Oooops! Should Have Kept the Door Closed!

United States
June 18, 2017 7:25am CST
Yesterday after our trip to the flea market we went into town to meet my grandson. He just turned 12 and I was bringing his gifts to him. He is not hard to please and I am thankful for that. I bought him a pair of dress shoes that he will need for his elementary school graduation, and a casual shirt. He was delighted with both. The shoes fit, which was a worry for me because you never really know if they will fit unless you try them on. Little Miss was in the back seat of the car and my grandson opened the back door and kept her amused. She loved playing with her cousin. We must have visited for almost an hour. Had to keep our visit outside, which is another story for another day. Not thinking about the fact that the door was open and the interior light was on the entire time. Ugh. Yup, as luck would have it, I started the car up and the battery was dead. Called my husband, no answer. Called my brother, no answer. Panic set in. Thankfully one of my former DIL's friends showed up and had jumper cables. The juiced up the battery and it started. I let it run for about 10 minutes and shut if off to see if it would start back up and thankfully it did. Moral of the story, never leave the door open and the light on.
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@LadyDuck (94621)
• Switzerland
18 Jun
I never do I forgot a door opened once and after that day I never forgot again.
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@SonjaRae (1309)
• United States
18 Jun
It only takes ONE TIME! LOL
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@LadyDuck (94621)
• Switzerland
18 Jun
@SonjaRae At least our car was in the garage and my husband has a power starter.
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• United States
18 Jun
Time got away on me. I won't forget sgain!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Jun
Oh dear Elusive sorry that happened with the battery drain. Ugh. So glad you got to see your grandson..
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• United States
18 Jun
He is such a delightful young man. I hope to see him graduate on Monday. Not sure how I will manage it with the little one though.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly Oh dear..someone to watch her no?
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• United States
18 Jun
@TiarasOceanView I would have to get my older daughter to come over and then drive her home. That isn't an easy thing when you have a clingy child at night. I will have to discuss it with Hubby when he gets home.
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@GardenGerty (84241)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Jun
Why do we even carry cell phones, we never can get our husbands when we need them.
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• United States
18 Jun
Heather, that is how I feel as well. Now if the tables were turned he would have been furious!
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@SonjaRae (1309)
• United States
18 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly hahahahaha, but you would have been "over reacting" if you were!
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• United States
18 Jun
@SonjaRae of course!
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• United States
18 Jun
Glad someone was able to jump your car. That would have caused me to panic too.
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• United States
18 Jun
I was worried that the car wouldn't start when we went shopping later on. Fortunately it turned right over.
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• United States
18 Jun
@Srbageldog We were in the store for a little over an hour and I had forgotten about the battery fiasco while shopping. It turned right over without a problem.
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@dodo19 (24451)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Jun
Good thing someone came by with some cables and was able to help you. I'll definitely remember that when we get a car.
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• United States
18 Jun
I was a little ticked at my husband because I keep telling him to have his phone turned up and on him just in case something happens.
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@dodo19 (24451)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly I can definitely understand that. I would be upset with my husband as well.
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• United States
18 Jun
@dodo19 He has the phone with him most of the time. But, if the volume isn't turned up he can't hear the call coming in. Frustrating.
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@Courtlynn (18876)
• United States
18 Jun
Yes that is never a good idea. My neighbor had forgotten 5 times ti shut her indoor light off and if it wasnt for my mom and i telling her, she wouldnt have been able to go to work those next days.
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@Courtlynn (18876)
• United States
18 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly some cars they do.. not yours though lol
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@simone10 (22378)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Jun
I have done that before and am also known to forget and leave the lights on. I'm glad that you were able to get help with restarting your battery.
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• United States
18 Jun
I wish I had the automatic lights that go out when the vehicle is shut off. When it is raining I turn on my lights. I always worry I will forget to turn them off.
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@simone10 (22378)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly That is usually when I forget, when it's raining. I'm not as bad as I used to be but like you, I always worry about it.
@BettyB (4112)
• Summerville, South Carolina
18 Jun
I've done that. It can be frustrating and frightening when you can't get ahold of anyone. I'm glad it worked out.
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• United States
18 Jun
I probably would have taken the kids to the playground for a while. That is if their grandmother would have allowed me to do so. My granddaughter would have loved to play outside with her cousins, who are also my grandchildren.
@Happy2BeMe (55507)
• Canada
18 Jun
I've done that before. Good the friend came along and gave you a boost. Glad your grandson liked his gift. Sounds like it was a nice little visit.
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• United States
18 Jun
My husband read me the riot act when I finally was able to reach him. LOL. I was more focused on my grandchildren.
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@SonjaRae (1309)
• United States
18 Jun
OH goodness! I too had to learn that lesson the hard way! Thankfully I have AAA! Glad everything turned out okay, and the visit sounds like it was delightful!
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• United States
18 Jun
I forgot that I have roadside assistance with my auto insurance.
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@SonjaRae (1309)
• United States
18 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly Ah, well there ya go for next time! LOL
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• United States
18 Jun
@SonjaRae yes, if I remember that I have it!
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@RubyHawk (12963)
• Atlanta, Georgia
19 Jun
I can imagine how frightening that was when you couldn't reach anybody. Glad It turned out all right.
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• United States
19 Jun
If it had been in the evening I would have been a little more worried. Thankfully it happened in the daytime.
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@RubyHawk (12963)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly Dark Always makes it worse
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@celticeagle (104209)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jun
We learn as we go in this life don't we?
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• United States
19 Jun
Yes we do. Wish it would sink in a little better though.
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@celticeagle (104209)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly .....Some have to have things gone over more than once. That's okay.
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@mandala100 (2471)
• Hong Kong
18 Jun
It often happened to me that I leaved the light on resulting in my car battery being disharged. I'm glad that there's someone that helped you.
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• United States
18 Jun
I was so relieved to get the battery a jump and have the car start up.
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• Hong Kong
18 Jun
@ElusiveButterfly That's the good thing that happened in that situation.
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@Jessicalynnt (48289)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jun
pretty sure many of us have done that at some point or other.
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@xstitcher (8496)
• Petaluma, California
18 Jun
Glad your grandson liked his presents.
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• United States
18 Jun
He was delighted. Always is happy with what I give him. The child is so humble.