I was out shopping one day at the mall and suddenly noticed that the car keys weren’t in my pockets.
In a panic, I realized that I must have left them in the car, so frantically, I headed out of the mall and went to the parking lot.
My husband has told me off me many times for leaving my keys in the car’s ignition as he is worried that the car could be stolen.
As I looked around the parking lot, I realized he was right. The parking lot was mostly empty and there was no sign of our car at all.
I immediately called the police, 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”, I confessed.
There was a moment of silence and I thought the call had been disconnected, but then I heard his voice.
“Are you kidding me?” he shouted, “I dropped you off at the mall!”
Now it was my turn to be silent and although nobody could see me standing there, I hung my head in shame.
Totally embarrassed, I said to my husband, “Please could you come and get me”.
He replied, “Well, I will as soon as I convince this cop that I didn’t steal your darn car!”
Life is like that, unfortunately. Am I the only one who has done something like that? I’m pretty sure I’m not.
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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.