Now it really gets fun. I lost my keys at home (because I lose things all the time and the women in my life, my wife Becky and GM Rachel make sure I remember things) and I was using my backup set. I get to the office at 1:00 AM, and of course my key does not work. Turns out it is a key to the office next door where we used to be until we moved to the larger space. My back up keys have the old office keys. I remember that both offices have attic access in the bathroom so I go into the empty office and pull myself into the attic. I discover three things.
- The personal training is paying off because I can pull myself into an attic with no ladder. About the only good news of the night.
- The attics of the two offices do not in fact connect.
- Climbing around in an attic at 1:00 AM, using a cell phone as a flash light, in a building you do not own is an incredibly stupid thing to do. I can only imagine what would have happened if I fell or hurt myself in an office no one uses and no one knew I was in.
Then I notice, there are screws on the outside of the mail slot. So I drive to Walmart at 2:45 AM and I buy a screw driver. I drive back, take the mail slot cover off, and now I can turn the knob. I get in and fix the mail slot. I get the back up key to the ice cream parlor and drive there. It is now 3:00 AM. I clean the parlor and since I am so worn out it takes until 5:30 AM. I go back to the office and nap on the couch until 7:00 AM when the first employee comes in, then I start my day on 2 hours of sleep and no shower after cleaning a greasy dive.
Account saved. Now I need to figure out how I am getting the keys back from the now very former employee. I also need to change the mail slot since I now know it easy to break in and there is not very good police patrols in my area. After all I spent nearly two hours breaking into the business and no one noticed. Finally, I have to find a way explain what happened to my wife in a way that will not result in bodily injury because she can take me in fight, roller derby remember, and she proof reads my articles for me every week. Isn't owning a business great?