|Montel enjoying the outdoors for a brief period of time.|
I messaged my SiL and asked if we could dump Monsieur Montel at their abode for the day. She readily agreed and asked if I had the code and the keys. Yup. I did.
Nope. I did not.
Well, I had the keys. And technically, I thought I had the code. But, in this day and age, everything has a code and my brain has limited remembering capacity. I mean, I know the home phone number of parents of a client of mine from 15 years ago and I know the addresses where one of my homeless guys has lived over the years, but my SiL's alarm code? TOO MUCH FOR BRAIN TO HANDLE.
I took Monty (who btw knows something is up and is not pleased with it, thank you very much) for a car ride. We got into the house well enough and then I punched in the code. Nope, that's our house's code. Try again. Nope. Try again. Nope. Wait, I know it. Nope.
And again and again until the alarm started shrieking. Now, Maddy (Monty's mom and SiL's dog) makes a break for wherever she feels safe because WHAT IS THAT NOISE? and Monty stands and looks at me expectantly, knowing I will fix it because that is what humans do.
To be fair, I've been working nights, had a migraine of epic proportions, and had slept 2 1/2 hours. But that's not the point. I have completely forgotten the number. Entirely. Gone.
Then the house phone rings. I run, grab the phone, and answer it while desperately trying to get The Guy on the phone. I reach his mother and beg for the code while I accidentally hang up on the Alarm Systems people. I am sure the police will attend immediately and arrest me.
I haven't even showered and I'm going to go to prison.
My MiL tells me the code, I enter it, and the house goes blissfully silent but for the ringing in my ears. No wait. That's the Alarm Company calling back. I talk to him and explain what happened. He asks for my name and then explained I would have to tell him the code I just entered so he would know it wasn't a fluke.
You think I could remember it? Nope.
Please make me a cake with a file in it. My hearing is next week.