Before the school year began, we subs were informed that for our assignments we'd be given "a socially distanced work location on site". Translation: we'd be working out of the teachers' classrooms.
When I went to check in last week, half the staff was missing from the front office. (Two of the four were gone.) Why? Because their children had been exposed to the virus at their daycare (via the district), so they were isolating. One of them was the person I check in with.
So, I got to check in with the sub for the sub desk.
And everything was in disarray because the power had been knocked out (due to high winds).
The sub for the sub desk went in search of keys for me. Usually when we check in, we get a key to the classroom and a key to the restroom. The adult restrooms remain locked. The students have a tendency to trash theirs.
For reasons (which I know, but are way too complicated for the length of this post), the "sub keys" are configured so that each classroom key is already attached to a restroom key. However, the sub for the sub desk could only find me a key to the classroom.
The way the campus is configured, not having a restroom key was going to be a problem for me. But not to worry, she wasn't considering not giving me a restroom key.
So, I suggested she give me the key to another classroom. It wasn't like another sub would need it, and I was just going to use the restroom key on that chain, anyway.
Solution found, and I was on my way.
As happens, later that day I needed to use the restroom. So, I pulled out the proper key. Fit it into the lock. But, nothing.
I double checked the key. It was the right key. I played with things a bit.
Then I realized the problem. The restroom was unlocked.
I mean, it's not like there are kiddos on campus to mess with the restrooms now.
So, all that, and I didn't need the key at all. Sigh.
(To be fair, the prior day, that restroom had been locked. And all the other staff bathrooms have been consistently locked. So, this was a new development.)