Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wallet Woes

I am considering having my wallet surgically implanted in my arm. I think it's the only way I can guarantee I have it when I need it. You know, like when I need to pay for something.

I never used to have a problem remembering my wallet. It was always in my purse, right where I needed it. However, with a toddler, the number of things I have in my purse has grown, and the frequency of my taking those things in and out has increased, meaning that sometimes something gets left behind. When it's my sunglasses? No problem. Tic Tacs? Still not a problem, as long as we can avoid tantrums. The wallet though, that's a problem.

You would think that after the first, or fifth time getting up to the cash register and realizing I have no way to pay I would just get in the habit of making sure my wallet is in my purse before I leave the house or enter a store. Or, maybe the fact that on several occasions it has lead to me technically shoplifting because I leave the store with Meg eating a treat we haven't yet paid for would do it instead. Yeah, I would think that too. Apparently though, I like lugging a toddler in and out of stores, wasting time rerunning errands too much, and risking being the target of dicky store security to start giving myself little reminders.

Luckily, it appears I am not the only idiot in the world. Pretty much every time I have forgotten my wallet the clerk has just put my stuff aside, and then continued the transaction when I return. Either that, or I am the only idiot in the world, and they take pity on me because I look so pathetic.

They won't pity me though once I have my awesome arm wallet though...

10 comments:

Granny Annie said...

Arm wallet is a great idea. What about credit card press on nails too?

Riot Kitty said...

My boss needs to do that with his phone. Also his wallet, keys, glasses...

BugginWord said...

I do this all the time. I need to leave a credit card in my glovebox. But then I lose my car keys.

makingmonkeysoup.com said...

Maybe some sticky notes on your steering wheel of your car would help? "Verify wallet is in purse!"

Then again, notes are pretty handy until you get used to seeing them everyday, and start ignoring them.

Arm wallet it is.

Rassles said...

Dude. I'm making arm wallets for everyone for Christmas this year, no joke.

Rassles said...

I've been working on them for a month or so.

Kelley said...

I need one of those wallet attachments, too! Maybe you could invent it really quickly before Christmas and my husband could buy it? By the way, I love the new look of your blog. New to me, anyway! :) Love the font, too.

LL Cool Joe said...

Been there, done that. I lose everything, and sometimes even when I do remember my credit card, I forge the pin number.

LL Cool Joe said...

Just like I forgot the "t"

Stopcallingmeshirley07 said...

I have done this twice in the last 30 days. I say to myself: Self? How can you keep doing this? Do you enjoy punishment, wasting gas, making a small spectacle in the busy Target store? To which I reply: Huh?