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Three men turned their heads in Brian’s direction, but not the fourth.
“Sir,” Brian said again. “I need to see your badge.”
This time, the man turned around. The others kept walking. Their need to clock in on time outweighed any curiosity they had.
“I’m sorry.” The man made a motion as if searching his pockets. “I know it’s here somewhere.”
“Maybe you left it in the car.”
The man continued to search each pocket.
“No, I’m sure I didn’t.” The search of his pockets was fruitless.
Another couple of people arrived at the gate and Brian waved them through when he spotted their badges. Everyone had to have a badge.
“I know where it is,” the man said. “Can I go get it?”
“That might be a good idea,” Brian said, hopeful to have the situation resolved quickly.
The man turned and walked toward the entrance of the building.
“Wait, sir!” This time, Brian grabbed him by the arm. “I can’t let you go inside without a badge.”
“But you said I could go get it.”
“Yeah, but I didn’t say you could go inside.” Brian could feel the tug as the man kept moving closer to the entrance.
“I’ve got to go inside to get my badge. I left it in my desk.”
“I can’t let you do that sir,” Brian said. “You’ve got a couple of options here. You can either leave or you can show me your driver’s license so I can give you a temporary badge.”
“If you’ll let me go inside to get it, I’ll be right back out. It isn’t very far.”
“No, you can either leave or you can show me an id.”
“But it’s right inside the door. I’ll show you.”
“No, I can’t do that. I’ve got to stay here.”
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