I thought it would be lovely to have breakfast on my new balcony this morning. I grabbed my cell phone and a pack of blueberry pop-tarts and stepped out onto the balcony, closing the door behind me so bugs wouldn’t get in. To great confusion it sounded like the door had locked behind me though... I set my poptarts down and tried opening it. It doesn’t open. I try the other side. It’s not opening either! Why would someone make a balcony door two flights up that automatically locks from the inside when it closes?!
So there I was. My first day in my new apartment and locked out of it. I wanted to enjoy my new balcony and I guess I was going to whether I liked it or not.
I realize I can’t climb down so I call a nearby friend. I tell him I can jump but it’s 2 stories up so there’s a chance of breaking a bone. He started heading over from his house and he says he’ll ask the doorman for an extra key. The doorman isn’t replying though so he says he’ll try breaking in. Before he can get to my apartment door I see the apartment next to me doesn’t have a window as it’s still being constructed. I contemplate making a flying leap from my balcony and into other apartment when I hear someone inside my apartment.
While laughing and unlocking the balcony door my friend tells me that if he even tried doing this on purpose to himself he wouldn’t even be able to as something like this could only happen to me!