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Monday, January 28, 2008

The $154 Latte

God, I had the worst night ever.... It started off nice enough, meeting my old buddy Ellen Adams for a coffee up by USC (where I hadn't been yet, so that was cool)! We had a ton of fun, catching up for a couple hours. On the way home I decided to stop for some groceries... All going great so far. When I got to the apt I snagged one of the endless supply of shopping carts that lie around the place to carry my groceries upstairs. Fine, great, no big deal, saved me a hernia from carrying those damn plastic bags. So I prop open the door with the shopping cart and unload the groceries. Then, I decide to take the cart back to the elevator lobby (aka shopping cart parking lot) and on my way back realize that my KEYS ARE SITTING ON THE KITCHEN COUNTER!!! Arrrrggghhhh! God damn it! I also, of course, have no phone and no way to get hold of anyone... So I walk downstairs to our oh-so-helpful security office thinking they'll have spare keys. Nope, no such luck. :( So he offers to call a locksmith, what choice do I have, I say okay - so $150 and 1 1/2 hours later I am finally in my apartment with my groceries put away.

Man, I tell ya, after dealing with this, the whole "Bride of Chucky" thing and the awfulness that has been dealing with Verizon all week trying to locate my missing internet kit, I think I'm just going to stay in the house from now on - sorry mom!

11 comments:

Laurie said...

oh poor thing! geez can't you leave a key with a neighbor or something? Or do you ever actually see any other humans there besides the mean little kid? Stay in, good idea!

Lis said...

Sad, that sucks! I'm the worst with keys. Is there any place you can put a spare?

Cara said...

you need to get one of those fake rock things that you can hide a spare key in!! How could the place not have an extra key for you? It may have been cheaper to just break a window or something!!

Laurie said...

except she'd have to buy a ladder that would reach up 3 stories, then climb it and break the window...and I think a rock sitting outside her apt door in the hallway might be a little obvious. Maybe Chucky would agree to keep a key for her?

Meg said...

Move home.

susna said...

i agree with megan. the end.

Katie said...

whatevs, if i lived home i woulda done the same thing i'm sure! :) and mom is right, a fake rock sitting in my hallway would be pretty dang obvious, but good thinking Car!

Katie said...

whatevs, if i lived home i woulda done the same thing i'm sure! :) and mom is right, a fake rock sitting in my hallway would be pretty dang obvious, but good thinking Car!

Pia said...

Well, at least you had fun with Smelly. Maybe you could tape a spare key under your wheel well or something crazy like that. This whole no access to another key is not OK though!

zaideafraidey said...

OH Katie, and you were trying to be a good samaritan on top of it all. I kept wondering what the $154 was going to be, did her grocs get stolen, did she had an accident...key was kind of anti-climatic for me. Still feel bad.

Katie said...

yeah, the $154 was kinda sad for me too... cute pic by the way Zaides! :)