This post should make all of you bloggers out there feel a little bit better about yourselves.
A few days ago, I locked my keys in the car right after I dropped kids off at school. Have you ever done that? It is soooooo irritating! I didn't have a spare key because someone who was kind enough to clean out my car for me a few months ago accidentally threw them away. I won't name any names -- it was a scandal that I'm sure that person does not want to revisit any time soon.
I had to call my good friends at AAA who have been visiting me a lot lately. Have I mentioned how much I love AAA (The answer is "yes", on several occasions.) Charles showed up and rescued me so that I could get on with my hundreds of pre-Halloween errands. To show my appreciation, I gave him a spider cupcake and sent him on his way.
Well, it's only been how many days since Halloween . . . eight, and this morning, I DID IT AGAIN!!!!!
I locked my keys in the car!!! How in the world did I do that twice within 8 days????? I seriously haven't locked my keys in my car for at least 20 years, and now twice in 8 days???? What is wrong with me?
I blame Queen Bee Market. I am consumed with worry about getting ready for that big event which is this weekend. (Are you going??? You should!)
So I went into the house and made the call. I'm now on a first name basis with the dispatch man -- Ron. I think he knows my address by heart.
I was crossing my fingers that Charles would not show up again so that I did not have to explain how I locked my keys in the car twice in eight days. Way too embarrassing. Plus, I didn't have any cupcakes laying around and I didn't want him to be disappointed.
Fortunately, AAA sent Louis instead. But he had some troubles. Try as he might, he couldn't get the car door unlocked -- because I drive a Lexus and according to Matt, they are the ultimate challenge for a tow truck guy because it takes super eye-hand coordination skills to open the door and flip the unlock button at the same time. Lewis lacked the skills. But, I don't fault him for that because I couldn't even manage to help him. He was resourcful though . . . he immediately called for backup.
Quick as a flash, Robert showed up and had the door unlocked within 1 minute. He left so fast that I didn't even have time to snap a picture. It was like a super hero movie where you hear the person who was just rescued say "Who was that masked man???"
I think I need to break down and buy a spare key for the car. And in case you are wondering why I haven't done this already -- they cost over $300.00, which is a lot more than a AAA membership. (I think I should be their spokeswomen, don't you?)
P.S. Don't tell Matt . . . or my kids . . . or I will never live this down. Never.