Funny Story

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.

1 comment:

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

You're not alone! This happens to me all the time with the front door. I'll be all comfy in bed and about to fall asleep and then BAM my mind starts to wonder if I locked the front door or not.