Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fudgemuffin

I don't like to curse. I cringe everytime I encounter someone with a potty mouth...and it's really not about being a goody 2 shoes or whatevs. It's just one of my things.

And so, for all your favorite curse words, I like to find nicer replacements. For instance:
Modachoker
The very common bish or beesh.
And my recent fave: Fudgemuffin which really should represent curse words of the 'F' variety.

Fudgemuffin!!!
That was exactly what sprung to mind when I landed at the Train station at 6:20am and realized that I had left my wallet at home. Modachoker!!! Who leaves their wallet at home? That precious wallet happens to contain my monthly pass for the train. What had happened was... I took it out of my bag to carry to the gym. I always take it out on my way to the gym cos my license and insurance card is in it, and you just never know...and I guess this time around, I totally missed the memo and forgot to stick it back in my bag.
So, I was faced with 2 options:
A. Go back home and retrieve it.
B. Wing it without the wallet, any form of cash and any means of paying for my commute back and forth.

I picked B. Hopped my pretty behind on the train, and when the ticket guy came around... I simply told him that I forgot my monthly pass and couldn't buy a regular one way pass cos I gots no wallet. He simply shook his head and walked away to which I called out a very sheepish 'thank youu' to his retreating back.
As for the 2nd leg of the trip, I just rustled up some change which should be enough to send me off on my merry one way commute.

I think that I might be able to find my bank somewhere in the vicinity so that should solve the problem of cash to make my way home.
Note to self: Never leave your wallet at home again. I can already spot the inconvenience from afar. No cash for my almost orgasmic morning coffee, no bankcard for any err...incidentals, no license + insurance just in case, I get pulled over for some odd reason or even worse, get into an accident (I reject am!) Etc etc.
I know, I know...who thinks that far ahead?

Aniwoos. I really was just looking for any excuse to update. I miss Blogsville + it seems that I currently appear to be having 'blogger's block'.
Currently typing from my phone and it really isn't bad at all, I can definitely get with the blogging from phone program.

Gotta run, but before I do I must say... HAPPY THANKSGIVING. There is a lot to be thankful for even though we do not realize it.

Ok gotta run for real, its time to catch the next train.

Peace and Love,
Mgbeks.

33 comments:

Sankofa said...

Am i first? Woohoo! Anyway, you're a lucky "beesh" because that same thing happened to me in London and I was promptly slapped with a 20 pound fine delivered on my doorstep 2 days later. They don't accept any damn excuse. Too many freeloaders in the system I guess.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

lolly said...

In one European country like that I happened to get lost and had exhausted my Euros beause I carried just the right amount of money to pay for my trip to and from my destination. When I didn't show the ticket attendant my money or show her my ticket, I thought she was going to mud me. Seriously. I'm sure she was thinking, "these muthachoking foreigers!" She asked me for my passport just to make sure I had indeed come from a faraway land and made me promise to pay for it on my way back. Is it a beans? Anyhoo, I found a Naija person on the street (thank Goodness) who sponsored my trip back. Thank God we're everywhere! Hope that never happens again.

lolly said...

Excuse my typos :)

chayoma said...

Fudgemuffin.
u lucky beesh!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Canada celebrated hers weeks ago.

Afrobabe said...

My favourite replacement swear word is Sugar..I say "Oh sugar" every 2 minutes..instead of what I really want to say…which is OH F!!!

That ticket guy is a good one, the ones in UK are wicked with a capital letter...

Myne Whitman said...

I miss you too ehmmm or your great posts LOL.

Ahhh, this happened to me once but I went to the post office. I didn't find out till everything had been weighed and ready for payment. No wallet to be found.Luckily I have two wallets, one for cash/change, one for ID and cards. I had only the change one, so I counted out all the $1 and coins I had. It was still less $2 or so. I was so embarrassed, but the attendant was nice.

Ebony~!* said...

fudgemuffins!!! how did you forget the modachoking wallet?? how the helicopter did you hop into another plane justt like that??? hahaha i enjoyed this! happy Thanksgiving oo!

TayneMent said...

