Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Melon

The mystery smell was the melon, or rather the rind, a renegade piece had catapulted out of the trash can and didn't make it to the garbage in the garage. But I must say I was a bit excited to read Head's theory that I'm pregnant. I called the Taco and told him, he laughed and then he asked if I really thought I was. I'm not.

So after fighting with odors and running errands yesterday I came home and proceeded to lock my car keys in the car. Not a big deal if I wasn't living alone this week, but there wasn't much Jocko could do to help me from OH. So I called the good old insurance guy, and of course his office was closed so I get connected to the "Good Neighbor Help Line" after they check to see that I have a policy with them the girl asks if I want to call my own locksmith, or should she look one up for me, hmmm.... please look that up for me because I am currently in my garage because I can't get into my house. So I call the locksmith and he heads right over.

And while I waited I read the MTU Alum magazine because it was in the mailbox.

I don't know about you, but when I hire someone to break into my home/car I would hope I am dealing with a professional - I kind of expect some sort of uniform. Instead I get a guy straight out of the hood; his girlfriend/wife is all cracked out in the passenger seat and there is a baby (at least the child was properly restrained, and very cute)and a big, crazy looking guy in the back seat. And he didn't pull into my driveway, he parked in the street - not pulled off to the side, but in the middle of my narrow subdivision street. It took him about 10 minutes to get into the car and of course every single one of my neighbors rolled right passed while he was working - I felt so dumb. But, I got into my house and car.

I am taking a spare key to the neighbors house tonight.

7 comments:

Danielle McLeod said...

I lock my keys in my truck AT LEAST once a month. Having insurance through AAA works 'cause they have a 24 hour help line. It also helps to hide a spare under the bumper. Me? I've gotten really good at breaking into my truck. I can do it in under 30 seconds if everything goes right...
Glad to hear the smell wasn't your feet!

Erika said...

ever see "Crash"?

Anyhoo, yes... neighbor having a spare is a lovely idea. :)

Glad I'm not the only one who does stuff like this.

alanna rose said...

I can pretty much gaurantee that if it's stupid - I've done it, so no one should ever feel alone in any situation :)

Y Garcia-Smith said...

Glad to hear you found the source of the smell and that you were able to get into your house!

Crystal said...

Hmm.. sounds like you had an adventure with your car. I once got stuck in a Menard's parking lot because I locked my keys in my car.. I made Zach drive 1/2 hour to bring me the spare.

Lesley said...

I don't have a spare to my hand me down company car so I have to be very careful. But I also don'tthink I am responsible for the cost if I did lock them in. I could always act like I'm still in Houghton and just leave it unlocked all the time. I remember how real Yoopers would tease me for locking the car at the video store or other quick errands when I first would get back from break. I still forget to lock all the time.

randi said...

I now totally understand you on the melon smell. Once it goes bad...PU!!! I opened the fridge last night and noticed a slight smell. Sure enough I opened the melon container and almost passed out. YUCK!

I once locked myself out of my car in Mark's driveway, but that was before I kept a spare at his house...well now it's my house too, but there are spare house keys outside and spare car keys inside.