This frivols tale of woe began with a desire to save time….on my way home from work I stopped in at the local farmers market to dro off two rentals before 6. It was the simple task of placing the DVDs on the counter, so I parked leaving the car running, made a mental note "don’t lock the doors cause that would really suck", ran into the store, placed the DVDs on the counter. All this took place in a matter of moments, oh I was saving time. Ran back to the car, pulled and the handle and low and behold it was locked. Never underestimate the power of a well-formed habit, while I was thinking don’t lock the car I locked it cause that’s the first thing I do every time I open my car door.
AHHH! Keys are locked in the car and its still running. Oh! the spare keys….are in the house and the house is locked and the house keys are now locked in the car. I can call some one for help. But my phone and address book are locked in the car.
I decided walk home hoping another tenant could help. It is only about a 10-minute walk, not bad. My neighbor is home and lets me use her phone but neither of us could remember the supers number. That was hit in miss for awhile till we remembered the agency and were able to get her cell number. She wasn’t there. Left a message. Tried a local garage there was no answer. Angie got back to me but didn’t have her apartment keys on her but she did help by finding me a good towing coming. Almost an hour later I was back in my car and on the road. Oh the cost of saving time:
Movie Rentals: 4.99
Tow Truck Fees: 34.00
An Adventure in Frustration: Priceless