Useless Thoughts Running Through My Head

various musings of a generation x kad

My Chinese horoscope was right…

Posted by thoughtful1 on September 26, 2007

My horoscope warned that my plans for the day would be chucked out the window due to unforeseen events.

And they were.  I had planned on a quiet evening at home.  Instead, when I got home I made the horrible discovery that sometime after leaving home for work I lost my keys.  I knew I had them on me because the front door deadbolt was locked.  Crap.  So I trudged back to the subway and retraced my steps, stopping along the way ask subway employs and office building employees if anyone had turned in a set of lost keys.

No dice.

I got back to my desk thinking maybe they fell out of my pocket there and are in the cubicle area.

No dice.

At some point I thought that maybe I could check my home voice mail in case someone found them.  Then it slipped my mind.  Plus, I thought the odds of that were pretty slim.

I headed back home after stopping to get something to eat.  I arrived home at 9:20 PM.  I checked my voice mail.  There was a message from the local library.  Someone had found my keys and returned them to the library since my library card fob is on the key chain.

Happiness!!  Except, the library is now CLOSED.  So I will have to wait until 10 AM TOMORROW to get them.

So I figure I’ll just call the locksmith and get my keys in the morning.

I did consider calling some friends to see if I could crash on their couch, then I thought, “You are being too cheap.”

Well, as you might have guessed, after forking over an uncomfortable amount to the locksmith for getting me in and replacing the high security deadbolt he had to destroy, I’m thinking I should’ve crashed on someone’s couch.


On the other hand, there’s nothing like a hot shower in your own bathroom in the morning.  And I can work from home tomorrow morning before picking up the keys, which will be a trek since the car keys are on the same key chain and I will have to hoof it to the library.

At the very least, I know I need to craft a way to keep a spare key someplace safe but outside my home sooner rather than later.  The silly thing is, I always thought I would lock myself out by accidentally closing the door, not losing the damn keys somewhere.

And, more importantly, thank goodness the keys are not completely lost.  Replacing the car key would have been a pain in the ass….


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