I’m sitting at one of those iMacs with the giant screens in the “Community Learning Center” at the top of my dorm building. In my dazed state this morning, I first almost locked myself out of my room, then I actually did upon going back for my key and grabbing my student ID instead, which of course I didn’t realize until I was outside the bathroom door holding dishes to wash and all the relevant supplies. My stuff is now sitting outside my room door, and I have to wait until 9 to be let back into my room. I got locked out at 7:40am.
The whole getting-back-into-your-room system is stupid, really. The East Community Center, the place that issues temporary keys to people like me, is open 9am to midnight. If it’s “after midnight” and the Community Center is closed, you’re supposed to call the Residential Advisor on duty and have them let you into your room. If they don’t answer their phone, you knock on their door. I don’t know if a lot of people tend to get locked out with phone in hand, but I don’t.
Sounds great, cool, whatever. The problem–the RA’s on-duty hours are midnight to 7am, leaving a two-hour gap where you can’t get let back into your room. Two hours!!
Last year, I got locked out at 8am one morning, so I found the on-duty RA (didn’t know about the 7am thing), knocked on his door, and luckily he was kind enough to let me into my room, even though he had just gotten out of the shower and was totally wrapped in a towel when he answered his door. I decided to stretch the rules again today, but when I knocked on the door of last night’s on-duty RA, there was no answer. I’m so grateful I at least took my student ID, because that meant I was able to go have a bowl of cereal in the dining hall and then let myself into this computer place.
I don’t have class until ten this morning, but I had been intending to go to the gym before class. That’s not happening now because I would have had to get into the shower at the gym by 9:30, and now I won’t even GET to the gym before then. I’m tired, though, and this has been a lousy morning, so I might just skip my first class and go to the gym anyway. It’s not like I was going to pay attention today–Jan and I were planning to get some homework done in today’s lecture. I’ll just have to leave him hanging. 😛 I’ll send him a text message about it, of course.
When I woke up, I was tired and I thought “maybe I’ll take a rest day today”. Well, perhaps I should have, because it would have meant sleeping another hour and probably NOT getting locked out of my room. Now, not only am I tired and could have used some extra sleep, but I’m awake doing nothing because I’m not even at the gym. I am definitely going as soon as I get back in my room, man. I will not allow this to ruin my whole day. At least I got a blog post out of it?
Twenty more minutes, foo’.
Edit: I got back in my room, laid down on my bed, and fell right to sleep. I guess my body needed a rest!