|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 12-20-2009 09:33 AM||1013 views||0 times favorited||16 replies|
12-20-2009 09:33 AM
I usually do my Christmas shopping on the 24th, then wrap the gifts and head out to the family festivities. Well. I don’t really do Christmas shopping, I do Christmas buying. I know what I’m getting everyone beforehand, I know where I’m getting it from, and can usually knock it out in 2-3 hours.
So this year I start early. Today. I go do my Christmas buying and have the back of the truck loaded so I decide to drop the stuff off at home so as not to get stolen then head out again for round two. So I stop home, grab one load out of the truck, arms full, unlock the door leaving the keys hanging in the lock, push open the door, walk in, my big butt bumps the keys, knocks them out of the lock, or so I thought, to the floor. No problem.
Wrong. Knowing that key was a little bent at one time I figure I better check it before walking out, keys in hand, door locked behind me. Good thing, broken key. I look in the lock, it’s broken off flush. Yeah I probably would have been able to open that lock with the broken key in it, but not the other one that needs the same key. Grab a tweezers, can’t get it out. Grab an ice pick, thinking in the back of my head, oh great, now my lock will look like its been jimmied. But I got it out.
Toy run. All the toys on my list that Toys R Us were supposed to carry, they didn’t. They weren’t out, they didn’t carry them. And the store was a dump. No joy at Target either. That’s enough, hate Christmas shopping. Like Christmas buying. Off to Taco Bell then home to regroup.
Shoulda waited till the 24th ;)
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI