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Emily the Felon

January 29th, 2003 · 3 Comments

Okay, not really. I did do some breaking and entering last night, but since it was into my own apartment, I don’t think it counts.

See, usually when I get home from work on Tuesdays, my sisters are already home. So I don’t usually bother bringing my keys. However, yesterday Lisa and Laura decided to drive up to Salt Lake to go to Tio’s, our favorite Mexican restaurant, in celebration of Lisa’s getting 100% on her math test (Go Lisa!). Anyway, they left at about 5, which meant that when I got home at 6 the apartment was locked. And I didn’t have my keys. I was also supposed to pick my roommate up from work just before 7, so she could get home in time for Gilmore Girls; and I wanted to stop at Panda Express on my way. Driving the car would also require keys, however. My first thought was to go to the office and borrow the pass key, but it was closed, and the manager’s apartment was dark. My next thought was to go to my brother’s apartment, borrow his keys to Lizzy, take the car to Panda Express and pick up Jen, who would have her keys with her and be able to unlock the door. But Ben wasn’t home, and he also wasn’t answering his cell phone.

As I pondered what to do, I remembered having opened the kitchen window on Friday night, to air out the kitchen after mopping the floor with an ammonia-based cleaner. I left it unlocked.

So, I took to screen off, opened the window, moved the flour and sugar canisters out of the way, and climbed in.

Now I have to decide if it’s better to leave a window unlocked in case it ever happens again, or whether we should lock them all because it’s so ridiculously easy to get in otherwise.

But the Panda Express was good. :)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Leslie // Jan 29, 2003 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve done that, but then we promptly locked (or wedged in our case) all the windows.

    I’d go for the locking.

  • 2 Eliz/Lou // Jan 29, 2003 at 7:31 pm


  • 3 Emily // Jan 30, 2003 at 4:45 pm

    They’re locked. :)

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