I went back upstairs and lay down, hoping the heart would stop racing and that the adrenaline would work itself out. Instead, I proceeded to freak out: I've never missed a payment before, now my credit is going to get all screwed up, and I really need my credit report to be all-clear because I'm going to have to rent an apartment, and oh yeah - buy a car, I can't BELIEVE I forgot, and it's already the 26th of July, what else have I been forgetting - have I paid the credit card bill, am I dropping other balls left, right and center?
Finally, I decided, even a "drain on society" like me needs to hit the shower and start the day. While in the shower, soaping up my hair, I realised:
- It's June 26th
- I have, in fact, paid the mortgage for June
- On July 26th, I'll be taking the Bar! (i.e. if I'm in my shower on July 26th, I have bigger problems than having forgotten to pay the mortgage.)
- I'm a freakshow.