Local man locked out of office
By Chris Giblin
A telecommunications worker was denied access into his office building Monday morning despite swiping his worker ID card through the scanner several times.
Gregory Anson, 41, who has worked at Sennotech for seven years, was left in a state of utter frustration from the situation.
“That was not what I needed that morning,” he said. “It was too fucking cold out and I was already five fucking minutes late. I hate this job.”
After his initial denial, Anson tried swiping his card using several different variations, starting at moderate speed, then going extremely fast, and then going really slow. None of these came to any avail.
“I don’t know what it was,” he said. “I’ve never had a problem getting in before. I guess this is the appreciation I get for wasting seven fucking years of my life here. I could have taken that internship in L.A., but no, I needed the money…”
Anson proceeded to bang on the glass door of the office building and yell at the security guard to let him inside. This brought about no reaction from guard Albert Gutman, who continued to sip his coffee and play minesweeper on his computer.
“By standard policy, I’m not allowed to open the door for anyone,” he said. “Besides, I was going for the high score.”
Sennotech regional manager Brett Kearney said Anson’s problem is almost certainly due to the fact that he never got his ID card renewed for the new security system, which was unveiled Monday.
“I sent out emails to everyone and mentioned it in a few meetings, too,” Kearney said. “I don’t know how anyone could have slipped through the cracks, but it looks like Greg found a way to do just that. He seems to be ‘that guy’ a lot.”
Anson eventually made it into the building after nine minutes of swiping his card, when coworker Brian Holden let him in using his new ID card. Anson said a quick “thanks” and stormed into the building.
Chris Giblin is a sophomore TV-R major. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.