The day started normal enough. I arrive at work quite early, and proceeded to park my car. As it is still early, I was thinking of grabbing breakfast. Suddenly I saw someone I knew well was looking over her belonging, searching for something it seems. Sensing distress, I walked over and asked, "Is there something wrong?". She looked up and replied "I cant seem to locate my keys. My car keys." she continued ".. and I left my spare keys inside the car".
Well, blimey. How do you deal with that? Well, I told her that I'll help her but most probably it'll take some time. She says that she would need to be somewhere else by 9am. Hmm, thats a predicament. Should she take the train? The bus? How is she coming back? She says she had looked everywhere and most probably she had dropped it somewhere.
Ouch! OK, what can I do? I offered her a lift to the place she needs to be (a good 30 mins drive) and offer to drive her car there this afternoon. Sent her there, be back in office around 10am and forgot all about it till this afternoon. She had told me the exact location of her keys, now I need to find someone who can help me to unlock the door.
Went to the nearby town, manage to locate a locksmith and he says he could open the door for a small fee. Drove him there, show him the car and apparently the whole thing took him 15 minutes to settle. Ceh, locating him takes longer than that. Negotiate the payment, got a 20% discount and got the car started, locked and relocked (testing it). All seems fine. Phew! Need to send the car later to her...
It just shows that you can never be too careful with your keys. Have you ever lost the key to your car/house/office/etc?
4 years in the desert
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