THE BREAK IN
Today started out as a really good day. I woke up energetic as usual, got dressed for work and left for work. I got to work pretty early as usual - I like to be punctual. Everything seemed okay until it was time to open the office.
The office is part of the many offices in a mall, so basically everyone has their space. I was ready to insert my keys to open the door when I noticed the door was already open.
It was like an electric shock went through my body at that moment and I asked myself did I leave the door unlocked yesterday, since I'm always the one who locks the office. But I remember securely locking it myself, I never make that mistake.
On closer look I noticed there's been a break in, the sign of forcible entry was obvious because the keyhole was gone. I went into the office in a panic state and noticed all the laptops were gone! My corner has been ransacked, same as that of my other colleagues.
In the same panic state I called my senior colleague to tell her what had happened and was on my way to tell the management of the mall when I noticed other people were there too. We weren't the only ones affected. Everyone was asking the same question. Where were the security men?
After they were able to calm everyone down, the management informed us that they had called the men that were on duty last night and they were on their way back to the mall.
When they arrived they said no one out of ordinary entered the mall last night and they noticed my office door was open at night but thought we forgot to lock the door, so they didn't think much of it. However, they documented their findings just in case.
After a while, they called me and some others to go to the police station to give a formal report of the incident. Since I was the one who noticed what had happened in my office, I had to be the one to give the official statement on behalf of the branch.
I can't begin to say how irritated I was as to how the policemen took the whole case with levity, we practically had to pay them to take our formal statement. The sheer incompetence was disgusting but that's a story for another day.
After we were done writing the statements I left them to go attend to some of our clients since I was the only one at the office and they didn't take the old desktop, so I had to work with that - it made my work pretty slow but I didn't have a choice.
I ended up leaving the office pretty late since I had to juggle between recounting how I met the office open every time they inquired and attending to impatient clients. I got home not quite long and I'm exhausted. The story continues on Monday.
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