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Lots of panic, but easy fix

May 20th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I was heading out for lunch today and before I even got out of the building I saw that my car key was not on the ring. I looked everywhere I had been, traced my steps to the car and back, and no luck. I asked security, and no one had turned it in.

I started to panic, big time. But I focused and called the Toyota dealer and, long story short, I got a ride to the dealer and got a new key for $5. However, if my car had had an "immobilizer" I would have had to get it towed, so I was very lucky.

No one has found the key yet. I'm sure someone will, because there are only so many places it can be!

One of my colleagues said she has heard of people finding a key and trying every car in the lot until it works and then stealing the car. I hope that doesn't happen!

I also spent $2.18 on lunch at Arby's, since I didn't get home.

3 Responses to “Lots of panic, but easy fix”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    It's probably not too hard these days either, to walk down a row of cars and press the alarm button, or the "unlock" (or "lock" for that matter) until you find the car it belongs to.

    That said, I would hope at your place of employment people would turn in a key rather than steal a car. I suppose it all depends. Like, working people likely aren't stealing cars, but depends how likely some random thief finds it? Probably not likely?

  2. rachel021406 Says:

    Glad it was only a $5 fix!! And I hope someone turns your key in.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Well, this is a college campus, so I suppose anything goes. But after surviving on the lot one day, I'm sure the odds of theft went way down.

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