Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Seriously - I couldn't make this stuff up.

Today I decided that I would run a quick lunchtime errand, to get my brakes checked on the car. So driving over there I notice that my cell phone is dead. Well, I am waiting to see what the verdict is on my grinding brakes and they come in about 15 minutes later, call my name and tell me that I need new pads and roters on the front. Sweet. And it will be two hours...

Ok, I need to get back into work, problem is I haven't made any previous arrangements to be picked up, I don't have a cell phone and I don't have any cash (buses don't take credit cards do they?). Side note here I have only ridden the city bus once - and that is because it causes panic attacks - I never know if I am going to pull the cord at the right moment etc etc.

So I head into a Walgreen's and ask if I can write a check for over the amount of my purchase, and the guy looks at me like I am living in 1980 (who writes checks and for OVER the amount?). He tells me the only way to get cash is to use a debit card - well I would happily do that except I have been waiting over 20 days to get my new debit card in the mail because the previous one was compromised (are you getting the part where I just couldn't make this stuff up?). Some days I should really think a situation through before heading out on my "quick lunch-time" errands.

6 comments:

Lace said...

You're leaving me hanging??????! What happened? Did you get your brakes fixed? The suspense is killing me!

lesliewentz said...

LOL!!! That sounds like something that would happen to me! Hopefully it all got worked out!

marci helen said...

disaster!! funny story though...well just cause it didn't happen to me!

altagirl said...

I did end up getting then fixed. I went into a coffee shop and they let me write it for over so that I could ride the bus which is a WHOLE nother story :-)

marci helen said...

well then story us up gal!!!

Kim said...

Momma said ther'd be days like this. I hate days like this.