declined. I have much more in my account, so we tried again. Still didn't work. I looked at the card and saw it was my WalMart card instead of my bank card. I hadn't put my Kroger cards or debit card back in my wallet after buying gas last Sunday. I checked my pockets by patting to see if the cards were there, then went out to the car. I frequently put items on my console. Not there. Or under the seats, nor in the back seat. I drove home, looked quickly and made my son come with me to use his card.
Very tired and frustrated by now, I started to use my brain. I was wearing the same sweater and pants I'd worn Sunday. I put my hand in my pocket and out came my cards. They weren't in the bottom of the pocket, but in the almost ready to fall out space. Hobbling into the store as quickly as I could move, I got there before my son had paid for the groceries.
Another lesson I keep being taught again and again. I know I should have stopped after buying gas and placed my cards back in their proper slots. I was too concerned about making space for the others who were waiting. I know I should check to make sure my credit card and Kroger card are in my purse before leaving for the store. I know I should thoroughly check my pockets when searching for something. Maybe the stress, extra trip, inconvenience to my son, and lost discount will finally nail the lesson into my head. This old dog needs to learn a new trick.