Monday, August 17, 2015

Missing Credit Card Reader

I was having a good morning at the farmers market. I managed to get my canopy set up all by myself. I got my table set up, and I was ready to settle in for the day. 


And that's when I found it, or rather, I didn't find it. My credit card reader. 

It wasn't in its little case. So, I tore my boxes apart. I went through my bag. Twice. I went out to my car and searched it. I even touched each of my items that the thing could have perhaps fallen into and hidden. 

No luck.  

It was about this time that I remembered the last thought I had before falling asleep the night before. Something about checking for my credit card reader. But I dismissed the thought, thinking that it was safely in my stuff which had already been packed in my car. I wasn't about to get up, go out to my car, and verify that the reader was where it should have been.

Sigh. 

I even asked if anyone had found it after the last market I had been to. Nope.  

There was nothing to be done about it. I beat myself up a bit, because I don't lose things. And I do have a backup reader, so it wasn't like I couldn't take a credit card.  

Not that it came to that, actually. No one has asked to use a credit card. I've offered a couple times, but everyone pays cash. 

It was a hot day. But somehow, I managed not to get sunburned. Which was a minor miracle. I was careful to put sunscreen on all the spots that I missed on previous occasions, including the back of my neck. 

I got home. Then on a hunch I went and checked that place where things get stacked until I can deal with them later. And what popped out, but my credit card reader!  

Then the memory flooded back. I hadn't put the reader back in its case in the midst of packing up from the last market. I meant to do it after arriving home, but I was so tired... 

I blame #IdiotSummer. At least I didn't have to try and acquire a new credit card reader.  

25 comments:

  1. Glad you did find it. I would have been racking my brains and searching all over until I did find it. Proud of you for remembering the sunscreen too!

    betty

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    1. It only took, what? Three sunburns.

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  2. You didn't need it after all and you found it. I'd say it all worked out.

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  3. Oh no! It's always those thoughts we have while falling asleep that are the most important. I always try to jot the thought down in a notebook I keep next to my bed.

    Glad you didn't need it after all.

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  4. I'm glad you found it! I've done plenty of things like that in an exhausted state.

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    1. I usually remember these things...

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  5. Love how nice your table looks! Glad you found the reader. Did you have a prosperous day??

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    1. Thanks. I had a couple good things happen.

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  6. I've done a few flea markets and there are a lot of things to remember to bring.
    When I have multiple items to pack to go somewhere, my mantra is "Don't forget to pack xyz." Inevitably, I always forget that one thing. I guess that's what lists are for.

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  7. I would have had that thought before falling asleep, gotten up to compulsively check, and then not been able to go to sleep afterward! But I got a credit card reader for an event I did and, sure enough, not a single person wanted to pay that way. Most people do show up with cash. Your table is adorable!

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    1. I was so close to sleep I probably would have ended up getting a second wind if I got out of bed.

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  8. Oh no. I'm glad you just misplaced it instead of it getting lost for good. And you didn't get sunburned, so that's a win :)

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  9. Your booth is wonderful, by the way! I tend to lose something two days after I placed it in a logical place. Glad yours turned up.

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  10. When I need to remember something the next day but it comes into my head as I'm going to bed I just put something really weird on top of my bag so it triggers my memory. It works! Glad to hear you didn't get burnt again!

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    1. If it was as I was going to bed, I would have looked. But I was in bed, lights off, eyes closed, moments away from falling asleep. Anything I did would have woken me up.

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  11. It can be hard not to beat yourself up for being human. (I speak, of course, from personal experience). Good for you for moving past the mistake. Great display of your handmade items, by the way. :-)

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, it was a challenge to let go of the feeling stupid.

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  12. Lately I've been misplacing a lot of items. It's making me crazy, because I am an "everything in its place" kind of gal. Ugh!

    Glad it all worked out. Now, if you could help me find my sunglasses...

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    1. Sunglasses? Yikes. That's definitely something you want to find!

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  13. Isn't it crazy how things get lost? At least I am not up to the stage where I am finding my glasses in the freezer and the tomatoes tucked under my knickers...

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    1. I'm usually so good at keeping track of things. Well, I guess I did keep track of it, only a bit later than I needed it.

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  14. I'm at the stage, either due to age or multiple sclerosis, that at least once a day I'm walking around trying to find something (keys, glasses, pills). It doesn't help that I have piles of stuff all over the place! Card readers are very small, it's no wonder you overlooked it!

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