A husband says to his wife, “Did you have a weapon?” What year is it:
D) Any of the above
The correct answer is D, Any of the above. Let’s explore! In 1819, women needed to protect themselves and their children from Indians or wild animals while their husbands rode into town to procure supplies for the winter.
Upon arrival in California, I check into my hotel, scan the mattress for bed bugs (I know, but you have to check the beds now because of the rampant infestation that is sweeping across America), and lock the door. I thought I also checked the lock on the door to the adjoining room, however, at around midnight, I am no longer certain that I checked that door. Why? Because I am jarred out of my deep sleep by a scraping mechanical sound, as my next door neighbor unlocks the adjoining room door and bolts into my room. WHAT? You can’t do that! I don’t really remember what happened next because I can’t see without my glasses, and my body was overtaken by a tsunami of adrenaline. What I think happened next is that I embraced my inner Linda Blair and screamed at the top of my lungs, “GEEEEEEEEEET OOOOOOOOOOUT” . Amityville Horror meets San Ramon Marriott.
If the perpetrator was indeed meaning for my calamity, they changed their mind pretty quickly and pulled the door shut. If the intruder was a confused hotel guest who somehow just managed to open the wrong door, well, I’m sorry but I am pretty sure they are dead, of fright. Hotel security came and got me a few minutes later to escort me to a safer room. Amazingly I was able to get back to sleep and arise fresh for my meeting the next day.
So my answer to the question of, “did you have a weapon?” was, “no”, and Sergeant Major husband has a special one-on-one class planned for me this weekend. It’s called, “how to turn a drinking glass into a weapon in three seconds or less”. Oh My!