Ever have one of those days? One of those
moments? Favoring pockets instead of a
purse, I am wont to put keys, cards, and
other such in my pockets. But which ones?
And where? Recently I locked myself
out of my vehicle with the fob ensconced in
a bag inside. No pockets this time. Luckily I had
just purchased food for dinner. Went back
inside to borrow a cell phone from a pleasant
employee. I let my husband know my dilemma.
He arrived to the rescue. Early dinner in
mid-afternoon! How could I avoid this again?
Well, I didn’t have long to wait. Planning to
run errands, I inadvertently left my fob
inside the house in a pocket! No problem.
I punched in the garage door pin on the number
pad. BIG problem! It did not work! Things
went from bad to worse. Another BIG problem:
my cell phone was inside the locked vehicle.
Fob to the vehicle in the locked house. In a pocket.
Locked out of the house on a cold and rainy
day in the upper 40s, I walked next door and
borrowed a cell phone and called my husband.
Left voice mail. Maybe he did not recognize who called?
Now what? Crossed the street to another neighbor.
They allowed use of their phone too and
this time I reached my husband and asked
if he could come home for lunch. Leaving
work, he arrived to the rescue me once more.
See the pattern here? Now our garage
door opener was not communicating with
our vehicle openers. It’s a miracle my
husband is still communicating. We await
a service call from the garage door place
next week. Short of burying something
underground, what is the solution to
avoid future mishaps? My neighbors
regaled me with their stories of similarly
misplaced keys and of locking themselves
out as well. We pondered where to keep
spare keys/fobs. Under the front mat?
Under a flower pot? Surely others have
found better solutions. Breaking a window
was not an option since I could not have
crawled in. Even phoning AAA would not
have allowed access to the house. Just the
vehicle. Annoyed and wondering at our
end of the pond this week. Laugh or cry?