Back in the beginning of 2014 I joined my church's Welcoming Committee and took charge of designing slides to advertise for parish events. Originally the slide shows ran on a TV placed in the church vestibule. Last September they installed two additional monitors in the Parish Center and asked me if I could start putting slides there, too.
Each Saturday afternoon I'd go and swap out the previous week's flash drives for new versions. It didn't take me long to figure out when the buildings would be open and I timed my visit accordingly. There was always something going on in the Parish Center--volleyball games in the fall, then basketball season kicked in after the holidays. However, one Saturday in late April when I arrived the Parish Center was locked up. The sports activity had switched to the baseball fields.
I was looking forward to seeing how well the keys worked, but the first week the janitors were working in the buildings and had them open. The next week, though, I was able to let myself into the locked doors, which made me feel very important.
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