The butterfly effect in action
Was sitting by a hotel pool. Someone left their keys on the outdoor table. The keys looked just like mine. When I packed up my towel and stuff to go back to the room I instinctively grabbed the keys. THEY LOOKED JUST LIKE MINE!
Those poor people (a young couple) went through hours of hell wanting to go home but stranded at the hotel. After a few hours I realized I picked up keys that weren’t mine.
I felt so damn guilty. Went down to the front desk, where the young couple was lingering. Girl had mascara running from crying.
Idiot me told the truth and tried to explain my honest mistake. If looks could kill I got those looks from the couple and the hotel desk guy. I shoulda lied and just said I found them. (SwingJay1)
On and Off
I was working at a school during the summer (so the building was largely empty) and a firm had come in to work on the pipes. This meant that the water had to be shut off. So I was told to check if the water was off by going into a room and turning on a tap. I did, no water came out, and I told them to go ahead.
The firm finished their work, the water was turned back on and everybody went home. The next day, we came back in to work to find the room I had checked the tap in was flooded. Turns out, because no water came out when I turned it on, I didn’t turn it back off. So when the water was put back on it was left running all night. (18650204)
Knocked my phone in the sink whist washing dishes at the place I’ve been staying for the past week.
My bus ticket home was on that phone, home is 300 miles away (IamEclipse)