Bone-headin’ it

From time to time I catch myself doing something dumb. Mostly it happens when I’m not paying attention. Every once in a while whatever I did is enough of a doozy to leave me shaking my head and laughing.  Here’s the latest:

About a year ago, I bought a nice(r) watch and the repair plan that went with it.  Thinking I’d never need it, I promptly stashed the paperwork away.  About three months later I noticed a “ding” in the face of the watch where one of the (pricey) crystals had fallen  out.  I found my paperwork, and after much interior fussing, took the watch back to the store.  “No problem,” they said, “You have the care plan .. we’ll take the watch, send it in for repair, and you’ll have it back in about 10 days.”

Well, this happened a few more times. Finally, about six weeks ago,  I took that stupid watch (and the paperwork) in and nicely asked about replacing it. Paying the difference, and walking out with a new watch (and plan), was satisfying.

Till Wednesday.

When, at 8:05 a.m. I noticed my watch said 10:32.


Squeezing in yet another trip to the jewelry store was not what I had time for but yesterday I made it work.  At the end of one conference call I figured I had about 45 minutes to spare before my next appointment.

The reason a working watch is so important is that I’m traveling next week; the meetings I’ll be in are ones where Smartphones and Laptops are frowned upon. A girl needs a watch!

So there I was, standing with the Jewelry guy, thinking about my “to-do” list when he smiled and said, “You know the pin on this watch is just pulled out, right?  You don’t need a battery, it’s working just fine….”

And all I could do was laugh.   And schedule my vacation.

Amen to that! google

Amen to that! google

When was your last “bone-headed” moment?  Can you laugh at yourself?  Do such moments cause self-reflection, embarrassment or a bit of both?

Happy Friday, peeps!



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16 thoughts on “Bone-headin’ it

  1. I know I’ve had many recently, but I can’t recall any specific one!

    Enjoy that imminent vacation. 🙂

  2. I changed a hair appointment because of a conflict. Then I showed up at the original time because my other plans had fallen through weeks before but I never changed the appointment back. Now my stylist thinks I’m old and dotty and lied about a conflict. I smiled, left and came back 2 hours later feeling a little foolish.

  3. I had an almost one yesterday. Locked both sets of the keys to hubby’s truck IN the truck (one set was in my purse…in the truck). ALMOST called AAA….then happened to notice the numbers on the panel of the door….remote keyless access. We’ve never used that before, but I knew exactly where the card with the code was. Found that, punched in the code and VOILA! The doors opened!!! Now, had I called AAA….and they had come and mentioned the keyless entry, I would definitely have had a bonehead moment!
    Have a great weekend, MJ!

  4. I probably have dozens of them 😉 how about the time I poured a concrete sidewalk in the wrong place? 🙂 Yep, the cement truck just left and I was putting the finishing touches on the newly placed cement..wife comes home, takes one look @ the cement, bursts into tears as she disappears into the house….few minutes later, she motions for me to come to the door to talk w/ her hubby on the phone..we talked, he told me there was a problem….40 ft of sidewalk was sitting where her flower bed was supposed to be…so next day, we came back, broke up the cement and tried it again….yea, I am no stranger to whoops. Well, I feel a nap coming on. talk to you later- DM

  5. I’m glad it was a simple fix. 🙂 That outweighs any boneheadedness. Hubby had the latest episode, so I’ll tell on him…He left this morning for his dad’s, to be home late Sunday. I’m leaving after church Sunday to go to our daughter’s. When I opened the door to leave for my haircut today, I found his keys hanging in the deadbolt.

    • oh no~! So what is the fix? are you meeting somewhere to exchange keys? 🙂

      • Yes, we’re going to meet up at our daughter’s. I have my own bone-headed incident to report now–I stuck both contact lenses in the same eye! I think I have the left/right in the proper place now. It must have been one of those days I was pretending to be a morning person.

      • O-M-G!

  6. Haha! I think we’ve all been there! Can’t think of anything off the top of my head, but I know I’ve demonstrated my share of bone-headedness. It’s good to read about your experience. Seeing someone else admit to this kind of thing helps us all feel a bit more human about our own mistakes.

    • I don’t have a long list b/c I tend to forget about them as soon as they happen but there have been lots of situations like this over the years. I’ve loosened up and been able to laugh at myself more easily as I get older — I was sure uptight in my 20s. I look back and shudder at that!

      Cheers! MJ

  7. Looking, looking, looking and finally finding my hairbrush in the refrigerator… Still not sure how it got there but I’m tired of thinking about it.


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