Not everyone is perfect...
My friend and I am living in the same apartment. I, being forgetful sometimes, would forget to lock the door when I leave.
It doesn't happen often (once a month tops), but I guess it happened one too many times for my (little more paranoid) friend.
So I'm at work early today (5:30am), and I received a text at 7am (which I didn't get to read until 9am) which read:
"Um i would appreciated it or at least feel safer if you could lock the doors wen u leave... Donno why u didnt but dont get how u could forget..."
So stupid me forgot to lock the doors again, and I feel bad, honestly!
But then I also feel a bit affronted, since throughout the months we've lived together, she has been saying that she sometimes can't sleep at night, or light noises wake her up, most likely due to a robbery incidence at her house when she was in high school.
I get it.
And I know I'm in the wrong.
But I can't help being forgetful, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who forgets these things.
I don't mean to forget at all. Who does, really?
So I feel a bit defensive when she says she "doesn't understand" how I could forget, like I'm some idiotic moron (which, right now, really does seem like I am *sigh*).
I didn't want to leave her hanging, so I made the brutal error of replying:
"I'm pretty sure I at least locked the bottom (2 locks, and I'm pretty certain I did!)... Sorry, not really enough, but I can't change what hasn't been done"
I meant it in the way that I am sorry, though I totally understand that just "sorry" doesn't cut it. And on retrospect, I feel that my text message might have been misunderstood, since now she's locked in her room, I assume, until 2:50pm, which is when her shift will start.
I'm just wondering what my next step is. I don't know what to do... I just want to make things ok again...