I didn’t have idea what to write on here this week; then today happened. So I sold a card on Ebay; well redemption code. I was all set to send the code to the seller, but then I couldn’t find the card.
Timeline of thinking I lost a card that I sold:
12:45 Look where card has been in my mind for past 10 days. It isn’t there. No big deal, there are 2 other places it could be.
12:55 Oh crap, not in those places. Time to look in other places.
1:15 Not anywhere else, so I go back and check the original 3 places over and over again. Did I mention that all of this is confined to my office area, only a 10 foot radius? Time to sort through files. My body starts overheating from adrenaline. Start praying.
1:30 Who am I kidding? I know it isn’t in the files. I think it got thrown away. I go to my car anyway to look. I just put a stack of cards in there to donate and that stack was too close for comfort from where the sold card was in my mind.
1:45 Not in the car. I go back up to desk area and start cleaning the only area it could be in. I guess this is a good side effect. Another prayer; I am a religious person to begin but this is overkill.
2:05 I send a panicked message to buyer. I am super embarrassed and my conscience is getting the best of me. This sold for a buck plus; and I don’t want him to think that I am having reservations. I don’t want him thinking that I used the code for myself. If I was in the same situation, I would be annoyed and think the seller dicked me on purpose. My thinking: maybe if I send this message it will lead to me finding it immediately.
2:15 Did it fall behind my bed? More cleaning. Keep praying.
2:25 Check pockets and dirty laundry. Nope.
2:30 Kids come home so I can’t focus on stressing about the card.
3:50 I sit at my desk, to work on paper work. I decide to go through a stack of cards in box, that I am on the fence about selling. I didn’t go through the stack because I don’t recall touching it in this short year – the reason why I never went through it in the first place. The last card is what I was looking for. It was in the area that I was searching all along.