In a panic, I realized that I must have left them in the car.
Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.
My husband has scolded me many times for leaving my keys in the car’s ignition. He is afraid that the car could be stolen.
As I looked around the parking lot, I realized he was right. The parking lot was empty, no sign of the car at all.
I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.
Then, I made the most difficult call of all to my husband: “I left my keys in the car and it’s been stolen.”
There was a moment of silence. I thought the call had been disconnected, but then I heard his voice.
“Are you kidding me?” he barked, “I dropped you off!”
Now it was my turn to be silent.
Totally embarrassed, I said to him, “Well, come and get me.”
He retorted, “I will, as soon as I convince this cop that I didn’t steal your darn car!”
Life is like that, unfortunately.
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Hands up if you too have had a mild panic attack and thought you had lost the car keys when out shopping. I know it’s happened to me a couple of times. I have also panicked when I couldn’t find the car, only to later realize that I parked it somewhere else. Fortunately, it’s never been stolen, probably because my cars have never been worth that much.
Any personal stories about lost keys or stolen cars that you would like to share? If so, please leave a comment.