dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Life's Little Problems

A few minutes ago, I was on my way to our swimming pool, and because it's Saturday afternoon, someone was in the statra office. I had recently become a little annoyed when I had to bring both my keys and wallet to visit the hot tub and pool. For eighteen years, I've needed my key ring to lock the apartment door as well as my wallet containing an electronic card. It opens the facilities as well as outside and garage doors. Carrying around all my cards and even a little cash seemed silly and insecure. Jay has a fob on his key ring rather than a card and I thought I wanted one too.

It took only seconds to turn in my card and switch over to a new fob. It was just a matter of changing the numbers on our building's security system. I continued on my way to the pool, struggling to get the new fob on the very tight ring. Oh, no. Wait a minute!

I had my house keys and truck keys together, along with my little knife and USB memory. THAT is why it was easier to have a card my wallet! I could keep the keys in the ignition when leaving and just press my wallet against the security release pad near the exit. I realized I just wrecked my system. Now, I would have to switch off the truck in order to unlock the garage door!

I could have just removed the card from my wallet each time I went to the pool, I thought. This fob would fit in my wallet too but then I'd be no better off than with the card, and in fact the black fob is bulkier and more likely to fall out.

Keys

Okay, so now, I've decided instead to keep my truck keys on a separate key chain. I guess, I often leave the building when not driving and it will now be easy to go swimming with just my keys. Yet from today, I'll have to remember to pick up the truck keys before driving somewhere.

The tiny things in life can be so complicated.


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