Sunday, March 12, 2017

Car Thief #SOL17 Day 12

I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC; #SOL17) 
hosted by Two Writing Teachers
Each day for the month of March I will be posting a "Slice of Life". 
Please feel free to stop back and check out my other posts here.

The dash flashed "Theft Attempted" as I finally drove away.

Apparently, I tried to steal a car.

My car.

With my key.

When we left lunch today, my key fob would not unlock my car. Try as I might, nothing was happening. I had 3 kids standing in front of the pizza place trying to get in a locked car to go grocery shopping.

After trying it countless times, I decided...My door has a keyhole

My keyfob is connected to my key! The key I use to start the car every time I drive it! It would seem you could use that key to unlock the car door...

So, I inserted the key into the door...
I turned it...

And the alarms started blaring!
Incessant beeping
Passersby looking
Ears being covered

I locked, I unlocked, I locked again
I closed the door
Anything to try to make it stop!
And eventually it did.

And then we were still locked out.
And scared to try that again!
We waited,
I searched online and
I texted my husband seeking advice

His suggestion was unlock with the key,
Put it in the ignition & start the car
Maybe that would shut the blaring off

We were all scared.
My kids backed away,
Covering their ears.
I braced myself
Put the key in the door
Turned it

No alarms the second time around.

But, as we drove away, I saw the display:


We drove home and switched cars before venturing out again. And I bought some batteries to try to change in the key fob. Hopefully that works.

Otherwise, I'm going to have to steal my car again. With my key.


  1. Haaaa! What a crazy day! Loved this slice!

  2. Oh no! That is crazy! Maybe it was a sign to skip grocery shopping. :) Hopefully the batteries fixed this. Good luck.

  3. My remote start gets all testy sometimes! Glad the police didn't show up!

  4. Sometimes technology just goes haywire. Hope the new batteries solve the problem.

  5. Stop, thief! Um, unless, you know, it's your own car and you have the key. Then, by all means, keep going about your business.

    Thanks for the funny slice. I'm laughing *with* you :)

  6. I don't want to laugh ..... but too too funny.... I believe I've told you before when(if) your fob needs a boost point it toward your chin and push the button. This (your jaw bone)acts like an antenna and extends the signal.... hope the new batteries do the trick...