Massive Brain Fart!

  1. OK, I've known for some time that my short-term memory is NOT what it was before I hit perimenopause, but today's performance was so ridiculous that I actually thought about calling in at work:

    My first mistake was to write down the wrong account number on my withdrawal slip at the bank. Now, I've had this same account number for some 15 years, and I know that number only slightly better than my birthdate and my social security number....so what did I do but transpose two of the numbers and thus confuse the hell out of the teller, who couldn't pull up my account. I then corrected it, and thought nothing more of it until I tried to withdraw $350 in cash and a $500 cashier's check, whereupon the teller said, "Ma'am, I'm afraid there isn't enough money in the account to do this".

    Me: "Why not? How much is in there, anyway?" (I have direct deposit, and was anticipating my paycheck which I knew was well over what I wanted to draw out.

    Teller: "Uh....six cents."

    Me: "SIX CENTS??! Didn't my paycheck get deposited today?"

    Teller: "I don't see anything, other than the deposit you made on Saturday."

    Me (beginning to panic, thinking someone's taken money out of the account without me knowing about it): "I have direct deposit, I know the holiday slows things down, but I ALWAYS get paid on the 7th and the 22nd........this IS the 7th, isn't it?"

    Teller (utterly deadpan): "No, ma'am, it's the 6th."

    Me: (shocked): "You've gotta be kidding me!"

    Teller (unamused): "No, ma'am, it IS the 6th."

    Me: :imbar

    13-year-old son (whom I suddenly notice is actually hiding under the counter): "Oh, gawd, Mom.........."

    Me: "Oh, sh*t" :uhoh21: (slinking sheepishly out of the bank) "I guess I'll be back tomorrow, then"

    Teller: "I guess you will."

    Stupid trick number three: I was so embarrassed that I got distracted, and I tried to start the car without the ignition key to the endless amusement of both the 13-year-old and the 15-year-old, neither of whom could wait to report this latest episode of maternal dementia at home. In the meantime, I was thinking OMG, if I'm this bad now, what am I gonna be like at WORK??!!

    Fortunately, it all turned out OK, and I didn't have any trouble at work. But I do think I'll drive across town tomorrow and use the bank's OTHER branch...... :imbar
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  2. 81 Comments

  3. by   leslie :-D
    what did you just say?????


















  4. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Lol, Marla. Thanks for the smile!

    Hope your week gets better and better!
  5. by   dianah
    That's "Phart," dahling . . . And I'm afraid I CAN relate, all too well . . .
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    And you know, when I started to tell this story, I had to ask my 13 YO what my first screw-up had been.......I'd already forgotten it....... :imbar
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    How often have I heard an honest clerk call, "Maam, don't forget your change."?
  8. by   abundantjoy07
    i needed a good smile (laugh...sorrybut it did make me laugh) ....no one is perfect...so, when you look back this will be one of those "do you remember when?" moments.
  9. by   Tweety
    :hatparty: :chuckle
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    OH (((((((((((Marla))))))))))) I do these sort of things all the time....doesn't it just kill ya??? LOLOL
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    I see you're only 31, Kim........just wait till you're MY age!

    Glad it's not just me, though.
  12. by   prmenrs
    Well, yesterday, I decided to run a load of clothes, started the washer filling, added detergent and forgot to add the clothes that were right in front of the door of the laundry room--I had to step over them on my way out of the laundry.
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from prmenrs
    Well, yesterday, I decided to run a load of clothes, started the washer filling, added detergent and forgot to add the clothes that were right in front of the door of the laundry room--I had to step over them on my way out of the laundry.
    I've done that. Also put the clothes in and left the lid up . . . clothes don't spin if the lid is up.

    So glad to know this is normal.

    I've gone in to work at 2:45 a.m. a few times only to find out I'm not scheduled to work. Coffee, shower, dressed and driven to work . . .how to fall asleep when you get back home?

    :chuckle steph
  14. by   RNIAM
    How about putting the coffee pot in the fridge, a full cup of coffee in the cupboard and taking an empty coffee cup into the living room! 39 and holding!

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