Friday, January 09, 2009

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the gym this morning

A very weird thing happened this morning. I was going to the ATM and I heard a crash behind me and saw two cars had hit each other and they both sped off around the corner! They were going quite fast I thought it must be road rage incident and they were chasing each other! Then I saw some people near the corner looked like they'd been hit or something, they were on the ground, so I ran over to see if I could help. Turned out that one lady had knocked the other over when she jumped out of the cars way, she had cut her mouth but was OK. One of the cars had stopped around the corner, she'd lost control and hit the light post next to the pedestrian crossing, just missed the ladies who were standing there! So it wasn't road rage, she'd just been unable to stop. The other car had taken off!

That's not the weird thing though. After it was all over and the police and ambulance had been, I went back to the ATM, but I couldn't find my ATM card in my purse. I tried to remember whether I'd had it out when the accident happened, if I'd reached the ATM yet, whether I'd dropped it or put in my bag in the rush. I couldn't remember! I went in to the bank to ask if anyone had picked it up. I told the cashier what had happened and she asked if I'd been at the ATM and I said I couldn't remember. Then I thought about it some more and realised I HAD been at the ATM, in fact I remember pressing the button to withdraw $300! It must have been at that point that I heard the crash and then I just ran off and left my card (and possibly money) in the ATM Isn't that weird! I can't believe I did that. I know that people forget things when something stressful/shocking happens but I've never had it happen to me. It felt totally weird to not remember what I'd done. And then to realise I'd run off without my money and it not to even occur to me what I was doing. Freaked me out a bit.

(ETA: my card was in the ATM, the cashier got it out for me. They money hadn't come out because I didn't have enough in my account, luck huh!)

Anyhoo, hope you had a good Christmas and new year and all the best for 2009!


CurlyPops said...

Thank goodness it all ended ok. Imagine if you'd helped out and then found that you'd lost $300 as well!

Dawn Anderson said...

Wow! Glad it all worked out.