Monday, April 01, 2013

Jokes on me

standing beside my car at 11:15 pm waiting for a locksmith since i decided to lock my keys in the car.

in the ignition.

still running.

good news is i have time to buy and down a sixpack before the guy gets here.

happy april fucking fools to me.


  1. Three or four years ago, I bought my first car with keyless entry, and push button start. In short, the "key" never leaves my pocket.

    Shortly after I bought it, I came out of the grocery store at night. A woman was standing by my car, staring at it. As I approached, she says, "someone left their lights on; I should tell the store." I told her it was my car. And, the reason the lights were on is because the car was still running...

    Over the first three months I owned it, I must have left the car on and running at least 4 times . . . Shocked no one ever stole it.

    So, yeah, I can sort of relate . . .

    1. This is the first time I have ever done something like this.
      I think my brain died at a certain hour last night and everything after that was half-assed and a blur.

      At work I lost my clipboard with all my paperwork - searched my entire department and places I knew I visited and couldn't locate it.
      Then this.

      Fun stuff.
      I need a vacation lol

    2. Um. Didn't you get back from "vacation" !

    3. I live in Vegas so shouldn't ever day be a Vacation?

  2. I have done the exact same thing before. I went to the post office to drop off my tax return at the last possible instant, and I was in such a hurry I locked my keys in the car with the car running.

    The distressing part was the AAA guy unlocked the car with a slim jim faster than I can with the keys. He never even stopped walking, just pulled up in his tow truck, said hello are you xxx as he walked up, unlocked the car with the slim jim and pulled open the door as he passed by, jumped back in his truck and was gone.

    It was then that I realized that the only person being kept out by locking my car door was me.

    1. My guy used some sort of balloon that he wedged into my door and then put a big metal rod through the opening to roll my window down.

      He said it was a good thing my car was running because it was easier to get the window down that it is to unlock the door since there isn't much play to actually hit and press the unlock

  3. You probably could have save the locksmith fee by calling the cops. At least ours all carry slimjims and will unlock for folks w. id. Just make sure that 6-pack isn't out.

    1. Our local cops won't do it for you unless there is a little kid locked in the car or there's a danger of carbon monoxide build up or something.

      Also, I don't think I'd willingly interact with the Las Vegas Metro PD if I could avoid it. (Although I'm not exactly certain if the store Mr. Grrouchie works at is in Las Vegas proper or one of the burbs.)

    2. I work in a good area (to the best of my knowledge) but where this happened - not so much.

      it's not horrible, but it's not great.

      However, I guess that pretty much describes all of Vegas to one degree or another.