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OK-I almost died yesterday-really

July 30, 2016 09:43AM
We were invited to a yacht club fundraiser for poor children. We arrive at the club with 100s of people. Parking is very limited. I tell my wife to go in while I hunt around for a parking spot. She does AND of course the key to the car is in her purse. This isn't the first time this has happened. I drive around and around. I have a 2014 Toyota Higlander. I spot a lady attempting to park in a space between two over sized trucks. She can't do it so rather than having to walk a mile across a bridge I decide to try it. I do it perfectly-except for one problem. Now I can't open the door and the car is turned off. I can't back out since my wife has the car keys. I don't have my cell phone-never do. The windows are rolled up and its getting hot. I climb over to the passenger door -no luck. I climb into the back seat and try the left door. No luck. I climb over to the right rear door-no luck. It's getting hotter. I start banging on the window to get someones' attention that's walking into the crab fest. A person is walking by. He comes to the window and I yell for him to try and find my wife and her keys. He speaks little English but says he will try. Turns out they would not page her because of the noise and too many people.After about an hour I'm thinking this is getting serious and I may be here until the event is over. I'm also very hungry having not eaten all day so I could feast on King Crab. Unknown to me my wife has figured out I couldn't find a parking spot so drove home. She called there but my dog Pepper couldn't answer the phone because she was asleep. Finally after about two hours I decide maybe the owner's manual might be of some help. So I climb back from the rear seats into the front-no easy task given my right leg doesn't do well after a hip replacement years ago. Open up the manual and it says simply push the trunk gate button. I do and the rear gate opens. I hadn't thought of that-dumb me-because I didn't think that would work because she had the keys (how many times have I said that). So back I go, over the front seats, over the rear seats, and out the gate where I promptly fell on my butt in front of a family. So I walk into the yacht club all disheveled because of the heat and crawling back and forth over the seats. Everyone has had few drinks and no one cares about my predicament. The worst part? Crab is all gone !

Unfortunately a very true story.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/30/2016 09:48AM by waterfield.

  OK-I almost died yesterday-really

waterfield976July 30, 2016 09:43AM

  I am speechless...

JamesJM589July 30, 2016 10:17AM

  Ok I'm lost...

sstrams498July 30, 2016 10:27AM

  Sounds like my Jaguar...

JamesJM553July 30, 2016 10:39AM

  Another time

waterfield565July 30, 2016 10:58AM

  Like I just replied to waterfield..

sstrams554July 30, 2016 11:25AM

  My Suzuki had it

Atlantic Ram603July 30, 2016 07:15PM

  Well, I'll be...

sstrams544July 31, 2016 04:36AM

  Re: Well, I'll be...

waterfield492July 31, 2016 07:16AM

  Ok, my next question is..

sstrams510July 31, 2016 08:21AM

  Re: Ok, my next question is..

waterfield536July 31, 2016 08:59AM

  ..and the attorney becomes the janitor...

sstrams505July 31, 2016 09:30AM

  My Mazda has that feature

LesBaker501August 02, 2016 02:39PM

  Re: My Suzuki had it

waterfield462July 31, 2016 07:12AM

  I was lucky, my wife hated that car

Atlantic Ram469July 31, 2016 12:30PM

  Pepper Attachments

waterfield639July 31, 2016 02:23PM

  That's one gorgeous..

sstrams531July 31, 2016 02:29PM

  What a cutie!

Atlantic Ram458August 04, 2016 12:40AM

  Re: What a cutie!

waterfield488August 04, 2016 05:05PM

  Re: Ok I'm lost...

waterfield503July 30, 2016 10:54AM

  That's just crazy....

sstrams526July 30, 2016 11:22AM

  You ask tough questions...

JamesJM461July 30, 2016 01:10PM

  They do that too..?

sstrams497July 30, 2016 01:23PM

  A long time ago I bought a Chrysler....

JamesJM492July 30, 2016 01:44PM

  We had the same car

waterfield528July 30, 2016 02:19PM

  I have nobody to talk to...

sstrams570July 30, 2016 03:09PM

  Do what I do

waterfield497July 30, 2016 03:42PM


sstrams562July 30, 2016 04:07PM

  glad everything turned out OK.........

21Dog608August 01, 2016 04:43AM

  Re: glad everything turned out OK.........

waterfield540August 01, 2016 08:02AM

  at least you were smart enough to get out

ferragamo79451August 01, 2016 12:29PM

  The real stupidity

waterfield474August 01, 2016 02:19PM

  I'd have...

sstrams493August 01, 2016 02:49PM


waterfield507August 01, 2016 03:20PM

  Yeah... it gets...

sstrams463August 01, 2016 03:37PM

  Re: Yeah... it gets...

waterfield479August 01, 2016 06:46PM

  bet you were sporting the Judge Smails look

21Dog577August 01, 2016 08:48PM

  Hahaha that was awesome

LesBaker455August 02, 2016 02:57PM

  lol... too funny... nm

Atlantic Ram485August 04, 2016 12:43AM

  Well, in theory..

sstrams491August 02, 2016 03:56AM

  Let me be clear

waterfield459August 02, 2016 06:26AM

  Well, I was kinda hoping..

sstrams467August 02, 2016 06:40AM

  Ram23 and Crab... a little 'aside'...

JamesJM462August 02, 2016 07:16AM

  Yeah, that's a lot of work...

sstrams509August 02, 2016 07:40AM

  This is just plain strange to me...

JamesJM439August 02, 2016 01:50PM

  Well, it really simple, Jimmy...

sstrams454August 02, 2016 02:22PM

  The only sea food I like

IowaRam551August 02, 2016 02:31PM

  Re: Well, it really simple, Jimmy...

waterfield529August 02, 2016 08:49PM

  I'll get the flour and water...

sstrams479August 03, 2016 03:31AM

  Re: I'll get the flour and water...

waterfield479August 03, 2016 07:07AM

  Re: Ram23 and Crab... a little 'aside'...

waterfield447August 02, 2016 01:44PM

  I'm dieting...

JamesJM474August 02, 2016 01:47PM

  Re: I'm dieting...

waterfield457August 02, 2016 08:51PM

  Well this is interesting....

Atlantic Ram524August 04, 2016 12:52AM

  regional foods are a delight...

JamesJM513August 04, 2016 07:11AM

  I am poorly traveled by most accounts

Atlantic Ram516August 04, 2016 03:10PM

  Perhaps my favorite seafood is Razor Clams...

JamesJM489August 04, 2016 03:46PM