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Re: Well I guess this is the group...
Board: Why Did I Just Do That!?
Reply to: #449369 by koalacat
Oct 10, 2009 8:35am
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I lock my keys frequently in the car. It happens at least once a year.

I've locked the keys in my car once in my entire life. Definitely not something I do "frequently," but I did have an unusual way of getting the car unlocked. I was in a busy parking lot at the time it happened--there was a Civil War reenactment going on, and people were everywhere. So I decided to start asking around if someone had a screwdriver I could borrow.

The reason being is because I suspected that there were spare keys hidden behind the back license plate. I bought my car used, and when I moved up to Oregon from California, I had to change the plates. When I took off the old plates, that's when I discovered a set of keys hidden behind them. Interesting, I thought, and I assumed the keys were spares for the car. What else would they be for? I didn't actually try them, however. Just thought it was interesting and figured I may as well leave them there. Why not? They weren't hurting anything.

Fast forward a year or so when I locked my keys in the car. I could call AAA, but wouldn't it be faster to retrieve the presumed spare keys from behind the license plate? I couldn't exactly get the license plate off with my fingernails, though. I needed a screwdriver. So I started asking around if anyone had a screwdriver in their car that I could borrow.

I found someone who did have one, and I explained about locking my keys in the car but that there were spares behind the license plate. He looked at me skeptically--like it was the craziest story he'd ever heard, but went ahead and let me borrow the screwdriver and watched as I started taking off the back license plate of my car. I know he was thinking I was up to no good, but the license plate came off and sure enough, there was a set of keys.

The guy seemed to perk up when he saw the spare keys, saying, "Well, at least I know it really is your car--there's no way a stranger would have known about keys hidden behind the license plate!" All the time I was thinking, "I really, really hope these ARE spare keys for the car and not spare keys for the house of a previous owner or something...."

But it unlocked the door of the car. Whew. =) I screwed the license plate back on and returned the screwdriver, and continued on with the rest of my day.

The irony is that if I had locked my keys in the car before I moved to Oregon, I would have never known about the spare hidden behind the license plate. It's all about timing.

-- Ryan
Re: Well I guess this is the group...
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Reply to: #449503 by Green Tortuga
Oct 10, 2009 12:04pm
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Good thing they did work for the car. While reading it I thought, oh no, they are going to be the keys for something else.
Re: My all-time worst moment
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Reply to: #449383 by Chedva
Oct 10, 2009 11:06pm
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Don't feel too bad, you're not the only one that's ever done something like that! I am also horrible with names, somebody can tell me their name and 2 seconds later I'll already have forgotten, but be too embarrassed to ask again so soon.

A day after my son was born, I was on my way down the elevator to visit him in the NICU. First of all, another woman in the elevator asked me, "are you having your baby today?? Me too!" Umm... no... already had the baby! Tummy doesn't look normal again after one day! That was embarrassing for both of us. After I told her I already had the baby and was on my way to see him, she said, "congratulations! What's his name?"

My mind went blank. I just stared at her going, "it's.... uh.......... ummmm....." Finally my husband saved me and said, "his name is Kade." I felt like such a bad mother, couldn't even remember my own son's name! LOL
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Reply to: #449338 by Captain Raehawk
Oct 12, 2009 7:17pm
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oh dear.... where do I start??....

