Wednesday, May 7, 2008

a hair-raising tale!

Here's how my day started off:

I woke up kinda late (around 6:55), and decided I wanted breakfast. I bought Fruity Pebbles last week, and couldn't wait to have a bowl. I sat down in the living room and turned on the TV to reminisce and watch Saved By The Bell.

Side note: This year marks 20 years since Mark-Paul Gosselaar began playing Zack Morris. Wow.

So, I sat on the couch, and got enthralled in the episode about the Dating Auction (you know, it's the one where the fat girl puts up $100 to go to the spring dance with Zack... irony, no?)

When I looked up, it was 7:18!

Here's some math:
I need 25 minutes to get ready.
I'm supposed to be at work at 8:00am.
I have at least a 45 minute commute.

So... basically, this wasn't gonna work out. :)

When I realized what time it was, I jumped in the shower. I was on the final rinse of my hair when I heard my front door slam.

Another note: My roommate is in OHIO.

My heart sank to my toes. All my fears, ('cause I am a big giant 'fraidy cat) suddenly started to gather momentum to reality.

I was thinking to myself, "just be quiet. Get out of the shower slowly. Don't make alot of noise". Apparently I thought the "intruder" wouldn't have heard me turn the shower off?

All of the sudden I heard, "Jenn... it's ________"

And I immediately slammed the bathroom door 'cause I was naked.

So tonight, I will be changing the locks on both the front and back door.

I know that people have keys to my house, and I don't mind.

But y'all... 7:22 in the morning is NOT THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO JUST COME ON IN.

In the person's defense, they did call me, apparently right after I got in the shower, and then ten minutes later (after they'd left) to apologize for scaring the ba-hootie-hoo out of me. I did text them back, but the damage was already done.

Here are some lessons:

  • If someone doesn't answer your phone call at say 7:22am, give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they can't come to the phone. They could be drying their hair. They could be in the shower. They could be in a coma.
  • If someone doesn't answer ten phone calls over a period of two days, maybe you should call the cops.
  • If someone doesn't answer the phone, let's say at 7:22am, and you have a key to their house, Don't Come In.
  • Unless the aforementioned TWO DAYS has passed. And then you still need to be wary.
I mean, this is the South. WHAT IF I OWNED A GUN????

Thank God I don't. I would probably have hurt myself more than any intruder.

The End.


Staci said...

I am SO with you on the SBTB!! And yes, I know the exact episode! The girl who won Zack wore a blue dress with flowers on it.

Ahhhh...if we could've all gone to Bayside :)

Butterbean said...

Ok, the point about not answering 10 calls over 2 days doesn't really apply to you, does it? =) I have difficulty reaching you for days on end before. I mean, do your cell phones actually work? Or is it me? Hahahahaha!

Jenn said...

Butterbean, you never call ten times in two days. You do call 3 times in a row on each phone, and when I see it, it always makes me think you're messing with me.

besides, if I don't respond (and I'm getting better), you don't mind, as long as I blog.

It's when I don't blog for a week that you get antsy. :)

Pastor Jimmy said...

cool blog!

Bitsy said...

WHO IN THE WORLD would come by at that hour of the morning???? They have definitely NOT been to my house!! One morning a few weeks ago I was walking from my bedroom to the laundry room (actually more like the closet) with narry a stitch on and just as I walked past the garage door, in walks the 12 year old grandson. I don't know if either of us has recovered yet!!!!! DO NOT COME TO NANA'S AT7:00 AM ~ I'm just saying!
Love ya, Bits

Jenn said...

It was a friend who came to borrow a shirt from my roommate...

Aims said...

My grandparents on my dad's side tend to just knock and not wait. They will knock as they are coming in. This drives my mom (and me) insane! What if one of us didn't have clothes or something? Sheesh people!! Knock and WAIT! :-)