How to learn a lesson the hard wayI had just returned back to my office yesterday evening from a Quickbooks training session I conducted at a client's place of business. There were a couple of tasks I needed to take care of before I would be able to call it a night. I phoned or e-mailed the information to complete my to do for the day and tiredly headed for the my car.
Now I have to say I wanted to get home quickly and it had been a long day. I did feel into my pants pocket with my hand for keys as I was striding out the front door. As soon as I locked and pulled the first of two outer doors behind me, I became aware of my mistake.
I groaned of what I might have done and sure enough realized that somehow I left a second set of keys somewhere in the building. Yes, those office keys. I don't know what I was thinking except I really wanted to go home. Now what?
I repeatedly checked all my pockets like an absent minded professor but alas it was not to be. Now was my less than enviable job of calling my associate and ask him to drive all the way back into work just to let me in the building. *Groan*. So I did make the call to him while thoughts of how could I have done this were repeating over and over in my head.
I felt like I was 8 years old. I can't believe I did it but you know, I realize after the fact the need to have a backup plan (like an extra set of keys). Key making will be added on my to do list for Thursday.
O.K., lesson learned and it (life) happens. I am still feeling like such a bonehead but at least I will strive to be better for having gone through the ordeal. It also provides me more patience toward others since we all prove to be human in the end.
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Richard J. Garcia | 12/09/2010