{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, January 04, 2012


Today's Letters: Dear Mr. Loerke, last week when I accidentally locked my keys in the car at the airport you drove 25 miles just to bring me your fleece so I wouldn't freeze while waiting on the locksmith. Don't do these kind of things unless you wanna make out in front of strangers. Dear Trader Joe's, you're officially coming to Dallas! Reason #483 to move to Lakewood. Dear Vintage Camera Nightlight, you 1, Gloworm, 0. Dear Husband, we go together like eggs & bacon, salt & pepper, bread & butter, milk & cookies, meat & potatoes. To the moon!

I wanna know how many of you have ever locked your keys in your car. Then I suggest we start a side business cramming doorstops behind windows and tapping the unlock button with a steel rod. Rolling in the Benjamin's, we would.

29 comments:

Ashley said...

I recently locked my keys in my car for the 4th time in my 11 years of being a licensed driver. It's pretty much the worst, but it's fun to watch them work with all of their crazy car opening tools.

Stephanie Shepherd said...

I'm raising my hand right now! Locked my keys in my car, locked my keys in my house. Fortunately these things rarely happen! I think you're on to something...

Jared and Mary said...

I've only locked keys in car once... it wasn't mine, and I had left the engine running. I mean, I may as well go big or go home, right?
Also, that glowworm thing kinda freaked me out. It's scary.

dede said...

yEP! The last time was while I was filling my car and went for my wallet and the door was locked!!! I asked a complete stranger to help me and the whole time his wife was telling him they were going to be late for their flight...He found someone else to complete the job! I didn't have electric locks, so they were trying to open it with a coat-hanger and catch the lock to pull it open...
I will join your business!!! lol!!!
Happy New Year!!!

Han said...

We have a problem if I lock the keys in the car because we have only one set of keys for our current car - it's £100 + VAT to get a new one cut and coded! That's crazy! And if I remember correctly it can't even be done locally we have to go to a distributor about 20 miles away!

Mr L - you rock! That's so sweet taking your fleece to Em :)

Han said...

P.s. I regularly lock my keys in the house lol. I had my Mum's spare house key in my bag and so ended up using that on at least one occasion (which reminds me I need to give that back to her!)

vic said...

The one and only time- I locked my keys in the car was during the Blue River Clean up. But there's more...
Vickie K locked her keys in her car. I went to her rescue as did Mel. Mel locked her keys in her car while plowing through her purse looking for the AAA card. I came to the rescue and locked MY keys in the car in solidarity, I guess. The poor AAA guy was so confused!

Amanda said...

I did it once with my son in the car and the engine running!

Amanda said...

I've only locked my keys in my cars once . . . at the justice center How embarrassing! When I asked a security guard for help, he looked at me like I was crazy and told me to call someone. Thankfully, my sister and her brother came to the rescue with a hanger!

Mary Beth said...

I haven't locked my keys in the car but have locked my keys inside my house no less than 3 times per pregnancy (I have three kiddos)... hide a key anyone? No, that makes too much sense...I had a serious case of 'Momnesia' :)

Chelle Lynn said...

Only once when I was 16...and the car was RUNNING...for an HOUR while I ate a Chili's. Learned my lesson fo sho.

Abigail said...

Three times in two weeks. I should just glue my keys to my forehead.

Sarbear said...

Ha, oh have I. Most recently, my last week of the fall semester, during finals, I locked myself out of my house with my car keys in it. After solving that puzzle I finally was on the way to my university. Once getting there I locked myself out of my car with my school bag inside. Luckily my mister came from work to save me, but my oh my, what an adventure.

-Sara-

Tiana Dean said...

I cannot tell you how many times I have locked my keys in my car (You would think I would know better by now). I'm thinking it happened a minimum of three times while I was in Highschool, it's happened twice since I started collage, and I have locked them in my car twice while at work (I am so so gifted). Good thing I still live with the parents and they can come to my rescue wearing capes and carrying the spare key in tow. :)
Don't worry Emily, you are by no means alone in this one.

Katie Bailey said...

When I first started driving in high school, I locked my keys in my car three times in three months! Thank goodness for AAA.

Serene said...

Ditto to Amanda! just wait until you lock your kid in the car- it is super fun (add sarcasm here). I walked around to get in and she was buckled into her carseat so she couldn't even attempt to unlock the door for me. Mamma panick;)

Katie Williams said...

My boyfriend and I went to Austin for a friend's wedding. After the wedding, around 11 pm we went out to the car and realized the keys were sitting on the console. We called a service to help for $60, they sent the sketchiest guy on the planet (cue an unmarked white van), and after an hour he finally got the keys on a hook. Right before he pulled them out he told us $120 or no deal. That was a ROUGH day!

The Stewarts said...

I locked my keys in the car along with my 6 month old & 21 month old while my husband was out of town at a conference. It was a bad moment of motherhood. :-)

Meg said...

try 6 times in 2 months after I turned 16. Thank goodness my 2-door, '81 volvo had a bum window that I could slide down with just the right touch. Money.

Cristie Good said...

I once locked my keys AND my baby in the car at the same time in the summer!!! I got to meet the EMS squad of San Jose as well as the fire dept. In the end, my husband drove over from work before the pros could get it unlocked. He saved the day.

In college my husband once locked his keys in his car. It happened to be running at the time! His mom drove almost an hour to save his day!

Jenn said...

I've definitely locked my keys in my car. I've also dropped them down a sewer grate! I had just moved in to my new apartment and hadn't made copies yet. No spare house key, no spare car key. It was awful! Thankfully, my bf is an engineer and had a friend who worked for MSD. They had to come with a giant vacuum truck and block city traffic while they drained the sewer! I've never been more embarrassed. Or more thankful for my bf!

Today's Letters said...

so glad i'm not the only one who's done this! i def locked my keys and iphone in the car while it was running. dropping twinner off at the airport can be kind of distracting ;)

loved ya'lls comments!

danYelle said...

ohh man, that's the worst!! last time my hubby did it, the car was still on. I look back and wish i would have laughed... lol who does that?! but at the time i was freaking out because I needed to get to work hah

Anonymous said...

I've locked my keys in my car plenty of times. The most memorable of which occurred during the winter of my senior year of high school. I was headed to school one morning and I ended up locking myself out of my car while it was running at a stop sign two blocks away from my house. It was cold and my cell phone was in the car, so I had to run home and tell my mom and the police came to let me in, and I was very late to school. My family still gives me a hard time for that. Ha :)

Anonymous said...

Love your site! But please blur out license plate, on that photo. For your safety! It has all your info on it. Not trying freaking out but I got a bad feeling right when I saw it.


LG
Austin, TX

Today's Letters said...

thanks lg, i didn't even realize it was on there! xo

Abbey S said...

I'm looking through old posts (slow day at work already, and it's only 9 am!) and just thought I'd brag on my sister. She once locked herself out of the car twice during one road trip. One of the times the car was running!

Maggie and Ben said...

From one Taylor grad to another, I know you will understand my humiliation when I tell you that I locked my keys in my car twice. In front of the DC. Right as Broho was coming to dinner. Campus Police came and saved me, but, still. Embarrasing.

Today's Letters said...

mag & ben, the dc! please tell me barb still knows everyone's name on campus. and fist pumps for campus safety. ps, most embarrassing moment was having my name on the broho bridge my freshman year. i wanted to crawl in a hole and die! gotta love the brotherhood.

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