Monday, July 23, 2012

Sometimes I'm just not that bright...

I picked up my car at the shop after hours on Friday, after having some minor repairs done.  They had locked the keys in it, and left them under the mat for me.  It was dark and I didn't find the keys easily, so I used my spare set to drive it home, leaving the keys under the mat, temporarily.

Got home, parked, opened the car door, gathered my things, hit the "door lock" button on the door of the car, shut the door, went inside the house...  Remembered the spare set of keys under the mat as I walked into the house, but  I was tired, so I figured I'd just get them next time I went out.

Saturday, I needed to go to the store, but I couldn't find my keys.  I looked everywhere for them, without success.  Finally, in desperation, I called AAA - I figured they could unlock the car and open it, and then I could get the spare set from under the mat, and I'd just find the regular set later when I had more time to search.

AAA arrived very quickly (fewer than 10 minutes!), and the man used his "breaking into cars" tool and opened the door in about 15 seconds flat.

(I must say, I'm not encouraged about my chances if a car thief decides he wants my car... !)

So I opened the car door and what did I find?  Both sets of keys under the mat.  I guess I must have put the regular set under the mat instead of getting the spare set out from under it when I parked Friday night.  And no, I had *not* been drinking!

I don't know what I was thinking with that one...  Sometimes, I'm just not that bright...

8 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

I believe you when you say you weren't drinking. I really do. Really....

Silliyak said...

When you find the keys in the fridge, then it's time to start worrying

Janie Junebug said...

You just reached down and did the opposite of what you wanted. We're getting older (not old), and these things happen. I'm so happy to see a post from you. I've missed you sooooo much.

Love,
Janie

Bella said...

grrrrrl, I thought I was the only one that pulled stunts like that! I had to giggle!

Scope said...

I am a firm believer in something called, "Car Key Gnomes". These evil imps make it their job to hide your car keys on you. That have started doing subcontractor work on cell phones, wallets, public transit passes, etc.

Robert Morschel said...

I'm with @Stephen. Very suspicious behaviour! :)

P.S. Aaron and co have been bundled as a novella which is currently being submitted to literary agencies, so fingers crossed. I'll be sure to send you a signed copy if it ever gets published.

P.P.S. You're welcome to a preview if you like. Just ping me an email.

SkylersDad said...

I have locked my keys in the car several times, but not in a very long time now. This is strange because I forget everything else these days!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Classic...I do stuff like that all the time.

I'm screaming at my kids, asking them where my phone is? Did you see my phone? Only to realize that while i'm doing all this, I'm talking on it....