The Keys

I’ve found it necessary to minimize my time here at the computer lately.  Yes, it is related to my recent foot surgery and the chronic arthritis problem in my hands.  I still try to visit my fellow bloggers, but little else is happening.

Recently I received this e-mail from my best friend from high school days.  He introduced me to Sylvia, for which I’ll forever be grateful.  Thanks Mel.

Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down.  I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.  Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car.

Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.  My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition.  My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them.  His theory is that the car will be stolen.

As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion. His theory 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, “Honey,” I stammered; (I always call him “honey” in times like these.)  “I left my keys in the car and it has been stolen.”

There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard his voice.  “Are you kidding me,” he barked, “I dropped you off” !!!!!!!

Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, “Well, come and get me.”

He retorted, “I will, as soon as I convince this cop I didn’t steal your car.”

Yep it’s the golden years….

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About Chuck

I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

10 thoughts on “The Keys

  1. Hee! Hee!

    Well, I miss ya around the blogs, Chuck. It sure is a gloomy time of year and even I don’t have the spunk I’m used to having lately. I think I’m gonna sleep through March–wake me up when Spring is here, okay?

    That said…I happen to be very excited that we actually got SNOW to shovel today!! Whooohoooo!

    • I’m with you Lin. I’m tired of pain, and I have one pain pill left. To sleep for a month would be blissful luxury! I’ll not wish for that, and will continue to take my days one day at a time, each received with gratitude for the good contained therein.

      Have fun with your snow shovel. :yea:

  2. This is hilarious! It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who has senior moments.