A great way to start a new year. It has already given me hints it is not going to be a great year for me. It wasn’t such a big matter. I somehow just got locked outside the office due to some mis-communication. Being left with nothing standing outside was terrible.
Before I went downstairs to pick up my car keys, I told my boss to don’t lock the doors as I am going down a while. Haha.. he thought I asked him to lock up. But I guess the best part was we manage to rub shoulders at the lift. He even asked me if I got my keys. Thinking he was asking if I took my car keys… I said yes only to notice he was mentioning about the office keys when I was turning the office door knob.
I quickly press the lift and try to get him at his parking spot only to notice he has left. I quickly ran to the main exit. I could see his car in front. He was at the junction and stopped. He stopped for quite some time while I was running and waving like some movie scene. I was running and I can feel my feet hitting the ground so hard the veins on my feet is like bursting. I can sort of can see red spots on my feet now.
Anyway… I was that close to his car when I saw his car moving. I was waving and running even harder to chase his car only to see it goes further and further away. One car stopping on the side notice me chasing after my boss car help and honk like no one’s business but it failed to get his attention.
At that moment, I finally understand the disappointment the people in the movie have when they are chasing after a car. The guy who helped me honk my boss asked if I was okay but I was too blank to say anything. As I was walking to the office to check again… I was thinking what I should do? I try to recall any of my colleagues number but I just can’t remember any. None.. not even a single one. It was just numbers… I could remember partially but not the entire number. How useless of me.
I panic to the max and my only shot was my family. I went down to the hotel and asked the restaurant place which we normally have office lunch to borrow their phone. They told me they will secretly help me since they are not allowed to borrow strangers the phone. I know they could see I was panic-ing like crazy and I don’t even know what I was talking. They try to help me get my sister since she is the only one who have house keys and can pick me up. I was instantly disappointed when she off her phone. I was just so frustrated. Where are people when you needed them most? Who could you actually rely on anymore?
They actually ask me if there is any other number I could call but I just couldn’t remember any. I hate myself for hating maths and numbers. I hate myself for being so dependent on the phone book on my cellphone. I hate myself for not taking good care of myself. How could this happen.
I did think of just illegally driving back just like that only to notice 2 police car stopped just right in front of my car park and I totally forgot I didn’t have keys to go home. I seldom goes to my friend’s house as we normally meet somewhere else so… I have no where to head to except to Gigi’s. I did think of driving there.. but the best part… I only think of driving there to get help call someone get me the keys to open the door and get my stuff so I can get home. It never ever cross my head that I could actually crash at her place. Now that I am typing it out… I wonder why that never cross my mind.
As I was walking aimlessly, I remember the people who takes care of the place where I park my car have some of my colleagues number. I quickly ran to the car park and asked if they still keep it. Amazingly they did. I borrowed the uncle’s phone andcalled Adrian but he didn’t pick up. I called and called since he was my last hope.
Desperate for help, I uninvitedly flip the entire phone book only to notice Loh’s number was still there (he stopped parking there sometime ago). And boy am I glad he did pick up. I guess no words can describe how happy I am at that time. He told me he was outside and he din bring his keys. To keep things short, I just ask him to get someone and HELP ME!
I was then waiting for someone to come bring me the keys. As I was waiting many things cross my mind. What if… what if… where…. why…. I was disappointed. Not with anyone else. I was disappointed with myself for being so useless at times like this. I am disappointed with myself for not taking care of myself.
What if I got robbed somewhere else.. no keys, no phone, no parking uncles. Yes, I have been very careless and never ever thought of this question coz I always ASSUME someone will be there to save me when I keep saying contradicting stuffs like I must take care of myself. I was thinking I would be lucky and I won’t run out of luck. Guess what, I get the hint.
I was grateful Loh drop by just to tell me he called someone to bring the keys. He even passed me his extra phone and tell me I could call anyone with it… in case anything happen only to find out there were no names in the phone book. So I practically can’t call anyone coz I don’t recall any number.
Hem.. anyway now that things are okay.. there are lots of stuffs to look in to and think about.