August 02, 2004

I'm Not Immune

Based on the comments from the last post, it seems many of us all have similar stories that revolve around locking keys in cars. Well, I can beat that...

A couple of months ago I was coming back from a morning meeting at a client site. When I got back I found a great parking space in our garage so I parked, grabbed my stuff and headed to the stairwell. But it wasn't quite that simple. When I was about 100 feet away, about to head down the stairs a series of thoughts ran though my head. Without diving into the random and bizarre thought processes in my brain, I'll admit that the radio I heard blaring from a car was indeed from my own car. Upon further investigation, my car was still running. Yes, I'd parked but forgotten the key step in which I turned off the car and took the keys with me.

Doesn't that make you all feel better now?

Posted by Chris at August 2, 2004 08:11 PM
Comments

LOL. Seems it runs in the family, eh? ;)

Posted by: groovebunny at August 2, 2004 08:49 PM

At least you didn't lock your keys in your car while it was running! My older sister did that once a few years ago, when I was still living with her. She was taking my nephew to daycare (a few miles away from where we were living), and it was like 7am or some ungodly hour. All I know is that I was still asleep when she called me.

I had to throw on some clothes and take her the set of spare keys so that she could unlock her doors and go to work. She owed me for that one for a long time. :)

Posted by: Zandria at August 2, 2004 09:06 PM

been there.....except I didn't realize the car was running with the keys locked in it until I came back after two hours of shopping.....thank god for hide-a-keys

Posted by: Casey at August 2, 2004 09:15 PM

Yes.. feel so much better now. ;)

Posted by: Maureen at August 2, 2004 09:30 PM

I, uh, helped break into a Ford Expedition today. For work. But I'm not a criminal!! The owner was right there and was totally appreciative.

Posted by: Casey (Yes, That One) at August 2, 2004 10:13 PM

I did that once. I went to pick up my kids from a sleepover. By the time I got there they were back asleep and I sat and talked with the other mom for an hour or so. I go outside and the keys are in the ignition, the headlights are on and my car is out of gas. Whoops. I thought I was just going to run in and out. Never assume anything I guess.

Posted by: Amy at August 2, 2004 11:44 PM

I got a phone call the other day, it was very early and i had gone to bed very late. I was asked to run out and pick up my aunt, being me i could not say "no". I grab something to wear wake up my sister and make her come with me. I get in the car, turn it on, and just sit there looking at the dashboard. I turn to my sister and say "R is for reverse . . right". She turns, looks at me, and slowly gets out of the car. . Needless to say i drove alone that morning. .

Posted by: trisha at August 3, 2004 12:06 AM

Oooh! nice blog-type-thingy! It's funny how yer find yerself on someones blog by chance sometimes... there i was following a link from a friends page in New Zealand... to some other place (looked a bit chaotic) then i found myself here... love the cat pics... love ALL the pics! Like the writing too... actually i just had to click the link i found to your site, as i'd recently done a post on tha cactus on mine... incredibly rude (English speaking) cactus like you wouldn't believe.

Yr websites an inspiration. (Tchah! And to think i was dead close to giving up blogging recently).

S.

Posted by: The Saturnyne at August 3, 2004 12:52 AM

Heehee.

However, the important question is this: Did you lock the door? Or no?

Posted by: Dawnie at August 3, 2004 08:42 AM

wow. that IS bad. The worst I've done is try to drive with the car off.

Posted by: laura at August 3, 2004 09:26 AM

I've done that before, but you see I realized my mistake right away because the car wasn't even in park yet.

Posted by: Mike at August 3, 2004 10:49 AM

Yes, thank you!

Posted by: GranolaSpice at August 3, 2004 11:28 AM

I did that only it was snowing and sleeting on me and I was in the metro parking lot. I was wishing I had onstar.

Posted by: Pixie at August 3, 2004 12:17 PM

I locked my 4 week old daughter in the car at a children's football game. Had send someone for my sister to watch my daughter thru the window while I borrowed her car to drive to my house to get the spare key. I was freaking out. Thankfully she'll never remember it!!

Posted by: Shelly at August 3, 2004 08:57 PM

I have locked my keys in the car with the car off, with the engine off and the radio running, and with the car on. I think it's a dead heat between the three, but it's possible I've done the car engine running lock thingy twice, which is two times too many.

Posted by: Coleen at August 4, 2004 09:16 AM