You know some things just seem to keep calling your name? That’s how I felt recently each time I went to Redbox. There was this movie on the display that I’d never heard of with black actors on the cover. After a day of needing to rest my body, I decided to invest my dollar and check it out. I quickly ran out the door, drove down the street and got the movie. I returned a quick time later. Since it was just a quick trip, I didn’t set my house alarm.
As I walked into the house and closed the door, I heard something crash upstairs. I didn’t know who/what it was so I became nervous. I stood still for a second to listen for more noises. Then I called Milton and in a whisper voice told him what happened. He told me I needed to leave and call 911. Being the stubborn person I am, I told him I didn’t want it to be a false call, especially since I no longer heard sounds. But, I was still scared!
So, what did I do? I set the house alarm and left. I pulled my car out of the driveway and waited. I figured if someone was in the house, as soon as he/she started moving the alarm would go off and my alarm company would notify the authorities. And I waited. And waited. And Milton stayed on the phone, and we waited. Nothing happened.
I eventually went back into the house and walked around upstairs looking for clues of intruders or fallen objects. Nothing was to be seen. I set the downstairs motion detector for the rest of the night for added protection.
The worse thing about the entire night was that the movie was simply horrible!!! I played it all the way through the end although I don’t remember watching most of it.
To make matters worse, the next day at 8:55pm I looked at the clock and realized I hadn’t returned the movie. The last thing I wanted to do was pay an extra $1.20 to keep the movie an extra day. I rushed out of the house and pushed the pedal to the metal to hopefully get to the Redbox by 9:00pm. I (tried) to rapidly insert in the disk, but you know it takes a second to process it. By then all I could do was pray…. and my prayer got answered because by the time I got safely home, I received the glorious inbox stating I was only charged for one day! Hooray!