Thought I had lost my car keys.

@rosekiss (30284)
Eugene, Oregon
November 19, 2015 5:05pm CST
I was really panicking this morning, as I was leaving Walmart, and as I was wheeling my cart to the car, I was rummaging through my purse for my keys. I looked in both compartments, and nothing. I checked in my jacket pocket, and nothing thee either. I kept asking myself what I had done with my keys, as it is not like me to not have my car keys with me at all times when I am out. When I got to my car, I saw them in the ignition, and I was happy I found them, but also very concerned, that something could have happened to my car, as it could have been stolen. I am just so happy that nothing happened to my car, because I had left the keys in the car, and didn't lock it. I am going to be very vigilant next time, and make sure that I don''t forget my keys, and most of all to lock my car before i leave and go into any store.It could have ended up a disaster, that is for sure.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
19 Nov 15
oh my..that could have been a bad thing..you could have come out to se your car gone..I always double check myself before i leave my vehicle..keys, doors locked and then out i go..we are getting older now sadly..
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Nov 15
Yea, that is so true. I always take them out of the ignition, grab y bags, and then lock it, but today, I just totally forgot to take them out. I think my guardian angle was watching over me and my car.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 Nov 15
@rosekiss yes you sure were being watched over..and glad all is fine and you are safe
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 15
@Rosekitty I am glad too. I don't know what I would have done if my car had been stolen. Now, I won't have to worry, and it was a lesson well learned for sure.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
19 Nov 15
Oh, on the other day I actually lost my car keys on university. Luckily someone found them and handed in the lost and found section
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Nov 15
You wer lucky that someone was honest enough and turned them into the lost and found. There are good people in the world, and it is always great when others will do a good deed and turn in anything that is lost.
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@fufurinha (11520)
• Portugal
19 Nov 15
@rosekiss Yes, i was so relieved when I saw my keys. This has never happened to me and I was really panicking.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 15
@fufurinha I panicked too, as I have never done that before, and it made me panic too. When I saw the car in the parking lot, I was happy, it was still there, and nothing had happened to it.
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@celticeagle (117275)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Nov 15
You are a lucky woman. I hope you never choose to do that again. I would put a post-t note on your window so you don't get out without having keys and preparing to lock it up.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 15
Yea, that is a good idea, as I certainly don't want to do that again, and maybe next time, it go totally wrong.
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@celticeagle (117275)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Nov 15
@rosekiss ...Did you sort of feel cold all over when you realized what you had done?
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 15
@celticeagle No, but I was sure upset at myself. I had taken off my sunglasses, and put them on the dash, and left the keys in the ignitions instead of pulling them out like I usually do. Believe me, it won't happen again, as the next time, it may end up differently.
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@marlina (71353)
• Canada
21 Nov 15
As we get older we have to pay more attention to everything we do. I am always afraid to forget to turn off the stove. So I check many times.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Nov 15
I have been guilty of doing that one too, and I always have to make sure that I turn it off before i leave the kitchen. I have left it on before before i realize that I didn't shut it off, so now, I make sure it is off.
@jaboUK (53398)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 15
I've done that too, and it's such a releif to see them in the ignition, and the car still safe.
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@amnabas (9942)
• Karachi, Pakistan
20 Nov 15
Sometimes leaving keys with the lock mkes you crazy finding them my father always does this and then our neighbours informs us.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
20 Nov 15
It is just something that I have never forgot to do ever. this time, I guess I was just in a hurry and didn't take them out andput them in my purse. I will make sure from now on though, that I take them out lock the doors and put them in my purse.
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• United Kingdom
19 Nov 15
phew your so lucky the car was still there. I think we all have those forgetful moments glad it turned out ok for you.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Nov 15
I am so glad too, as I don't know what I would have done, if someone had taken it. I am just so glad that no one saw the keys in it and drove off in it. I know there are bad people in the world that will take things that don't belong to them, so I was very fortunate for sure.
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@rebelann (39009)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov 15
Your guardian angel was looking after you.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Nov 15
I certainly agree with you there. It could have been a different outcome otherwise. I will just have to be more careful and make sure that I have my keys in my hand so I can lock all the doors, before I leave the car and head for the store.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Nov 15
@rebelann I can't lock my keys in the car, as it takes the keys to lock the door. In a way, I am so glad of that too.
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@rebelann (39009)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov 15
Well there you have it @rosekiss learn a new habit of locking your car every time you go somewhere, that will eliminate forgetting the keys in the car. But as we all no, once you solve one problem another one will surface. Tis the trials of life.
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@allknowing (61927)
• India
24 Nov 15
Anyone could have walked away with your car. There is no guarantee that you will not do this again (lol)
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Nov 15
Yea, I know, as I can get side tracked and it can happen. Let's put it this way, that I am certainly going to try to keep it from happening again. I went the day after, and that day, I did take my keys with me, and locked the car.
