The other night around 1am, I woke up and realized I couldn't remember locking the safe at work. You know, the thing with all the money in it? The one I had forgotten to close and lock a month or so ago and my boss had been the one to find it. Needless to say, he wasn't a happy camper. He even took a picture of the safe being open, so I could "see" that I had left it that way. I didn't want to make that mistake again.
I laid there for I don't know how long, going over each and every detail of my closing shift trying to remember when or if I had closed the safe door. I couldn't remember doing it. The longer I spent trying to remember, the surer I was that I hadn't done it.
I was freaking out a bit.
I thought about driving over and making sure it was closed, but I worried I would attract more attention that way. I didn't think there was any good kind of attention at 1am.
Instead, I came to the conclusion that I would be the the first person to our weekly manager meeting. This would provide me with time to check the safe and not get in trouble should it be open.
I left the house early enough I was sure I would be the first one there, but as I rounded my boss' street I saw his car turn on to the one lane street I was on.
CRIMINY! The man was early!! You have got to be kidding me!! My blood pressure starts to rise, my heart beats increase even more. I know I will be fired for sure.
Can't. Let. That. Happen.
The one day I need to beat my boss to work, he is early. And here I am stuck behind four cars and the one in front of me is driving so slow!! No matter what I do I cannot get the car in front of me to go faster. I finally lose sight of my boss' car and I don't know which way he went.
I chose the freeway thinking it will be faster than going through town. I veer on the on-ramp and am immediately bombarded by semis and trucks. As I am zooming around them - safety mind you - I see a cop car farther up has already pulled over a speeder. I have to slow down. Damn it!
As I get off the freeway, I remember my boss saying he was going to bring breakfast to the meeting. I immediately relax thinking, that must be why he is so early.
As I pull in to work parking lot, I notice I am the only one there.
PHEW! Made it.
As I walk in to the Cash Office, I turn and lo and behold . . . the safe is closed and locked.
No need for worry or loss of sleep and now I realized just how crazy I am. When we sit down to the meeting, I tell the story to the managers, including my boss. I cannot keep this a secret. It is way too funny. And stupid. And yes, loony.
My boss tells me he has driven to the store numerous times because I couldn't remember if he pulled on the doors to make sure they were locked.
So apparently, I am not alone in my psychosis.