my stupidity, part 2

will it ever end? i’m seriously starting to doubt it. this morning, joe and i ran out and, since i didn’t need my checkbook or credit card, i left my purse in the house. when we returned, joe asked me if i had my keys. i looked on the floor by my feet and didn’t see my purse. i always bring my purse. we were locked out. crap.

“i knew you didn’t have your keys when you didn’t bring your purse,” joe said.

“why didn’t you tell me??” i responded.

i tried calling the landlord, to no avail. he never answers his phone. not very handy, if you ask me.

so we took a quick jaunt to the police department which, luckily, is just a few blocks from my house. i was in my sweatpants and looked like hell, but i didn’t care. we marched down to support services where the public information officer and recruiting officer work.

“i locked us out,” i said. “do you know anyone who can open the lock?”

the sergeant pulled out his asp baton. “use this,” he said as i stared blankly. “it’s cheaper to fix a window than to call a locksmith.”

he had a point.

they told us to try using a credit card in the door jamb. as we left, the recruiting officer asked how long it would take to get back to my house.

“not long,” i said. “why?”

“well. i was just thinking. the 911 center could get a call about a burglary in process at a certain dalton residence.”

i rolled my eyes and we drove back to the house where i watched in nervous anticipation as joe first tried his driver’s license and then his insurance prescription card. just as we thought it wasn’t going to happen, the door popped open. “my insurance finally came through,” he joked.
so, through act of stupidity number two, i learned to always take my purse with me. oh, and i headed down to lowes and got several spare keys made. 🙂

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Stacey says:

    Wow… that kinda reminds me of the time we went out to dinner with specific plans of having margaritas and someone didn’t bring her ID. Said person didn’t remember she left her ID at home (in another county, I might add) until we were nearly downtown. So, me – being the wonderfully patient friend that I am (har, har) drove said person all the way back home to pick up her ID.
    Remember that, CADY?!?
    hahahaha! 😉

  2. cady says:

    ok my wonderfully patient friend, it’s called making memories! heheehe that was pretty funny though, wasn’t it. and just for the record, for anyone else reading this, we weren’t THAT far from my house!! 🙂

  3. Stacey says:

    If 20 miles isn’t that far, then we were sooo close to your house. 🙂

  4. cady says:

    ok, there’s no way it was 20 miles!! we were at germantown and i’m maaaaaaaaaaybe 7-8 miles from there. so there!! 🙂

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