Well, I have had my share of dumb dumb moments and the latest one was a doozy.
I’d just got home from shopping for groceries, jumped out of the car, grabbed most of the bags and raced to the back door. I unlocked the door, stumbled in and placed my shopping bags on the table.
I went back to get the remaining bags. As I left the laundry area I accidently knocked over the mop and bucket which tumbled forward and hit the backdoor. It slammed shut. I was locked outside.
Well, it was the first time I had kicked the bucket and the result was worse than death.
I had left my keys and mobile phone on the table inside the house. And my spare house key was also inside the house.
Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
I tried to figure out how to get back inside.
Oh, yeah. I’ll try the kitchen window.
So I used my cat burglary skills to break back into my house.
Well, it was more wombat skill than cat because I pushed too hard and the large window panel shattered and fell inside the kitchen.
I climbed through the gap and narrowly avoided decaptitation from the jagged glass edges.
As I jumped from the kitchen sink onto the floor I stepped on the shattered glass sounding like a breakfast cereal. Snap, crackle, pop.
The next few hours were spent cursing, cleaning up the mess and repairing the broken window.
I learned three lessons from my dumb dumb moment.
Every one has a dumb dumb moment.
Don’t leave home without a spare key.
And don’t kick the bucket!