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... when you walk out the door, see the other side of the street empty for street sweeping and your heart sinks because you think you parked not-your-car there and now it's gone, but you have to get to something else so you don't have time to stop and think about it. And then on the way to that something else you lose your keys, so you go walking back and forth between home and Davis scanning for your keys (and not pausing to look for the car because of course it's been towed...) and HAPPILY you manage to find your keys, which someone picked up and brought in to their office, which wasn't the office you were going to, but then you have to go to work - half an hour later than planned - and then you have to tell the owners of the car what's up, because you need the license plate number to check on its status, and of course that conversation is no fun "Your car? Either towed or stolen. What's your lic. plate number?"
And you get the number, and you call the local tow-mafia and... they don't have the car. "You should call the cops and ask them." and you do, and they don't, either.
So you start tagging people around you to try to look on nearby side streets, because maybe you're just too tired and stupid to ACTUALLY remember where you parked?, and one of those very kind people manages to find the car, around the corner from where you thought you'd left it and it's safe and sound and suddenly ALL the stress can leave your body, and you collapse?

Yeah, me neither...

Date: 2017-04-27 10:31 pm (UTC)
rintrahroars: (Solitary)
From: [personal profile] rintrahroars
Oh honey. Sending love. Lots of love.

Date: 2017-04-28 04:01 am (UTC)
c1: New Hampshire (New Hampshire)
From: [personal profile] c1
Not sure, but I think this is why I live in New Hampshire. *grin*

Date: 2017-04-28 04:05 pm (UTC)
corylea: A woman gazing at the sky (Default)
From: [personal profile] corylea
Oh, my. That sounds unpleasant, but I'm glad to hear that both keys and car were found eventually!

Date: 2017-04-28 05:29 pm (UTC)
nuclearpolymer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nuclearpolymer
I hope your next day is less frustrating!

When that kind of stuff happens to me, I try to interpret it as a symptom of cognitive/mental overload, which I should heed by easing off a bit. Doesn't always work, though, sometimes I just sit around feeling stupid and getting more stressed about it.

Date: 2017-04-28 08:55 pm (UTC)
drwex: (DMs)
From: [personal profile] drwex
That... sucks. I'm sorry you had to live it.

I will say that dropping an X1 where I park my car is a trick I learned from some other Ingressers that works stupidly well. I tend to use it at King Richard's and other large not-well-marked lots but I've lately started doing it whenever I park my car other than opposite my house.

Date: 2017-04-28 11:15 pm (UTC)
tshuma: (tea & sympathy)
From: [personal profile] tshuma
Oh, goodness, how exhausting!

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