I swear I am losing my mind-it's got to be age related, because I was never like this before. It's a scary thing, forgetting where I put stuff, only to find it in front of me a few minutes later or just plain forgetting what the heck I was going to do next and sitting at my desk or standing in whatever room I happen to be in at the time, wracking my brain for answers.
Today, I decided to head for the local Dollar Tree and Family Dollar to stock up on paper plates, cups, kleenex-the usual stuff. Family Dollar is all fine and good, paid cash and got the heck out while the getting was good. Had my list with me for Dollar Tree, but once I get in there find much more stuff than what was on my list. No problem, I think, I have my wallet and credit cards with me. Wrong!
I get to the checkout, and begin unloading all my purchases while I look frantically in my purse for my wallet. Finally, a light bulb goes off somewhere up in my cranium... AHA! I left it on the bed, when I took it out earlier to clean it out. By then I am glancing at the cash I had on hand and nervously asking the clerk what the total was up to...
All of a sudden, I reach in another pocket of my purse, looking for more cash and out falls my debit card. WHY it was not in my wallet, I don't know-but I am VERY glad that I have it in hand at the moment. Of course, I had to pay some cash and pay some on the debit card, but luckily walked out of the store without embarassing myself further. Then, I remember the REASON I took the wallet out of my purse---because I was looking for my missing debit card!
Please tell me I am not the only one who does this-has something like this ever happened to you?
UPDATE: thanks for all the comments, I know I am not alone in this after all. Would you believe that mom called me a few days later and asked me if I had forgotten my dad's birthday? Guess what day it was? Yup, the 25th! Time to get the belated bday card and a few lotto scratch tix and he will be happy! Where WAS my mind that day?