I had to laugh at my little sister when she lost her car at the hospital, she had taken our Mom in to be admitted and stayed with her until visiting hours were over, kissed her goodnight and made her way to the parking lot.
She was completely lost when she walked out the rear door, “Do you know how confusing the parking lot at a hospital is after dark?” and, “Do you realize what kind of people hang out in the dark parking lots at a hospital?”
I’ll have to admit that the people hanging out in the parking lot were most likely, Doctors and Nurses on their smoke breaks, I know this is a no no but I do know a couple of each who still do this, yes I am talking about you.
Melinda is walking from lot to lot looking for her car, she is pushing the button listening for the familiar horn sound to point her way, she hears nothing but she presses on, she even went into the parking structure for some reason, just to listen for the horn.
After near panic and the help of a security guard, who either felt sympathetic or wanted to have her committed actually helped in the search, lost in the parking lot and still no horn sounded even when he pushed the button.
Melinda went back inside and phoned her husband, “Hey Robbie, I can’t find my car”, Robbie told her that everything was OK he knew where her car was, fuming she said “This is not funny, I really can’t find my car”, “Melinda relax it’s right where you left it, out in the driveway”
Melinda hung up without saying goodbye and walked back to the parking lot, passing by the security guard with a wave and this time grabbing the keys to Moms car out of her pocketbook, she drove away without having to search this time.
My laughter came the next day while she was relaying this tale to me on her way back to the hospital, “It’s not funny Jimmy” she said, Robbie is making fun of me, and you are laughing at me now.
I’m just glad to be back in my own car, at least when I leave the hospital I’ll be able to find it, I like the way my car drives it runs a lot smoother than Mommas.
Then all of a sudden I hear a loud “Damn” in my ear, What happened I asked, she is almost crying from laughing so hard, you better not tell anyone what I am about to say, OK I promise.
I am still driving Mommas car she said, I was laughing when she hung up without saying goodbye.
I didn’t tell anyone what happened, but I really don’t think typing counts.
Did you ever lose your car, not have it stolen, I mean really lose it only to find that it is right where you left it.