Saturday, February 12, 2011

Supreme Dorkiness

Have you ever done something so boneheadedly stupid that you question that it was really you? Last Monday on the way to school I stopped at the ATM (at the bank located in the grocery store) to get cash for my trip this week. While on my trip I noticed that I did not have my bank card. I didn't think too much of it, but was kind of concerned that I left it visible in my car that was parked at the airport.

When I got back I looked in my car and it wasn't there. I still didn't think too much about it. Last night I looked all over my apartment for my bank card and could not find it. I took three deep breathes, decided I would look again in the morning. I looked this morning in my apartment and in the car. NO BANK CARD! I called the branch office and had a hold put on it. I inquired about the last few purchases....thankfully they were all mine. So, I ran my errands this morning. Come back home and look through the laundry again and everywhere I can think of for my bank card. No luck. I finally decide that this card is gone and there is nothing I can do about it.

I go to the branch office at the grocery store because it is still open. While talking to the teller, I let her know what happened and pointed at the ATM and said that was the last place I saw it. She says to me, "hold on one second before I cancel this card. We have a card in the back, let me check." She comes back out with my card!!! YEP, I left it in the ATM machine.

I am such a supreme dork sometimes for such an intelligent girl. I cannot believe that I left my bank card in an ATM machine!!! Especially since in order to do that, I left the machine active in my account for who knows how long. Either a really honest person noticed or it timed out.

Hmmm....what's my lesson -- SLOW DOWN, nothing is so important that you need to move that quickly through life????

1 comment:

M said...

OMG! Embarrassing, but what a relief that the bank had your card!

The first grocery store I worked in had a Bank of America ATM in the front of the store across from the checkstands. I cannot tell you how many times a day I would hear the machine loudly BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! ing, alerting the customer that they had left their card IN the ATM, and they would just continue walking away. One of us would chase the customer down and let them know that their card was still in the ATM and they would be ever so grateful. Moral of the story? It happens ALL THE TIME. Luckily most people are honest in this situation. And I don't know if it's true or not, but somewhere the rumor started that if you left your card unattended in the ATM for too long, the machine would "eat" your card and the bank dude who serviced the ATM would collect it next time he was in and deliver it to the bank. So maybe that's what happened?

But anyway... yay for getting your bank card back without any hassle and yay for no one emptying your bank account!