1) Forgot passport before going abroad to a foreign country
2) Nearly missed train to Brussels when I forgot that May 1 is a holiday and the train schedule to get out of my small town is different than usual. Somehow managed to get up, showered, dressed, and packed in a half an hour and make it to the train station on time.
3) Missed last train out of Paris on Saturday because I can't manage my time appropriately
4) Forgot to compost my ticket to go to Rouen yesterday and had to pay a fine. I really did forget to compost it, and when I tried to argue with the conductor about it he wasn't having any of it. I even produced my composted ticket from my train into Paris earlier that morning to proove that I'm an upstanding citizen who composts her tickets. Seriously, I don't live on a direct line to Rouen, did he think I was going to try to use it again? It's two and a half hours on two different trains from where I live, not to mention metro travel time in Paris! And what really pissed me off is that I know there were people on the train going to Giverny who hadn't bought a ticket, but of course they didn't do a control until after the stop for Giverny. It was only €10, but I was still really irritated.
5) Got stuck in Paris for an extra hour last night in a huge galère at the Gare du Nord. Of course I can't find any official information about it online, because no one cares about the Gare du Nord and the poor people trying to get to ch'Nord from there. Apparently there was a group of people standing on the train lines. No one at the station seemed to know what exactly they were doing there, if it was an organized protest or if they just wanted to piss everyone off but the trains were blocked for a good two hours. I ended up getting back around 10:30 PM, over an hour after I planned, on a train that had been scheduled to leave the station at 18:45 but didn't actually leave until after 9 PM. Great. But, because of all the confusion, I forgot to compost my ticket again, so I got a free ride out of the SNCF and it almost makes up for the fine I paid earlier in the day.
Good travel news: I found a Subway across the street from the Gare du Nord when I came back from Brussels. I have spent the past 18 months eating crappy train station sandwiches, and now I get the deliciousness of Subway! It's fantastic! They make the best sandwiches, it almost makes me want to go to Paris just to eat at Subway!
I feel like there is something else I should put in there but I just can't remember now. Basically, I should just move to Paris or stop travelling. Especially since I am so exhausted after yesterday that I could barely move this morning. Ugghhh.