The most recent was when I was replacing the drain pipe in our upstairs bathroom which was leaking. The sink was dated back to the 50's so I thought I would make it a worthwhile project and replace that at the same time. It was at the end of the day when I came upon the issue that the parts I purchased would not fit into the existing plumbing fixed into the wall... $@*& !!! (as with most plumbing self-do-it projects). I placed a bucket under the sink for the night to drain the sink into so it could still be used. The next day I got the needed pipes and fittings to adapt the new sink to the wall, set the work area up, pulled the half full bucket out and..... EMPTIED IT INTO THE SINK!!!
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Reply to: #450242 by Chunna
Oct 12, 2009 7:42pm
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Priceless!
mortified...
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Oct 19, 2009 5:57pm
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Another moment today... I'm not a woman who dresses up much for anything. Just grab my clothes, throw them on, pull back my hair, and go. So I did that today. First had to drop off some papers at the office and have my license copied. Went there and felt kind of a draft... oh no maybe I have a hole reached back and felt material ok, but to be safe I will pull down my jacket. Went in did everything. Then went to the library for an hour, still the same thing didn't feel anything, and pulled down my shirt and jacket just in case made sure it was long. Then went to a small store, to the credit union, came back here, used the computer for well over an hour or two and then I finally feel it... I take off my jeans and there is a 3 inch hole in them. Oh no... please I hope nobody noticed.
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Reply to: #452431 by koalacat
Oct 19, 2009 6:12pm
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Bless your heart, I think everyone has had that happen to them at one time or another and you feel so bad when you find out.

Now I don't feel as bad when it happens to me anymore because I think of what my aunt did.......She has to have everything so so and never will put her skirt on until she gets ready to leave to keep it from wrinkling. On this day my uncle was in a hurry and rushing her that they put their coats on and ran out of their home to get to church......Just before church starts my aunt leans over and begs my uncle to leave....You know how men are...after many questions they got up and left because that morning in the rush of things she forgot to put her skirt on.

It could have been alot worse at least you was 99% covered. Hey, now a days it is in fashion with the kids.....most of them if they noticed probly thought you was hip.

Denise
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Reply to: #452438 by DeniseN10ec
Oct 19, 2009 6:28pm
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Oh no...

I hope she had a coat with her!
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Reply to: #452446 by koalacat
Oct 19, 2009 11:12pm
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It is when she started to take off her coat that she noticed she had forgotten her skirt.
another minor embarassment
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Nov 9, 2009 4:56pm
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I caused myself another minor embarassment the other day and I decided to share.
I was at the new house that my man and I just bought. We have a very large overstuffed leather chair in our living room and the chair has a large ottoman in front of it. We also happen to have slippery hardwood floors. Well my roommate, Hank, was laying on the loveseat and I went to go sit on the chair, but I was lazy and didn't want to move the ottoman first. I went to flop down in the chair, but I didn't pay enough attention to where I was flopping down and I landed exactly between the chair and ottoman. The ottoman went flying straight ahead of me, the chair went back a little and I landed with a very loud and decidedly ungraceful 'thud!' on the floor. I also screamed a little because I was startled. Hank, of course starts laughing uncontrolably and I slink away into my bedroom...Oops!
Re: another minor embarassment
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Reply to: #460304 by Captain Raehawk
Nov 10, 2009 9:05pm
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The ottoman went flying straight ahead of me, the chair went back a little and I landed with a very loud and decidedly ungraceful 'thud!' on the floor.

Technical:
5.9 5.9 5.8 6.0 5.9 5.9

Artistic:
5.7 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8
Re: another minor embarassment
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Reply to: #460860 by Time2Retire
Nov 11, 2009 10:40am
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Colors of bruise:

Red: 161
Green: 165
Blue: 43
Re: another minor embarassment
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Reply to: #460304 by Captain Raehawk
Nov 11, 2009 1:05pm
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my tail bone hurts just reading this....ouch!
~C~
Re: another minor embarassment
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Reply to: #460860 by Time2Retire
Nov 11, 2009 2:51pm
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Technical:
5.9 5.9 5.8 6.0 5.9 5.9

Artistic:
5.7 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8

The Romanian judges are always stingy on the Artistic marks...
Great Group
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Mar 31, 2012 1:45am
This sounds like a great group for me, because I have moments where I constantly ask myself why did I do that? I often feel this way alot, sometimes when I am speaking about something and then I speak or put in my two cents then I usually end up saying something completely wrong or stupid...then I get so embarrassed.
Re: I locked my keys in the car too
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Reply to: #449379 by resQlou
Apr 5, 2012 10:25pm
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I once locked my keys in my car when in line for an oil change, ironically I told my friend with me to be sure to get your keys out of his car so he wouldn't lock them in and what do I do, yes lock my darn keys in the car! Talk about embarrassing.