Friday, May 6, 2011

Problem Solving

The other night CA Cop and I did a vehicle swap that resulted in him forgetting his house keys.

I. Lock. Up. Every doorknob, every deadbolt, every latch, and I top it off with the motion detector on our alarm set and active.  This eventually lead to CA Cop staring up at his house at 3:00 AM while his family was locked tightly inside engulfed in peaceful slumber.

This was his process: He texted. He called. My vibrating phone didn't have the ability to wake me up after what seemed like a week of sleepless nights. I was finally in dreamland. Then I heard it, the tapping at my window. My second story window, mind you. Over and over. I jolted out of bed and tried to figure out where the sound was coming from and how. It was clear that it was an intentional disturbance.  I instinctively reached for my phone and saw the two text notifications and a missed call.  Even in my delirium the puzzle pieces came together quite rapidly.  I called my stranded prince and ran downstairs to unlock the castle doors. He met me at the door with a closed lip grin and I planted a kiss on his cheek.

He told me that when he got into the backyard below our windows he looked around at our landscaping rocks then up at the target window.  He just didn't feel that hurling the solid rock at our unsuspecting window would result in the outcome he was hoping for.  He remembered that he had a bag of almonds he was snacking on in the car.  The almonds became his ammunition of choice as they were fired up at the double pane glass.  They made the perfect amount of noise without risking the integrity of the window.

Its not every night one gets the luxury of waking up to flying almonds.....At least he's a problem solver, right?


  1. The man can think on his feet - a useful trait in a cop!

  2. I thought it was pretty clever too. I can't say that I would have thought of almonds.