Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The curious case of the missing credit card.

It was a lazy weekend. Kiddo and I woke up late and by the time we finished our routines it was closer to noon than to morning.  The hubby was not home. He is an early riser. Yes even on weekends :-O. Even that early bird which catches the worm stretches a bit on weekends. Sigh so much for me whose idea of weekend or any holiday for that matter is just sleep.

I placed myself comfy on the couch and the toddler got busy dismantling the toys he was recently gifted with. That’s when my phone rang . It was him.

“Hello?” I said.

“Where did YOU misplace my credit card !!!??”

I've been asked this question each and every single day of my existence with him that I get worried if he doesn't ;-) Honestly, this question and all the exclamations which translated itself into high frequency emergency tones did not even bother me. Because ever since I've known him, when something went missing, it was always ‘Where did YOU keep it…” .It is never “Do you remember seeing my credit card somewhere” or “Can you help me search this” or “Where did my credit card go I wonder” or anything in that category. It is always ’Where did YOU MISPLACE my credit card’ with an emphasis on YOU and MISPLACE.  Because he thinks my favorite hobby is to misplace things. Especially credit cards and other valuables.  

I continued, “I don’t know. Where are you? ”

“What do you mean you don’t know?”

“Where are you? ”

“At the supermarket! My Credit card ! I used it yesterday at the …oh yes! Go check in the car dashboard… NOW!! And call me back.”

*SLAM*

I got up slowly…really slowly, picked up the toddler and pressed the lift buttons and went to the basement.  I walked towards the usual parking slot and did not find the car there. And then I realized. 


The phone rang again.

“Did you go to the basement? Did you search in the car dashboard or not?”

“Dint you go to the supermarket in that car?”  I almost yelled. 

Silence.

“Hello?’ 

“Okay I will check from here” he softly said, and hung up. You will not believe the sudden transformation in the tone of speech :D

P.S: Of course I sounded intelligent when he came home and said that I knew that the car was not here. I did not mention the part where I carried the toddler to the basement to search for it.

For those who are curious to know whether he found it finally, yes. It was safely sitting in one of the 6757325 pockets of the cargo trouser he was wearing at that time.


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    1. hee hee :D I think I already told you this, when we met in May :-)

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  2. Hahaha you are one funny family!

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    1. :D Not just funny. Weird, forgetful and absent minded also !

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  3. OMG!! Husbands! why are they all alike?
    When I read "Go check in the car dashboard" I was wondering if he walked to the supermarket :)
    Seena

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    1. Oh Seena I dint have the common sense to think like that...else I would have saved myself a trip to the basement !

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  4. Mine is the same. I find it adorable :)

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    1. Hehe Cool ...I dont find it adorable or irritating...actually I dont feel anything at all :D

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  5. Hehehe... I was thinking the same thing that your hubby might have taken his car along.. :P Thank god for Cargos! (Sarcasm intended)

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    1. Huh wish I had the common sense you have...It would've saved me from a trip to the basement !

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  6. LMAO!! Treasure these funny incidents to laugh it off 30 years down the lane! ;)

    And yes, I did think your hubby must have taken the car and then I thought no, may be it was a weekend, so he went for a long walk. :D

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    1. Wow so its just me who dint even think about it !! :D God how absent minded can I be?

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  7. How is it, all women end up becoming item-finders for their husbands and kids? I sense a deep conspiracy behind this.

    Have you ever tried calling up your husband at office and asking him where he's misplaced your credit card?

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    1. Husband and kids actually treat me like their manual search engine. No conspiracy or anything, it is an inbuilt feature.
      Na.. I should try that :D

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  8. hahahaha I love reading your posts..CARGOOOO pockets!! :D

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