Just one of Those Days Fan Response

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Since writing about my experience of locking myself out of my car I have received wonderful slew of responses from readers with similar stories. Here is what they have shared.
"One of my friends locked his keys in his BMW, broke the back passenger window to get in and find out the keys were in his house the whole time."

"i used to lock the keys in my car so much that I "fixed" one of the windows so I could get in any time I wanted."

"it was 30 degrees outside. got in the car and started it, got out to scrape ice off the windshield, went to get back in the car....eh doors locked with car running....just great."

"Locked my keys in my truck while it was running....had to wait in the parking lot for 3hrs while someone brought my spare set.......Oh did I mention it was about 40 degrees and had no jacket?? good times

"Locked keys in the truck at 10pm while it was still running when we were about to get on the road to go out of town... had to wait 2 hours for a locksmith!!! Thank God I hadn't put the dogs in the truck yet!!!! LOL"

"Not only did I lock my keys in my car..I locked my precious niece in there too! And wouldn't ya know I did the same thing when I had my bouncing baby girl two years later! Thank God for PGPD..they don't just bust a cap in people..they rescue kids! :)"

"I locked my keys in my car at a gas station by one of my buddies work in high school. I had gone to visit him but told my parents i was going to be somewhere else. I had to borrow his truck to go to my parents house and get my spare key. needless to say i got caught in my lie and in trouble"

"my story is kinda boring, but this always happened in the mornings during the winter. when someone would go outside to heat their car up and then press the lock key out of routine, get out and shut the doors. thankfully after the first time it happened, my parents got spare keys for the cars so after that it didn't matter. but it happened every winter. always."

"locked my keys in my car while it was running during an ice storm underneath a power line that was going to fall at any minute. had to break in through my truck and rip through the back seat of my car to get in."
At least I am not alone...and, after reading these, I must say that all cars should have a keypad on the driver's side door. Read more...

One of Those Days

Monday, June 8, 2009

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong? Yesterday, it happened to me. I woke up bright and early thinking it would be nice to start the day with a little work out. But after looking at my clock I realized that I had slept about 45 minutes longer than I had planned. After rushing to get dressed, I hurried and made breakfast and headed over to pick up some dry cleaning. Since it was 7 am and I was in a hurry, I neglected to turn off the engine. After paying I was out the door. I had a big day ahead of me. But when I got to the door, it was locked!"Great." I thought. "Now I have to go back into the dry cleaners and tell the lady working that I am mentally handicapped." When I did however, the woman working didn't seem concerned at all. She immediately ran to the back of the store and when she returned she had a tool box and hanger in hand. Before I knew it she was out the door and standing by my car with her tools. What is this freaking Lady MacGyver?

"I really appreciate it, but isn't there a shopping center security guard or something?" I asked.

"No, we can get in. I have done it before."

Within seconds she had a rag and a flat head screw driver and she began to pry back the door. Before I knew it the hanger was inches away from automatic lock. Then, "Click" we were in. I cordially thanked her and left. As I was driving away I wondered how the hell the lady knew exactly how to break into cars. What does she do when she leaves that cleaners?? Then I said aloud, "Who gives a crap, at least I'm headed home." Read more...