It is no old wives tale that as we age we are more likely to make daft mistakes and get our words mixed up and forget things. Sadly with me it happens more and more frequently. Friday morning was a case in point.
Market day and Bank Holiday mean that together our Car Park gets full very early in the morning. So I came out of the house, stood on the step and realised I had the wrong set of car keys (i.e. the ones without my house keys on). Don't ask me why but my first (and only) thought was 'Oh darn it I have locked myself out.' Of course I couldn't have done this because I hadn't got a key to do it (I have one of those fancy locks where you have to lift up the door handle and then turn the key). But, certain I was locked out, I knew I could get in on my return from coffee with the girls by using the key safe.
Half way into town I realised my stupidity - I had obviously left the front door unlocked. I drove into town, got a place in the car park and then rang my son (who only lives a mile away) to ask if he could nip round and lock the front door for me.
He told me to wait in the Car Park while he did this and he would then bring the key to me. I was already half way to the cafe where we have coffee and I just couldn't face going all the way back to the car so he said he would bring it to the cafe instead. He did this, parking on a double yellow line for the minute it took him to dash in with the key. All such a rave and all because of my utter stupidity. I will not do that again but I am sure I will do something else equally stupid.
And what such incidents do of course is to gradually eat away at one's confidence. One of the reasons I try to write a post every day (yes I know, I don't always succeed) is because the routine of having to think of something to write about, having to get up, go to my laptop, write the piece, read yesterday's comments to me, read the day's posts from everyone on my side bar - it all takes time and concentrates the brain.
So let's all just hope that the next daft thing I do is not on here. If it is then I am sure you will tell me. I am sure (no names, no packdrill) there are a few of you who will tell me in no uncertain terms.