There is currently a storm where I am from, and a couple couriers decided today is going to be a great day to deliver some things I ordered online. I thought that it was a great time to get some late lunch as well when one of them arrives. When the first one arrived, I went out in a hurry in a thick hoodie and forgot the keys. Okay, great, I will just wait out and call for the landlord.
Except the landlord was currently stranded in a very untimely road trip.
The storm tends to go between strong and weak, and I was stranded outside the building with no key on hand and nobody else to contact. My advisor is currently on a shoot so they are unable to help for now.
An hour passed. Still no sign of anyone ever going out. I was pacing back and forth through the gate, knocking every now and again with some yelling asking for anyone, when finally, a downstairs neighbor peeks out and saw me. I thanked her very much, and I had just decided to head to my unit to get changed.
Thankfully, only my hoodie and pants got soaked. My shirt, for some reason, is bone dry. I do not know what kind of material the hoodie is made of, but it saved me from potential hypothermia. I ate lunch after that like nothing ever happened.
What is the moral of this story, you ask?
Don’t forget your damn keys in the middle of a storm.