You know what sucks?
Locking yourself out of your room while brushing your teeth, about 30 minutes before class starts.
HEY! GUESS WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!
So not only did I do a /facepalm loud enough to wake up my housemates, the ensuing cursing lasted for a good two minutes as I finished my toiletry.
Once that was done, I put on my extra pair of shoes I always leave outside of my room, and went outside to search for my RA. Happily, I had remembered to put on a pair of pants before leaving my room. Unhappily, everything else I needed was in my room, and needed to get out. I set out to get my door opened, and stepped outside in the cool, not-actually-that-frosty-air.
I checked the RA rooms, and the person on duty wasn’t there. They did, however, leave a pager number. I went to a different, nearby residence building, grabbed the phone at the front desk, and dialed the pager number. I left the extension number as a message. I quickly received a call back, and within the hour I was back in my room.
… 45 minutes or so after my class had started. Grrrrreat.
Upside? She didn’t charge me for the lockout. I must be super cool or something.
Hopefully the rest of today doesn’t knock me out like that. It’s super rude to lock a person out of their room while they’re brushing their teeth ya know.
It’s also super dumb if you do it to yourself. Lesson learned: privacy isn’t worth the annoyance of your room autolocking by accident, causing you to miss a class. Good jearb.
At least after the first two minutes I kept a cool head. I’m getting really good at not huffing arund when things go wrong and staying melancholy about it. No rage, no stress, happy Phil!
Keepin’ it cool,