Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yes, Officer! This Is My Car!

I remember reading somewhere the the average driver locks the keys in the car twice during his/her lifetime. Well, I would like to announce that I have so far done this three times in the four years that I have been driving. I always knew I was more than average, but this is proof!

The first time I did it was my freshman year in college. Rome was going to school in Philly at the time and I drove down in my Buick Lesabre from Reading to see him for the weekend. One of the security guards on his campus was going to help, but started giving me a hard time because I didn't have proof of ownership. I told him it was in the car, but apparently lots of eighteen year old girls try to steal 1994 Buick Lesabres at that campus. He just kept nodding as if he had heard the story before.

The other two times were both this year, both during the school day, and both when I had taken Nyquil the night before. Coincidence? Perhaps. I'm not really sure. All I know is that I'm going to have to think of a clever way to make that $56 back. Damn Locksmith.

In all fairness though, it could be worse. When I was 4 months old my mother locked me in the car while it was running. I guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree.


Lorraine said...

My son is notorious for this. We have even had to call AAA when he was parked in our driveway. Sorry, I don't know the cure.

Paige said...

I did this just last week. I have a terrible problem with it.

The husband though has been locked out of the truck by the dog before, with it running. that is embarrassing. Even worse, by the time the two truck showed up, the dog had unlocked the door!

Queen Bee said...

It's good to see I'm not the only one.

@Paige: That is too funny! Didn't even know that was possible.

Joanie M said...

I don't think I've ever locked my keys in the car. (knocking wood)

Did you go to Penn State Berks for a while?

Just Meee~ said...

why not get one of those magnetic boxes that you hide your entry key and it fastens itself under your bumper or under wall near your driver's side door... you lock your keys INSIDE... you can find your FIND A KEY and at least open your vehicle... look in hardware store... you will never have to spend the $56 again... but next time send ME the $$$$... cauze I've just saved your buttttttt.

Julia said...

Reading??? What a small world! That's where I live!

Queen Bee said...

@Joanie: I went to Berks from September 2005-May 2007 (sometimes I think I liked it there better, but I still get to visit since my roommates live down the road)

@Mee: I didn't even know they existed! I will definitely invest and send you a check when it saves my ass! (which will probably be in a month or so)