Monday, November 24, 2008

rental property intrusion

my hub and i saw this huge, beautiful, old, brick, warehousey, industrial, yet refurbished apartment building. it was for sale but we did not have an appointment with our realtor for an official showing. i wanted to see it so badly at that very moment so i began climbing some wooden structure attached to the outside. i found a way into the building and saw that there were about 7 apartments and the hallway was vaulted, so i could see down a few stories to a lobby where some hipster guy was at a desk. i worried that he'd see me in the building. i came upon a tenant who invited me into her place. she also gave me keys to another apartment so i could sneak in. i left her place and suddenly felt really paranoid about breaking in, realizing i could be charged with attempted something-rather. i thought, not only could i ruin my reputation in the income property world, but also i could lose my day job if i was charged with a crime. i had to be really stealthy about my next move, as i was in the building, unauthorized, and could still get caught. i hemmed and hawed about going back to give the girl the keys she gave me, as giving them to her would be evidence that i had someone else's keys (?). i reluctantly decided to go back to her apartment and hope for the best. i gave her the keys and a pair of baby shoes from her apartment but then took the baby shoes back and told her that, no, those actually weren't hers. for some reason i thought that the baby shoes would be solid proof of my crimes. i knew it was flakey to give them to her, acknowledging that they were hers, and then take them and backpedal on my story, but she didn't question it.

when i somewhat-awoke, i felt relief to realize that this was only a dream and that i was not truly in any criminal trouble.

5 comments:

Reem Tara said...

I love how much you thought about your job and consequences...so conscious!

And the baby shoes detail? So weird...

Mindlab said...

I've often had dreams where I woke and the consequences of the dream (criminal activity, for instance) have carried over in my consciousness. Its always weird when you shake that feeling off and return to this reality.

SophisticatedBrew said...

Sounds like you have some very strong ethics.

jx said...

aw crap! reem! tell them i'm not a goody-goody!

Reem Tara said...

Hahaha! Jess is a total badass...illegal shit EVERYWHERE. In fact, I think she stole my billion dollar bill I had in me pocket. Give it back, Jess!