Anyone you know?

As I left the hardware store the other day, I was fumbling for my car keys and could not find them.  They weren’t in my pockets. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car.  Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.  My wife has scolded me many times for leaving my keys in the car’s ignition.  She’s afraid that the car could be stolen.  As I looked around the parking lot, I realized she 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 to my wife:  “I left my keys in the car and it’s been stolen.” There was a moment of silence.  I thought the call had been disconnected, but then I heard her voice.  “Are you kidding me?” she barked,  “I dropped you off! 

Now it was my turn to be silent.  Embarrassed, I said, “Well, come and get me then.” She retorted, 

 “I will, as soon as I convince this cop that I didn’t steal your f@#ng car!”

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7 thoughts on “Anyone you know?”

  1. I have not yet ‘ been there and done that ” because I can still find my car, from where I parked it in the Walmart parking lot, before I went into the store !
    eaglewisdom !


  2. This reminds of a really true story. It was in 1979 when I was a SHO in Psychiatry in Durham. My Consultant was Dr. Eric Sutherland, a gem of a man. We had a weekly clinic in an outlying hospital about ten miles away and he would drive me while I was in charge of looking after the case notes.
    On this particular day we finished the clinic and as per usual came to the car park, me carrying the load of case notes. He kept searching and said “Dr. Amarasuriya (never called me CJ) I can’t find my car. I think its been stolen”. This was a time when car thefts were rife in the local area.. He said I’d better get my wife to come and pick us up and then we’ll call the police. This was pre mobile phone era and we went back to the hospital reception to make the call. He kept the receiver down looking thoroughly sheepish and remarked ” you are worse then me. Even you forgot you drove me to the clinic today as my car is in for its service”. We both had a good laugh. A good example of how our minds can become slaves to a habit.
    One other thing worth mentioning about him and his car. His boot often had bags of coal in it. When I first noticed them I inquired what they were for. It turned out he was distributing them to poor patients – delivered to their homes.
    My good fortune to have known such a fine man.


  3. My dear Sam,
    Your story is not at all strange, but extremely common
    Septuagenarian brains, Acetylcholine depletion prone
    We are susceptible to have phases of memory losses
    Road ahead is tricky meditation as answer, do hear often

    Very big asset today are computers, with memories impeccable
    Yet I do sometimes lose even that help, to trace it, being unable
    You live in the best country for inventions, so let us live. In hope
    After tackling Covid, may find a vaccine, to keep memory active


  4. Very funny story indeed. So far so good where my memory is concerned. I do have memory lapses sometime. I have my fingers crossed hopefully my memory will last for a few more years or better yet till the end.

    According to experts memory lapses are not uncommon as we age. One only has to worry if one takes the car keys looks at it and does not know what to do with it.



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