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."
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