So Sunday is the day I am supposed to call the unemployment insurance department of Maryland's automated phone line and report that I exist. I am supposed to do this every other week, and Sunday was the first day for me to do this.
I lost the phone number.
I wrote it on an envelope and then when I needed it, it was gone. I did not program it into my phone, I did not put it on my laptop, I did nothing but write it down on an envelope.
So what does this mean?
Well, Wednesday, the first day I could receive my very first unemployment payment, I wil not be receiving an unemployment payment. What does this mean? A lot. I have applied for unemployment many times in my life and never, never, never gotten it right. There is always something I do incorrectly that prevents me from getting money I am by law allowed to receive.
UPDATE Monday June 15, 2009: I filed Monday morning online. I (of course) forgot that this was an option yesterday. Now I am unaware if in 2 weeks I am supposed to file on Sunday or Monday. I will find a disposable phone and find the correct phone number and call them and ask them. Or not. I probably won't.