Every morning this week I’ve been able to park right in front of the AffinityPlex when I roll into Evraz Place for another day of broadcasting. However, getting a good parking spot doesn’t guarantee that I’ll get into the building any quicker, as I learned yesterday morning.
I arrived at Agribition yesterday morning just before five. I packed up all of my gear from my vehicle, including a nice hot coffee, and made my way to the front doors of the AffinityPlex. Unlike the previous mornings, there was no security guard to meet me and let me in. Usually, that’s not a problem. Security knows that we’ll be arriving early and usually there’s someone there to meet us. Yesterday, there was no one.
I freed up one of my hands and started banging on the front door. Everything is glass, so if anyone inside hears some banging, I’m easy to spot. I didn’t see any security, so I went over to the side doors and started kicking the door with my foot, figuring that would be a little louder and a lot more noticeable than a pounding from my hand. Still no luck.
Back to the front door I went. Still nothing. My constant banging seemed to be an exercise in futility, but that didn’t stop me from doing it anyway. All I kept thinking about was the fact that 5:30 might roll around and I wouldn’t be anywhere near our broadcast booth. It’s tough to do a radio show when you’ve been locked outside of the building!
Finally, after 15 minutes, a security guard sauntered over to the door to let me in. He didn’t hear my constant banging, he just remembered that he had to be at that door to let me in. I wish he would have remembered that little morsel of information about 15 minutes sooner!
At least it wasn’t minus 20 outside!
Always a silver lining!