"Uhh-- oh! I'm so sorry!" I mumbled, slamming shut the door and running in the opposite direction down the hall. I was mortified.
I probably should have shaken it off and accepted it simply as something bound to happen when you choose to live with roommates and figured that she would do the same, but I have a horribly guilty conscience and so instead spent the remainder of the evening agonizing over how embarrassed they must have felt and how awkward it would be to have to talk about it later. I ended up setting my alarm for an hour before I thought she might wake up, just to avoid any uncomfortable conversations. Ridiculous, I know.
So throughout the day I thought and thought about how to broach the subject and what I could do to make it go smoothly. I figured I should do something nice for them to show how sorry I was, so I decided to make chocolate-chip cookies. Just about everyone loves them and I reasoned that even if they were angry with me the cookies wouldn't hurt.
Just as I was pulling them out of the oven and lovingly arranging them on a platter with an apologetic note on my personalized stationary, my roommate walked in the door. My heart rate quickened.
I took a deep breath and then began,
"Whoa. Slow down. What are you talking about?"
"Last night when I accidentally walked in on you guys. I'm SO sorry. I made you cookies to attempt to make up for it."
"Oh! I totally didn't even notice you come in. No worries. The cookies look good though! Nice work!"
Well, it's a good thing I've been freaking out about it for the past 24 hours.
Here's the recipe for I'm Sorry For Walking In On You and Your Boyfriend Cookies:
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 large egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in a large bowl by hand. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. The dough will be very stiff. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. The centers will be soft. Let cool for one minute then remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to finish cooling.
Present to roommate with extensive and apparently unnecessary apology.