I have an office at work. Not a cubicle, an office. With a door and a lock. (This line of reasoning is not to make people who work in cubes feel inferior. I’ve had a cube before. At times, I liked it better. and my office isn’t that big and the walls aren’t thick, so we just talk through them to each other. Seriously!)
Anyway, each day when I leave work, I close my door. It’s something I do every day. Grab my stuff, walk out the door, close it. And the door locks when it is pulled closed. This morning when I got to work, my door was wide open. Not just cracked, like I didn’t get it all the way closed yesterday and someone bumped it. Not just halfway open; we’re talking wide open, pushed almost back to the wall.
It’s not trash day. Nothing appears to be disturbed, and as far as I know, none of my team members left me anything in my office. And my office, is pretty neat, so I think I’d notice something missing or disturbed. I’ve asked all the support staff if anyone asked for a key or if they saw if I happened to leave my door open last night when I left. So far, I’ve got nothing.
But I’m thinking all those Nancy Drew books, Forensic Files episodes, and mystery movies have prepared me well for this event. I will sleuth this out.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking I should leave “traps” for the office invader. What do you suggest?