I am an idiot

I locked my keys in my stupid car. At 3:00 in the morning. At my boyfriend’s apartment. While no one was home. Oh, and the key ring also contained the key to his apartment and the key to his building.

Fortunately, by the time I did this I had already let myself into the apartment and left its door unlocked as I was bringing stuff up. But I couldn’t leave the building door unlocked, and as it was I was forced to repeatedly buzz some random stranger’s apartment to wake her up so she could let me in. She was very unhappy. The more so her five-year-old.

“Don’t you ever &$%^$ buzz my apartment at 3:00 a.m. EVER AGAIN,” she said. I promised I would not. Maybe tomorrow I’ll drop by with cookies or something.

I have Triple-A. I’m waiting for them to come unlock the car. I’m very glad I don’t have to wait outside. It’s not too cold out but it’s kind of a dangerous neighborhood.

11 thoughts on “I am an idiot

  1. Jer April 9, 2011 / 8:05 am

    Bummer.

    Good thing for you I did’t live in that apartment. I sleep like a rock. I remember one time I woke up in the morning and my phone was beeping because someone called while I was asleep. I checked it and it said the call was at 11:30 at night. Basically I slept through the ringing and the phone beeping for about 6 and a half hours.

  2. Princess Shantae April 9, 2011 / 8:32 am

    Did you already try to get it unlocked with a coat hanger?

    • Meaghan April 9, 2011 / 1:04 pm

      No. That stands as much a risk of damaging your car door as it does of unlocking it. Besides, as far as I know there are no wire coathangers in Michael’s apartment. He uses plastic ones.

  3. DEDE April 9, 2011 / 10:39 am

    GIRL…………you are so me kinda BLESSED!The door uyou knocked on could’ve been abd situation,CRIMINALS are OPPORTUNIST’S
    People that are up to no good do it usually in the wee hours of the morning……….I THANK GOD you are OK!

  4. Celeste April 9, 2011 / 11:28 am

    There, there, Meghan. We all do dumb things when we’re tired.

  5. Princess Shantae April 9, 2011 / 11:41 am

    If we’re telling the truth here, I have to say that if a stranger woke me up at three in the morning, woke my family up too, b/c they locked their keys in the car, I would be plenty mad. I would probably call the police and let them get the darn car unlocked.

    • Meaghan April 9, 2011 / 1:06 pm

      Michael says he knows the woman and she has repeatedly come to him at like 7:00 a.m. to ask that he give her a jump or whatever. So she owes him. I suppose she probably recognized me, though I don’t know her.

  6. Kat April 9, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    Do wire coat hangers even work anymore in the age of electronic locks and closed windows lol? I am glad I do not know, though I wonder now if the keys won’t get locked in tomorrow. We have a spare set at the house, which doesn’t really do us any good if we’re miles away at the grocery store…..need to look into one of those magnetic hide a key holders or something. How bout you Meaghan? Maybe you could leave a spare key with someone in the building Michael knows. Or something. Who knows. File this under “Shit Happens” , I guess.

    • Meaghan April 10, 2011 / 1:27 am

      I will need to think about duct-taping a spare key to the undercarriage of the car or something. I’ve got spares at home but as you said, that doesn’t help when you’re away from home.

      Michael is hoping to move out of this complex shortly. He hates the place. The people that live here are all crazy and the management never repairs stuff. There’s some potheads next door and enough smoke drifts over here that WE get a buzz some nights.

  7. Princess Shantae April 9, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    Yes, they still work. It takes some practice and it doesn’t usualy work the first time, but if you keep at it it and go slow it does. The lock might operate by electric but the lock itself is still pretty much the same kind of lock as in older cars, with pins that fit into holes. A slim jim works better than a hanger but not many people have those.

    • Meaghan April 10, 2011 / 1:18 am

      My car is a 2000 model, and a very basic one at that. Manual locks. Manual windows. I like that better anyway.

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