Why I Want For A Shop

790 WordsFeb 16, 20164 Pages
Upon leaving the house, driving to get some groceries for dinner. With the windows down, feeling the wind as it brushes against my hair, I am excessively excited because our family is about to sit down and have a special night together. It is great to live only a mile from the local stores. Listening to some good ole gospel music. As I looked down to check my gauges in my car, I noticed the gas hand was sitting on empty. With confidence, knowing the gas station is only a few blocks away, I pulled next to one of the pumps. It is amazing how much confidence that we have when we know we have money in the bank. We can walk into the store and buy whatever we want or need. As I approached the store clerk, I explained, “I need $20 in gas please.” The clerk rang up my order and I handed the clerk my bank card. As the register worked through the process, the words on the register came up “Declined”. The clerk swiped my card again. I thought to myself, this machine is surely not working because just two days ago, I had gotten paid from my job. “Sir, sorry but your card was declined again. Did you have another form of payment?” At this time I seemed a little upset. I moved aside and allowed another customer to be checked out. How embarrassing this was to me. But I know I had the funds in the bank. I called my wife who was still at the house. “Amber, will you please check our bank account, I was trying to get gas and the bank card was declined.” As I waited for her to get onto the

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