Monday, March 10, 2008

The Nightmare Is Just A Phone Call Away


"Uh, yeah?"

"Mom! What's the combination number for my locker?"

"What's your lock combination?"

"My combination number, yeah."

"How should I know?!"

"You bought it!"

"I don't know what the combination number for your locker lock is!"


"Doesn't your homeroom teacher have it written down somewhere?"

"Yeah, maybe."

I had recurring nightmares about being late for class, and wandering around the halls naked trying to remember my locker combination. It's a little frightening when the stuff of my unconscious- twilight- zone meets reality, even vicariously. 


  1. That is scary!

    The lock always has a final and relatively easy solution - a bolt cutter or a hack saw. I wonder if schools keep such things around for this type of emergency?

  2. When I was in school the homeroom teacher always had the combinations written down, just in case. Hopefully it'll be the same still!

  3. Just hope your kids stay fully dressed even if they forget their lock numbers !