@allknowing (61927)
• India
24 Nov 15
@rosekiss Sometimes making mistakes results in our being more alert.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Nov 15
@allknowing Yes, it sure did. i will not leave the car unless the keys are in my hand, and the doors are locked. It was just a freak thing, as I was thinking about someting else, instead of on my car, and now I realize that I need to stay more alert, and only think about what I am doing at the time.
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@salonga (27994)
• Philippines
23 Nov 15
You left the keys in the car, and didn't lock it! Good nothing bad happened. You must really be very careful next time.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 15
I have since gone back to Walmart the next day, and that time, I did take my keys out and locked the doors, so all was good then. It was just something that I had never done before, and I panicked becasue it just wasn't like me not to have my keys. I scolded myself too/
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@salonga (27994)
• Philippines
23 Nov 15
@rosekiss We learn from our mistakes don't we?
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 15
@salonga Oh yes we do, and that one would have been a bad mistake, if the car had been stolen. Thank godness it wasn't.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov 15
I am very glad you didn't actually lock them in the car. My husband and I mostly go out together so we both have sets of keys to the car which would help in the case of a lock out.
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@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov 15
@rosekiss I know what you mean, I really don't like these programable keys.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
25 Nov 15
@BelleStarr I am hoping that I never have to program it, as it would be a hassle. I am making sure that I don't lose my keys, as my house keys are on it too, so I don't want to to lose them either, although, I do have a master lock on my house with an extra set of keys inside, so I will always have them
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@kevin1877uk (36941)
24 Nov 15
I've done that one before some years back. Glad everything was ok and you got you missing keys back which weren't missing.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Nov 15
Yea, once I realized they weren't in my purse, I figured I had left them in the car. WhenI saw the keys in the car, I was very relieved, and I knew that it could have ended badly with the car stolen. I have since been t the store, and I didn't forget the keys that time.
@Platespinner (16528)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Nov 15
I've done things like that. I'm glad you found them and that nothing bad happened while they were sitting in the iginition of your car out in the parkinglot...(I actually managed to leave the keys in the ignition and the engine running not to long ago when I ran into McDonalds to get a coffee while waiting to pick one of my kids up from work).
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 15
You were lucky that someone didn't take off with your car, since you left it running. My daughter told me she has done that too, but she says she won't do that anymoer, as she lives in a idfferent state, and there are a lot of car jackings too. I leaned my lesson, and now, I make sure i have my keys with me, and that I locked all the doors before leaving to go inside.
@gudheart (12754)
23 Nov 15
I have done this a few times too. I am quite forgetful :(
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 15
I am forgetful at times too, but now when it comes to my keys. I think that time though, I was thinking about something else, and wastn' thinking about taking my keys and locking the doors.
@just4him (110355)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov 15
I'm glad you found them and everything was okay.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 15
Yea me too, but if I had kept them in my hand and put them in my purse, I never would have panicked. It would have been really bad if someone had takein my car, as i don't know what i would have done if they had. It is my sole source of my way around, and I certainly don't wat anyone taking it, or anything happening to it either.
@antonbunot (9506)
• Calgary, Alberta
22 Nov 15
O, you are very lucky. If that happens in Calgary Walmart, the car may be long gone before you get to where you parked it. Carjacking is getting worse here in Calgary. They also tried to steal my Ford Ranger truck when I was still working in the casino. But, fortunately, though they damaged my car's locks, they were not able to open and drive it away.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Nov 15
That is a very good thing that they weren't able to get it unlokced and drive it away. I am sorry to hear that carjackings are bad where you are at. I guess you really have to be on guard at all times.I do know that if people can get a car free, they will steal one so as not to have to pay for it. It isn't right either, as people work hard for what they have, without someone taking what they have.
@Tampa_girl7 (24977)
• United States
22 Nov 15
What a blessing that no one stole your car.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Nov 15
Yea, you got that right, as that would have been very bad. I wouldn't have a car to drive to get around, and that would't have been good at all. I am so happy that no one saw my keys in the ignition, and took off with it.
• United States
21 Nov 15
You certainly are lucky that your car wasn't stolen. It's frightening to think you lost your keys but glad it was a good outcome.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Nov 15
I am so glad too. It could have ended badly, and I don't know what i would have done if someone had stolen my car. I need it for sure so from now one, I will definitely make sure i take my keys with me, and lock the doors.
@jstory07 (65374)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Nov 15
You are lucky that someone did not see the keys and went for a joy ride in your car.
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@rosekiss (30284)
• Eugene, Oregon
22 Nov 15
Yea, that is for sure. Someone could have taken the keys and the car, and wrecked it, and that would have been bad too. It was a lesson learned that will never happen again.