I am the assistant manager for an HVAC repair company.
A few weeks ago, the manager told me that he was going to be out of town all week and I was going to be responsible to open the shop in the morning.
I’ve been working the afternoon and evening shift for many years and that is mostly due to the fact that I am not a morning person. I find it extremely difficult to get up before 9 a.m. and still have a smile on my face. I was happy that my boss gave me plenty of time to prepare for the early morning hours. Unfortunately, a whole night of sleep didn’t help me remember to grab the keys to the HVAC repair shop this morning. I’m not used to having the keys, because I usually come to work in the middle of the day. I drove 30 minutes to the HVAC repair shop and then I remembered that I forgot the keys on the front counter. I drove all the way home. At least I avoided traffic on the way out of the city. Unfortunately, it still took me awhile to get back. Several repair technicians were waiting outside the shop when I finally arrived with the keys to the building. Most of them weren’t surprised, but a couple of guys were aggravated to stand outside in the cold and wait for me. I got the guys pizza for lunch and that helped ease the tension. I’m going to need to do better tomorrow. I can’t afford to buy lunch everyday because I’m forgetful.