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post #1 of 9
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I don't think my brain woke up with me this morning. I stopped by Blockbusters at 8 am to drop off a DVD. I pulled up out front, left my car running and LOCKED my keys in the car.

Luckily, some people were at the Boston Market next door. I knocked on the window, gesturing that I needed a phone. The manager came out and I told him I needed to call the police because I had locked my keys in the car. He looked, laughed and said "Yeah, and it's still running!" (Thanks Sherlock Holmes, I didn't know it was still running ). He called the police from his cell phone (you can't call out from their phones) and they came about 10 minutes later.

The officer was really nice (and was the same guy who had given me a speeding ticket last summer). He got the car open, then asked for my license. I thought that on top of it all, he was going to give me a ticket for stopping in a fire lane. Luckily, he just needed it to fill out the paperwork. I'm glad this happened on Friday, and not Monday-if it happened on Monday, I wouldn't have gotten out of bed for the rest of the week. Now, the rest of the day just HAS to get better.
post #2 of 9
Awww! I'm sorry about your keys getting locked in your car. I hope the rest of your day goes better!

post #3 of 9
glad there was somebody who could help you! hope your day goes better than it started.
post #4 of 9
Christy, don't you hate that? The last time we did that, we ended up making a duplicate key & now keep it on a seperate keyring so we aren't locked out again!


post #5 of 9
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Kass, I do have a spare key, it was just at my apartment I could have walked there and back, but it would have taken about 1/2 hour and I didn't want to leave the car running. I figured it was easier (for me) to have the police come. I know some people leave a key in a magnetic holder by their tires, but that just makes me nervous.
post #6 of 9
Oh, I wouldn't leave the extra key on the car!! We just always carry an extra key with us (ie: in wallet, purse, pocket etc)

post #7 of 9
At the price of fuel these days, your story made me cringe Christy! At least you didn't run out of gas waiting for assistance.
post #8 of 9
At least your local police will help in situations like this. Ours stopped doing this for us a few years ago...now we have to call a locksmith and get charged $35 for their 2 minutes of work! Talk about a rip off!
Hope your Friday ended up better than how it started!
post #9 of 9
Check with a car dealer - they make a spare key, in plastic that's shaped like a credit card. You punch the key out of the card. Its only good, for one use but its better than nothing. Otherwise, join AAA and get lockout service.
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