Lost Car Keys

Ever not lost something?

Adding insult to injury in the parking lot


Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.

Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.

My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. His theory is that the car will be stolen.

As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion. His theory was right. The parking lot was empty.

I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.

Then I made the most difficult call of all, “Honey,” I stammered. (I always call him “honey” in times like these)

“I left my keys in the car and it’s been stolen.”

There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard his voice.

“Are you kidding’ me”, he barked, “I dropped you off!!!”

Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, “Well, come and get me.”

He retorted, “I will, as soon as I convince this cop I didn’t steal your car.”

Yep it’s the Golden Years...


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When everything is lost, anything is possible. - Robert Inman

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To attract men, I wear a perfume called "New Car Interior". - Rita Rudner

Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time. - Malcolm Forbes

Every rupee of profit made by an Englishman is lost for ever to India. - Edmund Burke

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He who does not remember the past is condemned to forget where he parked. - David Rudnitsky

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People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it. - Howard Newton

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. - Prince Philip

Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in. - Truman Capote

What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever. - Ethel Percy Andrus

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Oh, do give yours to me;
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And throw away the key. - Frederick Saunders

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above. - Fred Saidy

Piano playing is more difficult than statesmanship. It is harder to awake emotions in ivory keys than it is in human beings. - Ignace Jan Paderewski

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'Forget Everything And Run' or
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The choice is yours. - Zig Ziglar

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A car hits a Jewish man. The paramedic rushes over and says, "Are you comfortable?" The guy says, "I make a good living." - Henny Youngman

My life is the land, the dogs, the car, the motorcycle, the pond, the canoe, going to pick up mail. It's just a rural retreat that I enjoy. - Burt Shavitz


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24-Feb-2020