My uncle got me this new job.

He brought me a security card. The unlock-door kind.

"You just hold it up to the box, and it unlocks the door."

It sounded simple enough. But I was still afraid that I wouldn't be able to get it. The next day, the door was propped open with a dustpan. I was relieved that I didn't have to use the security card. The day after that, It was just me, the door, and the card.

I scanned the card, the light turned green, and the card made a beeping sound. I'm in, I thought. I went to turn the handle, and my worst fears were confirmed. The handle wouldn't turn. So I scanned the card again. And again. And again. And again.

And again.

The handle just would not budge. So I ran to the main entrance [Who am I kidding. I walked to the main entrance.] And went through to the factory. I told my boss and my uncle that the card wouldn't work. My uncle said to just try it one more time to see if it would work.

So today I pulled up to the building. I was purposely a little early, in case I had to walk around to the main entrance again. I scanned the card. I turned the handle. Not really, because the handle wouldn't turn. So I scanned it again, and again, and again.

Irritated, I scanned it one more time and pulled the door open. It ended up that there was zero handle-turning necessary.

So I went about my day stacking planners, etcetera.

Later on, I kept hearing a buzzing noise. The you-got-the-answer-wrong on a game show type of noise. I wasn't sure what it was.

Even later on, I heard the noise again, and a couple moments following, I saw a group of employees walking up the stairs by the scan-card door.

And then I realized what the sound was. Every time someone scans their card, the game show buzzing noise follows.

No wonder I got a strange look from my cousin when I walked in today. Because everyone had to hear the buzz buzz buzz buzz of me trying to make an entrance.

And, boy, did I make an entrance.


Jana said...

You are not alone, I would be doing the same thing!

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Arianne said...

This has to be the most saddest but funniest thing I have ever heard!!!! 1...2...3....silly Bethany!!! :P Ha ha ha ha ha..

Shannon said...

Love it, you describe yourself very well. And your not alone with the size 11 feet. haha at least your tall and have an excuse for it.