Miss reading!Have you ever miss read a written text, a story, a letter, a note? I have…… Loads of times if I’m honest, and after a few separate things happening to me this week, I am starting to think that I do this way more often than I imagine!
So firstly I got the message from school to tell me about after school activities for the coming term! I read about football at lunchtime for the infants! I thought perfect he can now join in. But I did think to myself that they were potentially very brave getting ‘X’ amount of 7 years and under, ready for a half an hour football session during the lunch period! I should have realised to be honest but I didn’t! I asked my little boy, and yes he wants to take part, so I sign him up and pay.
Yesterday, after already reading the email around 4 times (randomly) I just checked again, and it’s not lunchtime! It’s after school!!!!
We can’t do it as swimming is at 4pm on a Thursday! Off I go to the school office to admit that I!
A) Can’t read very well.
B) I am not fully aware. Or
C) Not got a clue! 🙈 (Not good!)
Now if that was bad! The next thing that I did this week was got really mad at my bank! As my wages go into my bank during the middle of the month, it’s really hard trying to organise all direct debits which go out at the start of the month so I have incurred a couple of charges! Anyway, I wrote a complaints email to the bank who were dealing with it! Everyday after work I had a voicemail and missed call from them trying to call me about my complaint! (Don’t have phone on me in work!)
It was so frustrating that I couldn’t ring them back as it was from a private number! So I checked my account online and saw that a total of £108 had gone out of my bank and it said charge! I couldn’t understand why as I had only messed up like three months ago! So why on earth have I got another bank charge!
Anyhow understandably I couldn’t believe it, so I got straight onto the complaints department AGAIN and wrote an email to the nature of me being very upset, annoyed, frustrated and please call me after 4pm as I am in work! There job done! 👍💪
Fast forward a couple of days and 4:15pm ‘ish’ I get a call from a lovely lady in the complaints department! We go through the regular security questions and all that jazz! Then she reads me my complaint letter back! 😂😂🙈 I think that I got the point across that I was upset and annoyed! I stopped counting on the 7th time I had used annoyed! About 10 upsets, and many other terms to express my disappointment! (No swearing! May I add!)
Seriously though I couldn’t stop laughing and had to move the phone away from my ear on many occasions! (I hope she didn’t hear me nearly snorting down the phone trying to contain myself!)
Nothing like this normally makes me act this way but for some reason the unfairness of bank charges drove me potty! 🙈 I was surprised actually that I had ‘gone off on one!’ (Maybe it’s all this blog writing!🙊)
She was lovely to be fair and we discussed all points (obviously not my anger issues 😂😫)
So at the end of the call I had £20 compensation and a pack of drawing supplies in the post for each of the kids!! Result!
When I just decided to have a look on my account a bit later on, I checked through my statements and the bank charge was a CREDIT!!!!!! 🙈😝 Can you believe it!!!!!! It wasn’t a charge it was a credit! They had given me any charges that I had incurred during the last year or so, back!!!!! I nearly wee’d myself! I could not stop laughing! (I’m still laughing now!)
I don’t know if the complaint handler knew this or not but she never mentioned it!
Can you believe it? Can any of you relate to this?
This last one is hilarious to be fair! I just texted the mechanic about my car, as it had been in for repairs, and I got a text back saying thank you but I don’t care!!! 😂😂😂🙈😫 I don’t know who I texted but it wasn’t the mechanic!! I am sure that I shouldn’t be out alone! (I blame kids!!🙈😂😫🙊)
I committed the one and only crime that I normally live by, and tell others not to do it too, (I got caught out!) I never ever, ever (normally) write anything, reply, speak in the spur of the moment. I digest it, I feel it and much later I respond! But this time I didn’t!
I mean there are many miss read situations I am sure and not just in the written kind. I suppose it totally depends on how we are feeling at the time! How distracted we are or how much attention we are paying to the task in hand! I think that the worst kinds of miss interpretation are from text messages but I am pretty sure that’s another blog post!! I have also sent lots of text messages to the wrong people! Fortunately my texts are generally boring and probably about the kids, pick ups and activities!(I double check before I send the saucy texts! 😉😛)
I would love to hear from you guys about any situations like mine you have found yourself in! Please share and tell me that I am not alone!! 😫😂😂