Didn't used to curse but since I came back from naija i am a curser.

leggy said...

i dont like cursing either, everytime i think of cursing i just imagine my mum knocking me into nextweek.
anyhoo, ive never forgotten my purse or my cards and hopefully i never do.

Azazel said...

Mehn hahaha would be pissed if I forgot my wallet to. Like wow, sorry hun.

miss.fab said...

Modachocker that must suck! Happy thanksgiving hon! Be safe...

Beauty Goodone said...

Cursing is not my thing. I hated pple who cursed when I lived somewhere in Europe. Some of them use it as a 'filler'.

Anyway,thank goodness you got to your destination.

I like reading ur blog.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

olu said...

I swear compulsively, and euphemisms are NOT my thing. Yeah, I know. LOL!

America easy o! I can imagine what would happen if you gave a Lagos 'bus conductor' the I-forgot-my-wallet-at-home excuse. Bus stop drama!

Adeboy said...

One of the reasons i do nt have a wallet. Lose it and u ar screwed especially when u live in lagos.

Rene said...

fudgemuffin....lol
i dnt carry my wallet around again, jus a lil cash n important cards but d down side is it's in a particular jacket so i wud b lost w/out it.

Nala said...

i have had a similar experience before only that i had my wallet on me but did not have money for the fine, i was going to see my bf oo..thts how i got on the train but with their crazy u have to leave according to the time on your ticket. your ticket would be invalid if you leave before the time on your ticket. me now i carried my strong head on the train and pretended not to know anything about the law. thts how my ticket guy was making his rounds checking for ticket, i showed him mine and he said sorry ma'am ur ticket is invalid, its either u pay 80 pounds or get off..in my mind i said 80 gini...i got off at the next stop mehn..lol...funny experience tho...nway happy thanksgiving to u too hun...and pls reserve some turkey for us ur bloggers...hehehe

Repressed One said...

eh ya...hope you got yourself home okay. I've left my wallet at home but i've never quite needed it or being stopped...*knock on wood*

...i've been saying i need to stop cursing but alas. I heard of a new alternative [lol] not sure if it'll catch on sha...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

potty mouth! =)

Happy thanksgiving

Fragilelooks said...

awear words are just not nice. lol @ ur fudgemuffin.

Tatababe said...

Fudgemuffin haha! funny replacements u've got there but they're better than cursing anyday anytime.
I forgot my wallet once too but I didn't realise it until I almost arrived at my destination....very uncomfortable feeling.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

mamuje said...

Its a pain isnt it. Anyway happy Thanksgiving.

histreasure said...

ah, it's a big big pain..

fudgemuffin!!..lolz

Lady X said...

Pocksucker!!!
I used to say that a lot before! But I don't anymore. Oh well!

Ms.O said...

lol @ fudgemuffin

Gee said...

lol @ bloggers block---not only u my dear!

Tay-mee said...

Lucky you..I woulda done the same though, going home wouldn't even be an option LOL

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Reverence said...

you know what i got from this whole here post? you went to work the day before TG. *points and laughs*

HELP!! i am tired of looking at adjusted gross income and deductions and exclusions.. can it be Saturday already?

Nice Anon said...

Happy thanksgiving to you hon. Hope you had a great day!

muyiwa said...

Ok dont forget your wallet and insurance next time oooo,happy thanksgiving to you too

Deji D said...

I like to say "bleep" or "bleeping" when I make a conscious effort. Other times when I'm too lazy to try, I just say it like it is :)

Good thing thanksgiving is only once a year, if not i'll just hurt myself with all the food.

bonnie said...

loool. motherchoker jokess

lucidlilith said...

First off: I am a curser. No, I don't let out a barrage everyday of the year but put me in good company with good friends and good conversations - then it's all "did you just see that f***ing @sshole, he just bumped into me without saying sorry. What a sh*thead."

It is liberating. This way you don't hit the m********

:D

Okay Original, you can shoot me now...te he he...

Enkay said...

Mehn, I somehow got on the wrong side of the law while boarding a train in Paris. I had my ticket but according to the police, we didn't use it the right way and we were like a group of 6 Nigerians!

They rounded us up and slapped on us some really heavy fines!I felt like a criminal.
I found out that day that ignorance is NO excuse!
hehehe!