The reprise of my own idiocy has struck again in what is becoming an all to familiar litany of stories.  I could be an idiot-savant if I could just get the savant part down.  This time it occurred as follows:

I was playing for several members of a horn studio for a little competition at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  The winner had to play at a 4pm recital.  As I was going in to the recital, Jenn texted me to ask what time she should pick me up.  I texted back that I would text her as we were going on stage.  If she left then, she would be down to get me by the time I finished playing.  All went according to plan, but Jenn didn’t make it when I finished.  After waiting for about 5 minutes, I sent her another message that said, “Where are you?”  She arrived shortly after, and we left.  About six blocks away from the University, the following dialogue ensued:

Kurt:  We have to go back.  I forgot something.
Jenn:  What?
Kurt:  We have to go back.  I forgot something.
Jenn:  I heard you before.  What did you forget.
(after a long pause)
Kurt:  I don’t want to tell you.
Jenn:  What?!
Kurt:  I don’t want to tell you.  We just have to go back.
Jenn:  What did you forget?  Your cell phone?  Your computer?
Kurt:  No.  I don’t want to tell you.
Jenn:  I’m going to see when you walk out of the building with it.  You need to tell me what it is.
Kurt:  I don’t want to tell you because you’re just going to tell me that I’m a dumb-ass, and then you’ll be on about it all night.
Jenn:  Just tell me.
Kurt:  No.
Jenn:  If you don’t tell me right now, I can promise that the rest of the evening will not be enjoyable.
(after a long pause, sheepishly)
Kurt:  The car.

Yes, it turns out I had driven myself to work like a big boy and then forgotten how I arrived.  I then pestered my wife to pick me up and complained when she was a few moments late.  In my defense, I was playing Mozart, Richard Strauss, and also some Franz Strauss.  That’s the dad, and he had asthma. 

For further adventures you can read here and here and here and here and here and here.  There are many more that aren’t posted yet.