Yesterday I was meeting a friend for supper and drinks in Seoul. Before taking the 1-ish hour commute, I locked up my classroom and went to the washroom. I hoped on the bus and took a transfer to the intercity bus leading to my destination.
After supper and a few drinks, I got on the bus home. Around 11:15, I was at my apartment but something was wrong. I didn’t have my keys. I couldn’t get into my apartment.
I tried to retrace my steps, but I couldn’t think of where I lost them. There was a chance that every time I reached into my bag to get my wallet, they got caught and fell on the ground. There were 4 places they could be. Terrific. I called my boss at 11:15 to see if he could reach my landlord to unlock my door. I’ve got a spare key, but it’s on my dinning table. Inside my apartment. My boss tried to reach my landlord, but couldn’t. He ended up calling a locksmith. In Korea, getting a locksmith to come to your house at 11:45 (at night) and doing his job costs 30 000won (about 30$). I might not know the price of things in Canada, but this seems to me like it’s an amazing deal.
So I got into my house a little bit after midnight and went to bed.
Since I had that spare key, I locked up this morning and went to school, a bit embarrassed and very tired.
Then, I went to the bathroom, and what did I find? My keys. Yeah, my keys were dangling on the empty toilet paper holder, where I had apparently left them yesterday. I was relived to find my keys, but a bit (very) embarrassed that I totally forget where I left them
And that, my friend, is not my brightest moment.