Monday, 11 October 2021

Sometimes I wonder.....

Is it just me?  Is  it the onset of "old age"?  Or does everyone have blips?

It is my birthday on Hallowe.en  and my God daughter and her husband have arranged to come and see me one day during the week.   Lovely thought I, clicking on to my Tesco account and choosing a delivery date and beginning to write out my order.   So far, so good.   I have only done this as my method of shopping more or less ever since they 'invented' on line shopping and delivery - and now, of course, it is the only way I can shop as I am not mobile any longer.

Well I got through to the end of the order, put in the details, chose a delivery date and clicked off only to discover when I came to write it on the calendar that it was set to arrive at the precise moment that friends T and S who luckily have more or less the same scheduled time as me will be calling to collect me for my flu jab (I had my covid booster last week).

So I go back to square one and read  the small (very  small) print telling me what to do if I want to change my order time (in no more than 200 letters). In the end after clicking in endless wrong places I cancelled the whole thing (whether by accident or design I shall never know).

Then I started again - first choosing a more convenient date and time, then rewriting out my order (I had done it the first time out of my head with no list so I had to do the same again), hoping I have got everything I need.

If something vital is missing from Mary Berry's Absolute Favourite Sausage and Potato Supper then we will cross that bridge when we come to it.

See you tomorrow.

 

 

26 comments:

Melinda from Ontario said...

Oh, I have plenty of "blips". I retired from teaching in 2020 and the part I've enjoyed most about my new life is that I now have fewer events to keep organized. The shorter my list of things to do, the lower my risk of blips. By the way, I found online grocery shopping very unnerving the first few times I used it. I'm in love with it now though! Walking up and down grocery isles has never held any appeal for me.

JayCee said...

Well now, the Sausage and Potato Supper sounds very tempting. I shall look up Mary Berry's recipe.

Marcia LaRue said...

Oh, Pat ... The brain blips do come with age! They can be quite frustrating!
I still walk the aisles of the grocery stores for a bit of exercise!

Granny Sue said...

Oh yes, I think we have them, at any age. I called to cancel some tests today, only to find there were none scheduled. I would swear I had something for Oct. 11 but there were none. Ah me.

Sandi said...

I don't think it's age! 😂

CharlotteP said...

Oh yes...everyone has blips...and you coped with this one better than many would have!

gz said...

You are not alone! It happens to all ages.

Ellen D. said...

It's computers, Pat, not age!

Jean said...

If it's you, then it's definitely me as well. I used to joke that we were in trouble if we got to the top of the stairs and not only couldn't remember what we went for but couldn't remember whether we were on the way up or on the way down. Now that that moment is getting ever nearer it doesn't seem so funny any more!
That sausage and potato supper is a firm favourite of this house, delicious!

Susan said...

Do you remember the old adage, "if things can go wrong, they do go wrong?" This is true at any age. In my experience, there are no exceptions for age. Enjoy and never lose your sense of humor...

Helen said...

You have a wonderful way of describing those blips. I have them too. Have a lovely week!

Angela said...

I'm still feeling stupid for paying the credit card bill via online banking and adding an extra zero. Thousands not hundreds of pounds left the account. Fortunately the bank alerted us to our sudden HUGE overdraft and we were able to sort it. But I did feel very silly. My OH was very forgiving and said its easy to make a typo...

The Weaver of Grass said...

I Angela that has made me feel a lot better.
Thanks for the support

busybusybeejay said...

Do you use the Favourites and Usual boxes on the Tesco website.Reminds you of things you normally have and speeds things up no end.

Heather said...

Fear not - I dare say most of us have done something similar. Certainly I have, especially if it has anything to do with computers. I had to alter the time of an appointment only the other day, because I had double booked myself with something else.

Mary said...

Oh yes, I'm in the 'blip class' too - and my hubby even moreso. . . .he is a few years older than me!!!
I've never order groceries online even during these trying times - scared I'd mess up and end up with a crazy assortment of food!

Chris said...

Still shopping in person as I like to see the produce before I buy, and look for bargains. However, I know I am lucky to be able to get out to the store on my own.

Tasker Dunham said...

I manage to double book myself at least once every few months. Don't know how seeing I don't do much anyway. Last time it was flu jab and holiday.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I suppose we should all feel better if we all do it. Thanks for boosting my failing brain power.

Joanne Noragon said...

Well then, best wishes on a superb delivery. I have a similar situation coming up with my first meals on wheels delivery this coming Monday.

Cro Magnon said...

I have never bought food online, nor have I had a takeaway delivered to the house. I can't see myself doing it, as I enjoy the decision making process; which Cabbage, size of Chops, ripeness of Bananas, etc. However, having a Chinese brought direct to the house does sound very appealing.

thelma said...

Shopping online has become the new norm now. It is good for the very heavy things like sacks of potatoes but not so good when you can't find favourites. Morrison down the road has been a bit scant on its provisions of late. Blips happen to everyone, we just forget easily I think.

Sherry said...

At 63, I'm doing blips more and more. I do order on line for some things, haven't gotten to fresh food. I like seeing it and touching it. I worked at walmart 27 yrs, and know it is best to pick out your own. Lol. Have a great week and remember we all have blips, even younger ones..

The Weaver of Grass said...

My son gave me words of comfort when he told me he double booked an order and found it impossible to change and had to start again.

Thanks everyone

Jules said...

I suspect it's probably less to do with age and more to do with the complications of online food shopping. X

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you Jules - you have all of you combined to make me feel better about it.