So the Security Guard called the police

@cynthiann (18602)
Jamaica
January 19, 2011 10:16am CST
and it was dreadful for me. Yesterday, I parked my car in a car park in the centre of town as I had about six places to go to - all work related and well, I was rushing around and I am more than just a little fragmented these days. In my defence I will state that having my sister who is an alcoholic with me for five weeks has not been easy. Why only in Church last night when I was asked to give God thanks for something I thanked God from my slapping her face on two occasions. Everyone cracked up but she is a mean drunk. But I digress, so back to the car park. For safety reasons, each time I picked up something like copier paper then I would rush back to the car and lock it up in the trunk. This is sensible because it is heavy right? And I am a sensible lady, right? Then for the fourth or fifth or even sixth time I go back to the car park and what do I see? A space where my car should be. A space. At that point I understood why people want to bring back hanging as a punishment! Imagine it. There I am with my key in my hand and no car to start. I called security and we looked for the car. I was in such shock that I could not remember the licence number or make but could say, quite emphatically that I owned a red car. Yep! I was definite on that one. The police came with lights flashing and now a crowd had grown and just about everyone sympathised with me and expressed their opinion as to who had stolen my car. One of the policemen ( he later said that he had had 'incidents' with me before)asked me to re trace my movements.This annoyed me somewhat as I told him that it was unlikely that I had parked the car in the bank or Insurance office. But he was patient and told everyone in hearing that he had known my husband and knew my three sons well. It was then that I noticed that I was carrying a plastic bag. I looked inside and there was one meatloaf and a diet Pepsi. Now where had that come from? The policeman looked at me and sighed and then I remembered. I had already left the car park and was heading back to work when the smell of freshly baked meat loaves had enticed me to stop outside of the Pattie Shop to buy my lunch. The crowd was quite large by now and they followed me and I was following the policemen and we went across the the Pattie place and there was my little red car. I was so embarrassed. I said something stupid like 'all's well that ends well' but both policemen just sighed. On reaching work I bb'd the son in Middle East and the son in the U.K. and the daughter in the city. No one responded. I then called the son in the U.K. and asked me why no one had responded to me message. He said that they has all spoken by cell phone and quite honestly none of them knew what to say. Now isn't that strange? So have you called the police and it turned out to be a false alarm?
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@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
19 Jan 11
I am not going to laugh sweetie,,,,,,,,, i think. Shame, it was because you ran around like that. Well at least it wasn't stolen. And no, i'm not very fond of the police here so i won't call them for anything at all. TATA.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
You can laugh all you want because I now find it funny. I am also glad tat it wasn't stolen. But it is the second car incident in a month - not good. Am going to Dr. today as am not sleeping well either - just seemed to be wound up tightand next week is going to be hell for me
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Look the brother of the Prime Minister is threatening to sue me. He does not have grounds but he will be at our A.G.M. next Wednesday and he will embarrass me publicly. He is behaving so badly to me and telling the Chairman that I do not know my place etc. This is all enlarged because he knows that my son will be running for a seat for the Opposition in the General elections next year. Hence this nasty treatment because I am now the enemy. Basically, he wanted me to assure him that work done to his apartment because of leaks would be finished before Christmas. I will facilitate owners and did get him a contractor but he changed the contractor. I am responsible for the common areas only although I do help everyone with problems in their apartments but it is not my responsibility. So, after 20 odd emails I told him that I was neither a plumber or a contractor and could not accept this responsibility. He then went crazy and begun to threaten to sue me. I do not do public embarrassment well. I become fragmented like I am now so I am admitting it and going to speak to Dr.about having mild tranquilisers to get me through this. Then his contractor took his family to Italy forthe Christmas and New Year and the work is still not finished. I have dealt with the Insurance people etc and they say that I jave not done anything wronmg but I know that my boss will enjoy his friend belittling meand will not defend me - although I think other owners will. At least - I hope so Yes, they will but I do not do stress well. Cannot take leave until next July when the daughter get marries and then she-who-must-be-obeyed will be back on the Island. Some days I feel to slit my throat
@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
19 Jan 11
I swear i told you last year to relax, didn't i? First the accident, then your sister, now this. You need to calm down and take a long holiday. Very fast.
