Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#359 Oops! But It Wasn't a Disaster

“It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” 

A little bitty mistake

Sometimes when we make mistakes and we wish there was an immediate do over button.  If not a do over, than the ability to divvy up the blame to lessen the "duh" hit on the head, what was I thinking--kind of reaction.  Rob and I "shared" one of those moments last week and are still banging our heads against the wall wondering how it all happened.

The story goes that I was to attend an event in another city using the friendly skies to get there.  After Rob read the email and reported to me that it would take place on Sunday; he booked the flight to leave on Friday and return the following Monday (remember his over efficient self? It proved to be a little too quick on the draw--more on that later).

Perfect, I thought, as I had read over the email about time and place.  All was set for me to leave, arrangements had been made to reconfigure the home front weekend's activities I would be missing and everything was good to go.


A telephone call and a mention of "see you on Friday" stopped us in our tracks. No! No! No!  The event will be taking place not this Sunday but in FOUR WEEKS. A big gigantic Oops!  Definitely a senior moment on both our parts, however, I do think Rob needs to take a teensy bit more of the blame since he read it first and mentally put the incorrect date in my head.  

Fortunately all's well that ends well and we were able to cancel the airline tickets without a penalty,  realign our canceled weekend events and not be completely embarrassed by showing up on the wrong date.

Mini life mistakes happen and there was no harm done except allowing us a good laugh at our blunder. I do wish our children would think the same instead of giving us that look with the thought of a nursing home in our near future.

Thanks for reading #359 of 7777.

1 comment:

  1. I always thought my little brother was just a kid (certainly at heart), but it's good to see even he can have a senior moment.