A Fence – the only thing between me and my holiday

Today, not so long ago, I imprisoned myself at work.

I was working a bit late because I was wrapping stuff up before a two-week holiday, making things ready for my substitute. When I left, I left my keycard so that she would have an easy time getting in to work in the mornings after the first day.

Then I went out the front door, heard it lock itself behind me, and suddenly realised I was stuck.

There is a giant spiked fence around my workplace. Normally this is not a problem, as the huge car-gate is open to as late as 17:00. Now it was 17:10. No problem; the gate can be opened with a keycard.


I started walking around the building looking for someone who could let me out. It seemed totally abandoned, probably due to it being late on a friday. There were a few cars littered about the place, but they could easily have been work-cars not used on weekends.

So I started walking the fence, probing it for weaknesses. There was one place where a pretty tall car was parked close to the fence, but I wanted to avoid dirtying up someones car if at all possible. It was raining.

Another place the fence was a bit lower, and there was a wheeled trash-container I could stand on. But the fence was so wobbly there, I was afraid it would collapse under me as I attempted to jump it.

Finally, at the last corner, I found a place where the fence had a metal bar at an angle that I could climb. I avoided slipping on the rain, jumped the fence, and was free!

As I started walking down the road, a car pulled out of the gate.


Now I’m at home, writing this, about to start making some organic burgers with baked sweet potatoes.

How was your day?

One thought on “A Fence – the only thing between me and my holiday

  1. Pingback: Merry Christmas! | SindrElf

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