The entrance to the parking garage at my building. Having just returned from running an errand for my boss, I pull up to the gate and swipe my car. The gate doesn’t open. I swipe again. Same result. I push the intercom button for help.
Me: Is someone there? The gate won’t open.
Me: Is the gate not working today? Is there something wrong with my card? It worked this morning.
Me: Could you open the gate for me?
Intercom: (gruff male voice) Pull a visitor’s pass!
Me: (meekly) Ok thank you.
The lobby of the building. I walk to the security desk to check on the status of my card.
Me: Is there something wrong with the gate? It wouldn’t open.
Security Guard: Did you get stuck too?
Security Guard: Some guy was stuck just now and he kept ringing the buzzer for me to open the gate. He just kept ringing and ringing. I wasn’t here so I couldn’t hear him at first, but he kept calling and calling. He was really impatient.
Security Guard: You said your card wasn’t working.
Me: No. It’s fine. Thank you.