BMD: An acronym of my own creation that stands for "Brief Moment of Duh."
It doesn't take much to suffer a BMD, and it doesn't take much for a BMD to become a major inconvenience. They're usually good for a laugh, and today's BMD is no exception.
I work in a locked room--locked for the protection of those within. When I work in the morning, there's another person in there working with me. We each have a set of keys to the room, but they're not our keys. We get them when we punch in. My co-worker left the room for a moment and I continued working. A few minutes later, he call me from the hall and said he left his keys in the room.
I left the room in a hurry... I didn't want to leave the poor guy in the hallway. I opened the door and he thanked me.
"I can't believe I left my keys in there," he said.
"It's okay. Perfectly understandable." I knew something he didn't know, but I was reluctant to spill it. I had committed my own Brief Moment of Duh.
"Are you going to open the door?"
I shook my head. "I would," I said by way of explanation, "but I left my keys in there when I came out to get you..."
I'm glad I'm the one who writes the books!