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
19 Jan 11
LOL, GIRL U WANT DO. I love it. your shananigans always tickle the fire out of me. I can just imagine what my children would have said. They don't think i have enough sense to get in out of the rain,lol. I'm glad your car wasn't stolen. With all u have had going on i'm not surprised at something like this happening. I just got my jeep out of the shop from having it fixed where i backed into the railing on the ramp at church. duh! when t.j. saw it he was like what the hell did u hit? I didn't bother to tell him i knew his wife had done the same thing. He never mentioned that to me.. I didn't let on that i even knew. Grown children do carzy things to, lol. love ya! DSon't worry about it.
@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
19 Jan 11
U just hang in there sunshine. Everybody does things they wished they hadn't done.U can't keep a good woman down & everyone that knows u knows u are a good woman. hugs.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Thanks Jo. you always support me. Just came from Dr. My bp is so high. Am I surprised? She has adjusted my meds. Said that I am totally stressed out.
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@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Yes they do and I am not telling them anything more as there was an incident just before Christmas where I was so stressed that involved my car too. I just hate reversing - always scared that I will hit something - and I have
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@Thoroughrob (11742)
• United States
19 Jan 11
I am so glad you found your car. It sounds like you just had a very busy day. I am glad that everyone was very patient and kind.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
20 Jan 11
Thank you. If my car had been stolen I would have been up the creek without a paddle
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
20 Jan 11
I absolutely love your stories, cynthiann!! I've never done that one but I can picture myself doing something like that. I've done so so many ditzy things...the list is long. I do have a friend that went to the bar, got totally drunk and then came out and couldn't find her car, called the cops and reported it and the cops helped her find it and warned her not to drive because she clearly was drunk. Rather than call me for a ride, she waited till the cops were out of site and then tried to drive home...got caught...got DWI.
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
20 Jan 11
Of course I do things like that and no...not like my little drunk friend or your little drunk sister. Sadly, I do these things stone sober.
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
20 Jan 11
oops...I don't mean "sadly" ...erase that. I'm talking about me too here so seriously...erase that. We aren't sad. It's just realistic...it's what we do. We are human.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
20 Jan 11
you do things like this? Then we are kindred spirits. I expect the police were jst waiting to se if she would get around the wheel of the car
@dawnald (85130)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Jan 11
I'm glad it all turned out well. Senior moment. I look forward to having many of them. :D
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Sometimes dawn: shakes finger at Dawn. Sometimes Dawn - words fail me
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@saphrina (31552)
• South Africa
19 Jan 11
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@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
20 Jan 11
Dear friend Cynthie, I am writing to the Oxford Dictionary -people to coin a new phrase in English, and that is "Little Cynthie moments". Its good that the policeman supposedly helped you to trace back your steps and finally lead you to your little Red Car with the aroma of the meatlosf. Obviously, someone could have forgot all about the car when one is hungry and there is a little Patisserie with fresh meatloaf round the corner. Nope I couldn't,wouldn't, shouldn't even dare to raise a false alarm and call the police. I wouldn't even call them if there is a situation if I really need there help. If I am mugged, looted, kicked and abused I will go with it but no Police , No. They are worse. Happy for you that you got your car and nobody really didn't 'steal" it. But why your Sons didn't call you back?
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
20 Jan 11
You are so funny Bodhi. I just love your responses. I didn't call the police - the security did that. I do not like calling the police either and hate it when they stop me on the road. The sons did not call me as they were speechless because to be honest there was another little incident a few weeks previously. They were all discussing the situation when I called the one in the U.K. But I do not want to talk about that one. I did go to my Dr. yesterday and my bp is elevated and I am really stressed out. So meds have been changed and I feel so much better today.Many blessings
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@GardenGerty (157327)
• United States
19 Jan 11
Yes, I have, and they have told me they would rather be safe than sorry. I live on Main Street in my city. At one time there was a Dairy Queen (fast food/ice cream) business diagonally across the street. Big window facing the street at about waist height. Picnic table out front. It also had been robbed before. My neighbor always worried when her son worked there because we are so close to the highway that it would be a quick getaway. Anyway, after closing time one night, while the employees were cleaning up inside, I noticed a man outside the big window, looking inside. He then lay down on the picnic table. The police came out, found he was waiting for his girlfriend to get off work, not skulking waiting to rob or kidnap someone. The police said they would rather come check on things than have trouble. I am sorry that you are so stressed you forgot what you were doing. I have problems like that sometime. You know, the police had to be at work anyway, so why not help you out?
