I went food shopping yesterday (not a ‘big shop’, just ‘to get some bits’): I had my bank card and my keys; that’s all I needed so all was fine and dandy. Little did I know it would lead to my worst shopping nightmare; one I always dread happening to me.
The woman at the checkout scans my items and tells me the price (£22 odd food shopping fact fans). I take out my bank card and immediately my brain shouts at me:
“I CAN’T REMEMBER YOUR PIN NUMBER. HAHAHA. DICKHEAD! BAHAHAHAAAAaaaaa. Let’s see you get out of this one!”
I punched 4 numbers into the thing. Incorrect.
My brain just wasn’t working. couldn’t remember my PIN. I tried to remember the shape I make as I press numbers. I knew it was 2 numbers on the right and 2 on the left (narrowed it down for me there brain. Well done).
Again, “Incorrect PIN”. Bollocks.
“Errr, I’ve forgot my PIN number” I told the woman at the till as the 2 people behind me just stared at me like I was a simple. She too, looked and smiled at me as if I’d just been let out on day release and told me to try again. I tried again and failed.
With no cash in my wallet and no other cards to use my shopping nightmare had come true: taking goods to the till but not being able to pay for them.
My cheeks went a brighter shade of red than that time, as a 12 year old, I stole a keyring from the Butlins souvenir shop as a dare (I’m still convinced I’ll get caught for that soon).
Remember a couple of years ago you could still sign for stuff with your debit card? They’ve knocked that on the head now too. Bastards.
So having no cash or other cards to pay for my shopping, fuming at this modern technology lark and my own feeble mind, I had to go home empty handed.
Therefore last nights dinner comprised of beans. Just beans. Other food stuffs and bread they could’ve accompanied was sat at the till mocking me.
Half an hour after I got home I heard the ‘PING’ noise inside my head and remembered my PIN number. By this point it was too late, my brain was still laughing at me and I could only dream of having some milk to make a cup of tea.
The onset of old age has finally kicked in kids. Bring it on!