Lest you think I have it all together…

 

I try very hard to always be open and 100% honest so in the interest of full disclosure, I’m going to share something that happened to me this week.

 

I stopped off at the shopping centre on the way home from gym to buy some vegetables.

On my way out I searched my handbag for my parking ticket and couldn’t find it.

I went all the way back to the car to look in the boot (trunk) and the front section – nothing.

I wanted to retrace my steps all through the store to look for that ticket (OCD?) but I had a client coaching call and didn’t have time to waste so there was nothing else to do but pay the fine.

R25!!!!

(that’s $3,60)

Parking would have been free since I was in and out within 15 minutes.

I absolutely hate wasting money, especially on something like a parking ticket.

So that’s my confession.

On the bright side, that was the first parking ticket I’ve ever lost so it’s not like I’m this disorganised all the time, but still…

 

Anything you need to confess? :) Do you ever lose parking tickets?

 

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Comments

  1. I love that you are completely honest and real.
    I once lost a parking ticket. I had to pay R50. Don’t you think that R50 is a rip off? I never lost a parking ticket again because I trained myself to put the ticket directly into my purse.
    The same thing happened to my husband. He refused to pay it and made a scene. And they let him go. Sometimes I wish that I could be a drama queen like that!

  2. LOL

    I do think R50 is a rip off!

    Julia, I don’t mind paying for parking (especially after paying R64 for an hour when we were in Europe 3 years ago) but I hate, hate, HATE wasting money for “nothing”.

  3. LOL Julia! I hate wasting money like that too! I’ve taken the habit to say out loud where I’m putting the ticket, even if I’m alone in the car, and usually (unless there’s a car right behind me) I do it as soon as possible, even before I find a parking space. Verbalizing things help me remember them!