I only have one credit card.
And the limit on it is about $12.
I don’t even own an ATM card.
Because I suck that bad at keeping track of withdrawals.
So when I go to the grocery store, I pay in cash, or I write a check.
Yesterday I stopped at the store on my way home from the gym.
When I got all my crap unloaded onto the conveyor belt, I realized I had no money in my wallet.
My husband had gotten me some cash at the bank, but I forgot to get it from him before I left the house.
And I didn’t have the checkbook.
There was already someone behind me with half of his crap unloaded from his cart.
And he didn’t look very happy.
I weighed my options, took a gamble, and pulled out the credit card.
I had just used it for something online, so I didn’t know what the balance was.
I swiped the card, crossed my fingers, started to sweat, and waited and waited,
Sometimes you hear a cashier who is really discreet in this situation.
She feels bad for that person.
She’ll kind of whisper, “It’s coming up as… declined. Do you want to try another card?”
But not this chick.
She might as well have whipped out a bullhorn.
“DECLINED. IT SAYS DECLINED. YOUR CARD WAS DECLINED.”
Now the guy behind me really didn’t look too happy.
My face was on fire.
Before she could yell out, “Hey everyone, look at this fucking loser over here with the declined credit card!!!”I started rifling through my purse in search of some other form of payment.
But I knew there wasn’t one in there.
“Um, I forgot my money at home…
Can I go get it really quickly?”
The girl was maybe 20 years old.
She stood there looking at me with disapproval.
I felt about this big.
Minus the smile.
That shit is okay when you are 23.
But when you are 43?
Yeah. Not so much.
So I could use a little pick me up.
Like getting into the Top 25 in this Circle of Mom’s Funny Mom Blog contest.
And today I’m going to flat out beg.
See this button?
Please click on it.
And then scroll down and vote for Not Your Average Mom. As of this morning I am Number 41.
Then do the same thing on your phone.
And your laptop.
Because you know what happens WHEN I get into the Top 25?
I get to put this image
on my blog.
Except it won’t say vote for me on it.
It will just say Top 25 Funny Mom Blog.
And then I won’t feel like a complete failure.
You know, like I did at Shoprite yesterday.
But there’s more.
If I get into the Top 25, then Circle of Moms puts me on their top 25 list.
And they publish it.
And 6 million people will read that.
That’s a lot.
It’s not gonna get me an American Express Black card, but it’s a start.
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