My boss sent another text just as I arrived at her house. It read: “The Mayor’s wife ordered a chocolate zucchini bread. She’ll pick it up around 9:15 am. I left a credit card on my kitchen counter. Shop for needed supplies and get yourself something appropriate (not too expensive) for being so kind, gentle and forgiving with Ancel and Axel.” I replied, “Absolutely.” Then I remembered the Mayor’s wife’s box! But, at that moment, I needed to steady myself for Ancel and Axel. There was no room for distraction!
Ancel and Axel live in the basement. They have a unique, highly stylized home with an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and sauna! Unlike wild gorillas, Ancel and Axel tend to sleep in late. I crept down the basement steps; found the freezer and removed two large bins of frozen food. I carefully opened the bins and pushed them in front of their respective bedrooms. Everything was going well until my phone rang. I tried to mute it but it was too late.
I’ve learned to recognize gorilla vocalizations… Ancel and Axel do not like being disturbed. In fact, my boss has a “Do not disturb” sign prominently displayed on the basement door. Their roars sent a shiver up my spine! Needless to say, I ran as fast as I could up the basement steps. Thankfully, I had the wherewithal to slide the credit card off the counter; secure the alarm, and lock the door.
I looked at my phone. Since I didn’t recognize the number, I deleted it. Then I brushed myself off and went to the store!