Today at lunch I visited an ATM and wandered off without taking my cash with me.
I realised what I’d done about 10 minutes later, went back and of course the cash was not in evidence. It is a fairly heavily trafficked area, so this was not unexpected.
This is the first time I’ve done anything remotely like this and it’s pretty disconcerting.
Afterward I called the bank because apparently the cash is sucked back into the machine if untouched for x period of time. If this did happen, the amount should magic itself back into my account by morning – but I’m not holding out the slightest hope of that!
I’m now considering this as a $60 fee for a quite big lesson in being more present (per my 2019 intentions).
Also, what the hell? Is this an old age thing? Maybe it really is a medical condition!
(and then I forget to hit “publish”)