My iPhone has a great GPS and since I’m directionally challenged, I use it a lot. Sometimes it sends me on a wild goose chase, but usually it’s right on.
So I set it in the cup holder of the rental car where I could easily see it and hear it. Once before, I’d walked out and forgot it there, so the small voice said, “This is not a good idea.”
But I also knew that if I set it in my lap I was likely to forget it and when I got out of the car it would likely fall to the ground and break, so I said, ” Oh, no, I’ll just make a point of remembering it.”
Got to the Springfield Airport just fine. Turned the car in. Guess what?
But it was early Saturday morning, and no one was in any of the car rental booths.
I left a note with my name and address and explaining the problem in the key drop box , where I’d earlier dropped the keys, which meant I couldn’t get back into the car.
So when I got home, I called the Avis counter at the airport. See, I couldn’t call before, because I didn’t have my iPhone. The nice man said he had it, but I would have to call Monday and talk to someone then.
Monday was a holiday, and I didn’t think they’d be there and I kind of forgot it. Know what I mean? Tuesday I was swamped. Wednesday I was at work and couldn’t make a call. So my dear sainted wife made the call for me.
The Avis guy was not very nice and not very helpful, but he said she’d have to call Fed Express. Could the guy have told me that on Saturday? The Fed Express lady was not very nice and not very helpful. She insisted that we open a Fed Express account. Finally my wife got it arranged. $45 for shipping, $9 for picking it up, and $9 for something else.
You can do the math.
Supposed to be here tomorrow, Friday. Supposed to.
You’d think that Avis, the big company who I’ve paid a lot for rentals, could have just generously shipped it.
You’d think that, wouldn’t you?
You’d think by now I would’ve learned to listen to the small voice, wouldn’t you?
ADHD Strategy O the Day:
Listen to the small voice. It knows better than you do.
Question O the Day:
Is losing your iPhone worse if you have ADHD? Yes, I know it’s more likely, but is it worse?
Additional Plaint O the Day:
They said it would be here Friday. Today is Saturday. Do you think it’s here yet?