My brother and sister-in-law and two kids were getting here at two in the morning. A big debate ensued: Would we leave the door unlocked so that they could come in and make themselves at home, or would we lock the door, hide the key, and tell them where it was? Actually, getting up on purpose at that hour wasn’t even an option. We went back and forth for days and right up until the last minutes before going to bed that night.
My husband thought it would make him nervous to leave the door unlocked. He was sure he wouldn’t be able to go to sleep, even though it would just be unlocked for a couple of hours. Okay, okay, he finally decided to leave it unlocked. He got out of bed to unlock the door just before falling asleep. When he came back in the room, I asked, “So you did unlock the door, right?”
“Yes,” he answered and was fast asleep in two minutes flat.
At about two fifteen in the morning I woke up to the phone ringing. “Jason, Jason,” I pounded on him. “The phone is ringing!”
He jumped out of bed and ran to get the phone. Then I heard the door opening and people coming in. Several minutes later he came back to bed. “What happened? Wasn’t the door unlocked?” I asked.
“No. You think someone came in the house and locked it behind them?” he asked, beginning to get a little worried.
“No. I doubt that!” I laughed
“Well,” he said, “I must have gone back and locked it after I unlocked it.” I had a laughing fit! That was so like my husband. He is compulsive about keeping the doors locked, checking them several times each night. I laughed so hard I couldn’t go back to sleep. We couldn’t even leave the door unlocked when we tried!