I’ve locked my keys in my car exactly four times in my life, the most recent time being yesterday. I’m telling you, Triple-A is awesome, but more about that in a second.
The first time I locked my keys in my truck I was about 25-years-old. It was winter time, the snow and sleet from the night before had completely encapsulated my truck. I went out that morning and managed to break my way in. I started my truck to let it defrost and for some reason locked it before I headed back inside to continue getting ready for work. After I’m done getting ready I head back out to my truck. It’s locked. What the heck. I called a work buddy to come pick me up. After I get to work I find the maintenance guy and send him to my place. He’s able to pop the hood and disconnect the battery cables in order to turn the truck off. He then jimmy’s the lock and brings my keys to me.
The second time was the first, and only, time that alcohol was involved. I don’t really remember much about this one. At this point in time, I was driving a 1997 Chevy Blazer. I parked at the bar, left the keys in the ignition and dumped my spare key in the cup holder. I went in and proceeded to get muffed up. When it was finally time to go I had to enlist the help of a friend to break in with a coat hanger. When that didn’t work a farm boy came along and saved the day.
The third time I already wrote about, here. Check it out.
The most recent time happened yesterday. I had to go home for lunch so my wife could go pick up a prescription. After I got back to work I decided to make a phone call before I headed up to my office. I shut the truck off, pulled the key out, but not all the way. I made my phone call then headed up. Before I shut the truck door I noticed the seatbelt was hanging out and almost stopped myself. I didn’t though…and nervously walked up to my office. I texted my wife and told her what I had just done. Remarkably, I had just found my Triple-A card before leaving home. After asking around the office to see if I could find some help I remember about Triple-A. I called and they came and saved the day, piece of cake.
Moral of the story? Ride a bike everywhere you go.
What are your most recent car troubles? Ever lock your keys in your car?
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