This Never Happens to Me…
Just a short post about my happenings of this weekend. I had plans to go back to my High School hometown to visit old friends. The plans started great. I already made reservations at a hotel so that was taken care of.
I drive a little over 200 miles to Dover, Delaware. Check in to my hotel. I had a few hours to kill so I took a nap. Woke up about an hour later. Took a shower and decided to drive around town to see what changed. I did not recognize over half the town. It changed tremendously.
It was about time to meet up with all my friends so I went to the restaurant. I arrived and only about a handful were there. So we started conversing and drinking and eating. More and more people showed up as the night went along. Everyone having a great time. It was wonderful.
Now we come to the tragic part of the early morning. Unbeknownst to me I lost my credit card somewhere. I had no idea where. This never happens to me. Me…lose my credit card. No way! I am impervious to these things.
I wake up the next morning take a shower and start on my way. First, I have to get gas. Open up my wallet…OH NO!!!…(those were not my exact words but I want to keep this clean). Where’s my credit card? PANIC ATTACK!!! PANIC ATTACK!!! I thought I was going to flip out. Okay, Frank you can do this.
Imagine…no credit card…$5 cash…need gas…only gas card is Shell and no Shell station for miles. So pretty much I was stranded. I could just start driving and see how far I get but knowing this day I would run out of gas in the middle of nowhere. So I searched my bags for anything…money…other credit card…change. Aaagghhh! Nothing. But wait I found my checkbook. I thought people don’t write checks any more. But hey let’s give it a shot.
There is a Safeway. I went in and found the customer service counter. I asked if I could cash a check. They said, “Only up to $20.” That should be enough to get me to the nearest Shell station. Woohoo! Saved by the Safeway.
I was able to get to the nearest Shell station but it was in Maryland. I don’t think I would have made it if I just started to drive at first.
I have always been prepared for these kinds of incidents. But this one just came and hit me right out of the blue. I guess I am not so impervious as I thought I was. I can attribute this to excitement, drinking, and getting old. WOW!!! What a rollercoaster ride of emotion this weekend was.