Hairyducked Idiot wrote:It happens. I got out to the car yesterday after lunch. Go through the hassle of getting kid buckled. Sit in the driver's seat. Start trying to find my keys in my pocket, realize I don't feel them. I must have left them on the table at the restaurant. We're right outside, I could run in and get them, leave kid in the car for 20 seconds, he won't care and he's old enough people wouldn't think it was weird. But the car is running so that seems like a little too much risk. It took me a good 10 seconds to realize what I was missing with that scenario.
Inspired by this story from the Politics thread.
A couple weeks ago, my wife was taking our daughter somewhere. She put our daughter in the car and had her climb to the carseat while she came back inside to get something. Goes back to the car and the doors are locked. She comes back in for the extra key. I take it out and try it. Automatic unlock isn't working. So we tell our daughter, who isn't strapped in, to climb over and unlock the doors, which she does. We get our daughter in the carseat and my wife is sitting in the drivers seat. At that moment, I have a realization. We are idiots. My wife asks why. I tell her to close the door and lock it. The car key is one of those where the actual key flips open but we never use it to unlock the doors because of the lock/unlock button on it (we do have to use it to start the car). So I hold up the key, flip it open and unlock the door. She just smiles and acknowledges our stupidity. Both our cars have it so we haven't used the actual key to unlock our car doors in over 8 years.