Friday, October 26, 2012

LOCKED AND UNLOADED


LOCKED AND UNLOADED




YESTERDAY WAS A GREAT DAY. I GOT UP EARLY, MADE MY LIST AND JUMPED INTO THE DAY. IT WAS VERY HOT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR- 83 DEGREES AND HUMID SO WHEN I WENT TO TAKE THE GARBAGE DOWN I STARTED THE JEEP, REACHED IN AND TURNED THE A/C ON HIGH. IT WAS HOT INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND I DIDN'T WANT TO BE ALL SWEATY AS I RAN MY ERRANDS.  AS I WALKED TO THE REAR HATCH,  I HEARD THE DOOR SLAM. IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO LOCK IF THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. 


WELL, MYTH BUSTED. IT DOES. EVERYTHING LOCKS. EVEN THE HATCH THAT I HAD UNLOCKED BY HITTING THE DOOR UNLOCKERERER BUTTON.


I KNEW INSTANTLY I SHOULD CALL A LOCKSMITH.  DID I LISTEN TO THAT SMALL INNER VOICE THAT I KNOW I SHOULD ALWAYS TRUST?


NOT NO- BUT "HELL NO!" I HAD ONLY MET ONE VEHICLE I COULD NOT GET INTO IN ALL MY YEARS WITH A COAT HANGER. THESE WERE MOSTLY OTHER PEOPLES VEHICLES AS I  HAVE BEEN VERY LUCKY TO ONLY LOCK MY KEYS IN THE CAR ONCE OR TWICE IN ALL MY YEARS OF DRIVING.

ENTER 1 COAT HANGER AND AN ATTEMPT TO GET INTO MY VEHICLE TO MAKE SOME PROGRESS, DESPITE THIS SMALL SETBACK.I COULD STILL ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS. 

TEARING UP THE PAINT JOB AND RUBBER WINDOW SEAL,
ONE HOUR AND 45 MINUTES LATER, NAUSEATED, AND SOAKED TO THE BONE WITH SWEAT, I WENT IN AND CALLED A LOCKSMITH. 20 MINUTES LATER AND $45.00 POORER, I WAS READY TO ROLL. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS, I HAD NOWHERE TO ROLL  AS I HAD MISSED MY WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY. I LOADED UP THE TRASH AND DROVE IT TO THE TRASH CAN AT THE END OF THE ROAD.


BACK INSIDE THE HOUSE IT WAS ALSO HOT. NOT USUALLY NEEDING THE A/C THIS TIME OF YEAR, IT WAS 82 IN THE LIVING ROOM. I HAD FORGOTTEN TO TURN IT ON BEFORE I LEFT. THIS ONLY ADDED TO MY FRUSTRATION, SO I DID WHAT ANY SANE PERSON WOULD DO:

I BROKE OUT LAUGHING! I MADE LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS (THANKS SCARLET) AND DECIDED THAT THIS WAS IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM GOING TO RUIN MY DAY--ER... EVENING BY NOW!






SINCE THE BEST LAID PLANS.... YOU KNOW THE REST, I DID WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO. I IMPROVISED, WENT AND GOT SOME GRUB, RETURNED TO A NOW COOL OFF HOUSE AND HAD A GREAT AFTERNOON/NIGHT WATCHING PEOPLE BLOW UP CRAP, ON THE MILITARY CHANNEL!


DO YOU LISTEN TO YOUR GUT, INSTINCT, SPIRIT, OR WHATEVER YOU CALL IT?


ARE YOU ABLE TO SEE POSSIBLE GOOD IN A POTENTIALLY BAD SITUATION?

I FOUND OUT (FROM THE LOCKSMITH DUDE) THAT INSURANCE COMPANIES WON'T TELL YOU, BUT THEY ALMOST ALWAYS COVER KEYS LOCKED IN THE CAR! MINE DOES!  LOCKSMITH DUDE WAS VERY KIND TO TELL ME THAT.  HE SAID THEY WILL NEVER OFFER IT TO YOU UNLESS YOU ASK, BUT IT IS INCLUDED IN MOST POLICIES!!!!! SO ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE!


THANK GOODNESS, THE LESSON OF LISTENING TO YOUR INNER VOICE WAS REINFORCED IN ME TODAY, AND I WAS ABLE TO OVERCOME A POTENTIALLY ROTTEN MOOD,  AND RUINED DAY,  WITH LAUGHTER !



YES, I PASSED THE TEST!!!!


I HOPE YOU PASS ANY TEST(S) YOU ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW. AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, IF YOU SLOW DOWN AND LISTEN, I MEAN REALLY LISTEN.. TO THAT SMALL STILL VOICE: YOU WILL HEAR AND KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.


LOVE TO ALL

JMc