Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Those days you really wish someone stole your wallet

Me: Excuse me. Has anyone turned in a black wristlet and purple phone?
Clerk: Did you lose your wallet?
Me: I had it on the top of my car while I loaded my groceries and when I looked up it was gone.
Clerk: Are you sure you had it on top of your car?
Me: Yes, I put it there to free my hands. I distinctly remember it. Then I closed the door. And it was gone.
Clerk: Did you check your car thoroughly?
Me: Ofcourse I did!! I checked the trunk, my diaper bag, everything!
Clerk: Maybe you can double check, just to absolutely rule it out.
Me: No. I distinctly remember putting it on the roof of my car and now its not there.
Clerk: Yeah well, you wouldn't believe how often people come here saying they lost their wallet but they never even brought it to the store with them.
Me: WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?! I HAD MY WALLET. I BOUGHT GROCERIES WITH MY WALLET. I'VE LOOKED EVERYWHERE FOR MY WALLET. MY WALLET IS GONE.
Clerk: Okay. Sorry. Fill out your information, if we find it we'll call you.

Forty minutes later after scouring the aisles, parking lot, and under the bottom of my car, I get in and on the bottom of the passenger seat? My wallet, and phone.

I take some comfort in the memory of a moment years ago when I insisted to mall security that I knew I parked my car by Dillard's and yes I am quite sure and no I didn't forget and park elsewhere how rude and why aren't you filing a stolen car report the perps might be in Alabama by now only to pull up in the mall security golf cart to the Macy's- and see my car. Yes, my memory sucks-- but it appears to be a constant thing staying steadily bad over time. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this on a [sadly] regular basis.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL

iamstacey said...

I've accused my husband of taking my keys - which were haning in the front door ALL NIGHT. Or of moving my sunglasses, which are actually ON my head. *sigh*

Julia Munroe Martin said...

Oh dear -- yes this kind of thing does happen to me [sadly] a lot. Such a funny interaction with the clerk! :D I know....easy for me, but it was!

Anonymous said...

LOL.:) Pixie

Sprogblogger said...

I lose my sunglasses on my head ALL THE TIME.

Kamille Elahi said...

Lol! That must have been awkward. At least your wallet was safe though, looking on the bright side.

I did that with a piece of coursework once. When I realised I never handed it in, I got a fail mark.

Aisha said...

:) Anon and Pixie!

Stacey, Susan, I am the most guilty of shuttering about in panic for glasses on my head or keys in my pocket, lol. thanks for relating!

Kamille, for sure I am very glad I didnt lose it, just felt embarassed to be wrong when I first saw it lol. Thanks for relating though sorry to hear about a bad grade!

Julia, thanks as always for your awesome comments :) Glad you can relate!

cheryllookingforward said...

I had everyone in my mom's group (about 50 women) go through their purses because I thought someone else had picked them up on accident. I found the keys about 10 minutes later in my purse. I felt like the biggest jerk ever!

Aisha said...

Cheryl, so you know EXACTLY how I feel-- you almost wish the keys weren't there, lol!!! Thanks for sharing!

kmina said...

Nope, it's just you. :-p
There, I bet you feel better now, don't you? :-)))
Thanks for the laugh.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

Nope you're not alone. It took me 40 minutes to find my keys this morning after they fell behind a bookshelf where I usually keep them. To make matters worse I was subsequently lectured all day about having a set place to keep track of them better. What a day!

Aisha said...

Kmina, well then. Hm. lol :)

Roadblocks-- ughhhhh getting lectured at is the WORST! :(

Jamila said...

Oh... man! Stuff like this happens to me all the time. I can never remember where I parked the car, it's so embarrassing. I chalk it up to "mommy brain".

mystic said...

Welcome to club!

Aisha said...

Jamila, I've been this way well before mommyhood! lol :)

Mystic- oh I'm a long time member, in fact I'm the president, vice president, and treasurer of the club, lol ;)

mezba said...

Did you go back and tell the clerk this? :-)

YM said...

probably what mommyhood does to you! makes you forgetful cause you have so many other things on mind!

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