The Forgotten Problem

I know this is a little late, but I have been getting orientated, setting up my room and making friends. This post will be about my forgotten problem that happened on the day I arrived in England.

Since I am part of the modern world I have a debit/credit card. I brought mine to England because that is obviously the easiest way to pay for my trip I take and groceries. And I was not planning on carrying around a ton of money. So the story goes that I was laying in my bed about to take a nap, because you know jetlag and what not, when all of a sudden I come to the very scary realization that I never called my bank to let them know that I would be out of the country! I used my card in Manchester to get my train ticket. After becoming aware of my error I proceeded to have a major panic attack. I knew that I had to get in contact with my parents so they could contact the back for me and tell them NOT to shut down my card. Though at this point I did not have internet on my laptop because I had to create a student account and I also had a phone that would charge me if I made a call or text. Through my tears and heavy breathing, I texted my mother the longest text I have ever sent explaining to her what I forgot to do and that they had to help me fix the problem or else I would be stuck in the UK without any money. Then the waiting game began because of the time difference and the fact that my mother doesn’t really check her phone or text that often. I was just laying in bed watching my phone when she finally answer my text saying that they would take care of it. Let me just say that my parents of superheroes! They called all around and got everything straightened out for me, so as of now I am all set. That was definitely a stressful first 24 hours and I hope to have smoother sailing from now on. In conclusion, if you are travelling outside of your home country make sure that you contact your card company and let them know where you are going and for how long! That is the best advise I can give you from this little forgotten problem.

Until next time…


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