Monday, June 13, 2011

Double trouble

I locked my keys in the car today. I went to the public library after work and thought I would only run in for just a minute, so I left my purse in the car. and as soon as I slammed the door, I knew what I did. I leaned in to look in the window and there were my keys, dangling in the ignition. Damn it.

I went inside and dropped off my books and then went outside to call Daddy-O and Mac. Guess what? Daddy-O doesn't have a spar set of my keys. Mac's were the one's in the ignition- and my purse was in the backseat.... with MY keys in it. Well, shit!

Daddy-O showed up with a coat hanger and we attempted to pop the lock which didn't work, of course. A woman in the car next to me said the police in our town don't pop car locks any more.

I had one option left. At one time, ITSam had a key to my car and I had never got it back. So, I called him. Yeah.

He came with a key and it didn't work. WTF? He was as shocked as I was. We walked back to his apartment and hunted around and couldn't find another one.

I broke down and finally called a locksmith. He's a guy I know from my dad's church, and is one of my dad's closest friend. He's such a nice guy and I have a great deal of respect for this man. So, I called him and he came to the library.

In about 10 minutes he had it unlocked. Just a few swipes and I was in!

And because this guy is a friend of my fathers, it was free. I cried and hugged him.

Some days are good and humanity is good.



sam said...

Hi Maggie,

I have roadside assistance on my auto insurance. It added about $20 a year to my policy. You might check with your company to see what they offer. It has saved me several times!

Glad that guy helped you out!


Bragger said...

I'm glad it had a happy ending. I once locked my keys in the car.... with it RUNNING. And oh yeah.... It was the day I told the asshat I was married to at the time that I was leaving. Guess whom I had to call to bring me a key?

Curley said...

I could tell you that ever since husband got locked out, he keeps a copy in his wallet. But that wouldn't help you much. Glad you were able to get it all unlocked.

Jimmie Earl said...

I really dont think Locksmith helped you out because he is a good friend of mine. He is just that kind of person. He's good, honest, very caring and a good Christian. It is a privilege to know him and have him as a friend.