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
You are so kind in your response. To be honest when I get fragmented I do a bit ditzy. I console myself in thinking that this may not be age related because I've always done stupid things. As a child I once got a new bicycle and rode it to the shopping centre to spend my birthday money. After shopping I went home by the bus and then had to go back - praying that the bike was there. Thank God it was.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
19 Jan 11
Nope...I'll reserve those thing for you my dear friend. I have once lost my car in a parking lot and since I am a special effort to remember where I parked it! LOL
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
I am happy t hear that it happened to you too. This has so helped me.
@thedaddym (1731)
• United States
19 Jan 11
I have not but my wife has. She was going to a party and on the way ran in with our two kids who were babies at the time to return something really quick. She only had a few minutes. We had just gotten a brand new car and this was like the first time she had driven it other than driving it home from the dealer. She did her thing and then went out and could not find the car. She looked and looked all over the lot, with two babies in a cart and called the police all freaked out, who told her to go out and look again and if she still did not find it call them back. She did finally find the car, it was one aisle further then she had been looking next to a tall van. Well she was late to where she had been going and embarrassed about telling everyone in the store that her car had been stolen.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
It is just that we have so much on our minds that we get fragmented and totally forget things. This muast have been so embarrassing for her.
@katsmeow1213 (28717)
• United States
19 Jan 11
You are always good for a very interesting story, Cythi! I want to say that I can't believe you did that.. but honestly, I can. All the while I was thinking "You parked it elsewhere and got confused.. or lost.. hey, you've been known to do that!". Though I am very glad your car wasn't actually stolen with all those important things in the trunk!
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Yes, I am glad it wasn't stolen too. I would have stood there and just cried.
@yoyo1198 (3641)
• United States
19 Jan 11
Oh my, cyn...you really need some respite from 'she who..'. However, I HAVE lost my car before in some of those gigantic parking lots which abound here. Can't remember having called the police about it though. I did call the police once to report what I thought was a fire that I saw from my 3rd story apartment a few years ago. Turned out it was just a street light with tree branches swaying about in front of it in my view. Perception can play tricks on us at times. A few months or years from now you will look back on this experience and think it hilarious. But right now it just shows what kind of pressure you have been under. God bless you, hon. Is she gone yet?
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
I am smiling now as I can write about my stupidity. Yes, she left last week, - but I am not yet smiling about her antics. I am glad that your experience was only a false alarm. The police were really great about it all.
@bunnybon7 (50973)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Jan 11
omg, you poor girl. get that sister out of your house. didnt she mention anything about when she was leaving? shes taking advantage of your good nature!! its driving you bats.i know ive done such things, i just cant remember right now.
@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
19 Jan 11
Like your children, I honestly don't know what to say. On one hand, I am glad that it was a false alarm, but I am also dreading the mental picture of you realizing that it was indeed a false alarm, with cops and a crowd around. I would also hate the whispers these people would be making behind your back. Anyway, I have never called the police for a false alarm, but I know that our office is pretty notorious for false 911 calls. We have to dial 'nine' to get an outside line, and a 'one' to get the area code. Some people here just press the '1' more times than necessary. Hope you feel better, and hope the meatloaf was worth it!
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Actually the people were okay as I am a familiar site around this town.But it was embarrassing. Yes, the meat loaf was worth it. Fresh small loaf of bread filled with minced beef with lots of tasty seasonings
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
19 Jan 11
Hello cynthian, Yes, I ahd similar situations too. they are not easy to forget or get over but eventually you do. I am so sorry you had such a rough day and week. Hopefully this wekeend will be a lot better for you. The police oficer seemed really kind and understanding too. I hate the big dudes who seem to have the rough voice because you feel even more intimidated. Hopefully your sons and your husband will pamper you when they see you. Thanks for such a interesting story about everyday life and struggles. Sincerley Unique16
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
19 Jan 11
Thank you too. Regretfully, no husband - I am a widow. Our police can sometimes appear intimidating too but these were kind.
@AmbiePam (85122)
• United States
31 Jan 11
Oh, Cynthiann, thank you for that laugh! Yes, I have contacted the cops and it was a false alarm. I've shared the story on mylot once. Let's just say it had to do with Valentine's Day, a peephole, a picture, and a very active imagination.