Losing my unlimited Metrocard is something I know from experience. A few months ago, my brand-new card flipped out of my jeans pocket and I spent the next half hour retracing my steps, to no avail. I’ve been through this process before, unfortunately.
So you’re kind of on the verge of going up to the machine and just typing in all the stuff for him because, at this point, you have all the screens and selections memorized. In order. You don’t even read them, really, you just punch in the info before the machine asks for it because you’ve done this so many times.