Friday, June 19, 2009
I think my fiance was pretty shocked seeing me walking down the busy street after he'd dropped me off at the train station earlier that morning. See, I knew that my monthly pass was expired but my ever so clever self went: "it's ok, I've got my debit card!"
Then I got my head pulled out of my bum and realized that no, my debit card is NOT here, I had to order a new one because the old one disappeared into the ether, and the new one ISN'T HERE YET.
I began to panic. The next stop was the last Santa Fe stop. The ticket agent wouldn't be by until we got out of town towards Bernalillo. Would they let me stay on? Or would they kick me off in Bernalillo? Faced with that uncertainty I kicked myself off the train after having ridden a whopping mile. I owe the Rail Runner a dollar.
I decided not to risk going all the way to Albuquerque because they have every right to kick me off for inability to pay. It is far better for me to be stuck walking around Santa Fe than Bernalillo because a) I live in Santa Fe and b) I don't think my bank has a branch in Bernalillo.
As I was trudging down the road towards my house my fiance honks and pulls over. He's understandably confused. I tell him what's up and he is sympathetic. I tell him to go on his way to work since I will just go to the bank on my way to the train station later today. As I continue on my way I realize what I can blame this all on:
I slept in and didn't get my morning workout.
Therefore, the universe conspired to make me forget that I didn't have any cash or cards to pay with and I was forced to walk 2.5 miles back home.
....Ok, ok. It's not the universe conspiring against me, it's just me being a dork.
On the bright side: I saw pretty flowers, got fresh air and sunshine, got a morning workout, and had a lot of time to ponder a thought that occurred to me: "the only way we can get by in this world is through the kindness of others."