Scene – October, early evening, sun just going down and about 70 degree’s. Me (Idiot #1) the recently discovered nudist notices that the timer driven outdoor lights didn’t go on because I had forgotten to reset it.
Hmm, timer is outside in front of the house in a surburban neighborhood, no fences anywhere and I live in a cul-de-sac. Hmmmmmmm, quick look, no one around…hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…neighbors right next to me are gone, neighbors across the way live in their back yard, and the other neighbors we don’t speak to…heck with it. It’s right outside the door, NO ONE is around I’ll just step outside real fast, change the timer and no harm done right? Right.
Open door, step though, close door because inside lights are on and I don’t want to provide a detailed shadow to my clueless(about my lifestyle anyway) neighbors. Adjust timer, lights will pop on in 5 min. Fantastic. Open the door…jiggle handle…jiggle handle furiously…invent swear words while feelings of overexposure set in.
Quickly look around while trying to remember if we actually bought the spare key and had the presence of mind to set in outside somewhere for similar, but clothed emergencies. NOPE! Still on the counter. Fantastic. Quick mental review of open doors…back door, open…no fence surban setting, (did I mention I lived on the corner of the cul-de-sac?) to far to walk, garage car door closed but for some reason, walk thru is cracked open.
The garage door is open. Fantastic. I’ll just quicly walk over that way and AS I TURN AROUND, my next door neighbors drive up in the van AND my neighbors across the way who live in their back yard walk by on the sidewalk with their dog.
Fantastic. “Um….hi?” said while doing my best run while not running into the open garage.
Nobility is not a birthright, it is defined by one’s actions.