Life Imitates The Terminal

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This morning started off pretty normally: I drove to the office, showed my badge to the guards, scanned it at the door to the workout room to get in there, did my workout, showered, and dressed.

Then things kind of went off the rails. I realized that I'd left my wallet at home, and that threw me for a loop enough that I forgot my coat in my locker when I left the workout room. I passed the guards' desk a few moments later on the way to my cube, and the guard asked what happened to my badge.

D'oh! I'd left it in my coat pocket.

No problem, I'll show them my driver's license and sign for a temporary badge.

That's a pretty neat trick FOR A GUY WITHOUT HIS WALLET!

No problem, I'll just drive home and find my wallet. A minor inconvienience, but nothing serious.

That's a pretty neat trick for a guy WHOSE CAR KEYS ARE IN HIS COAT POCKET RIGHT NEXT TO HIS BADGE!

It was about this time that I realized I was in the same predicament as Viktor Navorski (loosely based on the true story of Merhan Karimi Nasseri). Fortunately, a few moments later a co-worker with workout room privileges came into the building and I was able to get him to bring me my coat.

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