Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Everyone knows what Starbucks is and most have at least tried it once, except for me and Rich. Friday was a night for firsts. Richard and I have joked about Starbucks for years. It's always some sort of joke when we pass one because neither one of us drink coffee. Well, we decided to make a stop on the way home from Knoxville Friday night. We had dinner out, which was an experience and not because of the kids. I'll get to that in a bit. We were like little kids checking out the menu to pick something out and then...we made our order. TWO HOT CHOCOLATES. They were delicious and now I see why everyone goes to Starbucks. They go for two hot chocolates for $6 and some change. Would I go back? Of course. I love hot chocolate!

Back to dinner and another first. I went to pay for dinner with my check card (that I had trouble with earlier in the evening at a store) and the manager comes to our table and says "mam could you please come with me? I need you to step around the corner." I looked at Rich and he just shrugged his shoulder and looked puzzled. I proceeded by getting up from the table and walking around the corner to talk to this manager. He leaned over and told me that he had to take my card and destroy it. I couldn't believe it. Didn't he know I was in Knoxville and hadn't went to Target yet? What was I to do? Luckily, I had a little cash on me which is very unusual. My check card is all I ever use. I'm anticipating the day that coke machines will take a check card. The manager continued to apologize and I assured him it was fine. As I'm walking back to the table it is starting to make a little since. That was the third time I had had trouble with my card in the past few days. Then it hit me. I am starting to recall a letter I had received from the bank that informed me that they would be issuing me a new card and to be expecting it in the mail due to security issues that had occurred recently. I'm in the car riding home getting mad at the bank for not warning me that my card wouldn't be usable after a certain date. So, as soon as I walk in the door I am hunting the letter and it PLAINLY said to not use it after a certain date. Should have read the entire letter when I got it. Just another proud moment to go in the book. I have had some good excuses for some of my proudest moments like pregnancy, stress, sickness, etc. No excuses today!

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