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Gotta catch....a break in the calendar!

It's 1:30 and we're not one fifth done with a calendar that started at 1. But my day effectively ends when this does. Then it'll be out to see at least Emily. She is working 9 to 3 for the summer. It was supposed to be 10 to 4, but there was a little glitch with that.  On her first 10-to-4 day, when she got to the office, the Overnight Delivery Guy was waiting at the outer door. They get a lot of overnights, so it didn't make sense for her to come in later than the delivery time.

Especially with this guy.

After she signed for the delivery, Emily put in her code to unlock the outer door. It no workee.  Tried again. Still no good. Fortunately, ODG was still there, and he explained. When he couldn't open the outer door, he called the office phone number shown on the airbill. Not by using his phone; not by using any other phone. No, he keyed it in on the keypad for the alarm system.

Repeatedly.

As the spouse of a security system alumna, I can attest to what this does. It does, and did, lock the system so even the correct code would no longer work- and it may have called out to the cops. Em got it sorted before anything stupid happened, but I came to two quick conclusions about ODG's place on the delivery company organization chart:

- putting him behind the wheel of a very large truck: possibly bad.

- not letting him fly the company's plane: very very good.

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We won't be hanging out at the office much, though (barring further breaking and enterings:P). Rather? I may stick a toe into some monster-infested waters:

The kids have been doing Pokemon Go.

Honest, I would never have seen this coming. Even with this year's return of other 90s classics- Ninja Turtles, Fargo, a Clinton Presidency- the return of this cartoon farm to such prominence was just Pokewow.

The cool part is how it's actually encouraging action and exercise away from a single spot. The kids have been getting up at 6 a.m. to go hunting and gathering. And in anticipation of seeing this in real time, I went and downloaded the app to this phone.

Not without a little trepidation, mind. Recent days have brought concerns about just how much data the app is allowed to access, especially on the Google platforms that the app defaults to during the install. So I've gone and added a new account with a name nobody will ever associate with any of my other online lives.

Sincerely,
Boaty McBoatface
(boatfaceymcboat at da g)

 

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tilia_tomentosa From: tilia_tomentosa Date: July 13th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, how did Emily "get it sorted"? I hope at least the ODG didn't really "call the office phone number" in that original way.
captainsblog From: captainsblog Date: July 14th, 2016 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
The owner (or in this case the employee thereof) has an override code- a "safe word," if you will- that identifies them as the lawful occupant and calls off the dogs.

But yeah- I hope ODG gets some remedial training on how to call the office if nobody answers the doorbell.
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