How Do I Adult?

Okay, so earlier this week, I went to go write my rent check and when I opened up my check book, there were NO MORE CHECKS.



So then I was all “okay, this is fine. Time to refill my checkbook.”

And that’s when the problem really arose. I can’t find my box of checkbooks. Anywhere.


Even sadder yes.

So, I figured they were at my parents house, so I drove into Suburbia to search for them. I went up to my bedroom and searched through my desk, my filing cabinet, and any other drawers I could find. I did not find the checks. I did find a DVD of the musical “Cats” and some other embarrassing mementos from my past.

Later at the bank…and by later, I mean at 9:15 this morning….

Me: Hi, I need to make a withdrawal.

Banker: Okay, I just need to see your license.

Me: Sure. Also, I have kind of a dumb question… I can’t find my checks anywhere – like the box of checks – and I need to pay rent, and earlier this week, I opened up my checkbook to pay my rent and there weren’t anymore checks, so I was all “Nooooo!” There’s no way that you guys would have just sent me one booklet of checks, right? I’m not an idiot, am I?

Banker: …um…I can check to see what the next check number would be in your order?

Me: Oh, that would be super!

And then a guy walked into the bank with a puppy that looked like this:


And that’s when both the banker and myself lost our shit and couldn’t really focus on how non-adult I am. Until the puppy pooped everywhere, but that happened later.

We regained composure and she was all “Yeah, you should have four more books” and I was like “Awesome! I’m so responsible!”

So, I went back to my apartment to give my landlords some cash and to turn my place inside-out – and I mean that quite literally. It looks like my life exploded in there. Except there are still no checks. Not even in the default “I don’t know where to put this, so I’ll just cram it in here” drawer!

How are they not in there?!?!

How are they not in there?!?!

So… That’s my twenty-something problem of the day, but at least I got to see a cute puppy poop in a bank, so I still consider today a win.

Enjoy the rest of your America Weekend! Yay!


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28 Responses to How Do I Adult?

  1. smhunter1966 says:

    Ha! Have you ever given online banking a shot? 😉 Saves me so much grief!

    Have a great weekend! Visiting from UBC!

  2. Stacy says:

    That kind of crap happens to me all the time (the checks, not the puppy pooping in the bank) and I’m 40-something. You enjoy your weekend, too!

  3. That kind of crap happens to me all the time (the checks, not the puppy poop) and I’m 40-something. Some of us are just not meant to be responsibly organized. Sigh.

    Enjoy your weekend, too!

  4. ttoombs08 says:

    I’m in my 40s and that shit still happens to me, too. We finally gave up on paper checks and use the check/debit card. The only bill that doesn’t get paid electronically is our so last century landlord (he’s actually in his 20s) because he likes to see that paper – so we send him a money order. Hope you find your checks soon – and a puppy pooping in the bank is always a WINNING kinda day. 😉

  5. MeglyMc says:

    Yeah, maybe I shouldn’t ruin your thirties for you, but this won’t really change…at all. I’ll be leading professional training sessions with a few hundred adults, and while I’m talking, I have an out-of-body experience where I wonder, “How the fuck did I become the expert on anything? Why are they listening to me? I still giggle when someone says they have to go to ‘duty’…”

  6. sugandha says:

    with me it is opposite…I am so focused on being responsible that I keep my check book with extra care and then I forget which extra care drawer it was in… 😛

  7. Haha, that was great. I haven’t used checks in years. Literally years. I do everything online. But this month they wanted to send my rent check like 12 days later than it normally takes, which would make it late. So I went to the bank and got a cashier’s check, cause that’s free with my account. There were no puppies at the bank, though. That was at the chiropractor’s office. 🙂

  8. grazona says:

    Great post! I do stuff like that all the time and I’m in my 30s!

  9. Haha. Great story! Who the heck still uses checks now anyway? I’m sure they will turn up at a random time!! And since when do they allow puppies in a bank? Priceless that he went to the bathroom in there!

  10. jtayloratvc says:

    Well, I didn’t see any puppies pooping in a bank, but reading your blog post made today a WIN for me. Thank you so much for the chuckle and I can relate a little too well. :::scary:::

  11. Jean says:

    I would not have been able to control myself with that puppy around, either. So cute and fuzzy. Upon reading this post, I started looking for MY checkbook… did I mention I haven’t order new checks in over 10 years? I think it’s time. How adult of me.

    Oh, you and your silliness 🙂 Glad you paid your rent on time!

  12. Nic says:

    Seems to me adulthood is something that happens to other people…

  13. filbio says:

    That stuff still happens to me. All the time. And we all have that “crap drawer” someone in our homes. It never ends.

  14. My goodness, but you are persistent in solving your problems, so you are awesome for that!

  15. Iceprincezz says:

    Being so adult is over rated! Puppy poo is not thought. Loved the blog 🙂

  16. lisanewlin says:

    DID YOU EVER FIND YOUR OLD CHECKS?! You really left me hanging there. And a dog in the bank? Um…how did that come to be? SO. MANY. QUESTIONS.

    I’m still waiting for my blog chick to set up my blogroll. I will follow up with her again. 🙂

  17. Roxie says:

    You’re so lucky! I wish I had a story that ended “but at least I got to see a cute puppy poop in a bank”

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