Have you ever got in the wrong car by Mistake thinking it was your own?

@stephcjh (32327)
United States
January 24, 2007 4:46pm CST
I have. i havent done it recently but when I was about 6 years old my dad dropped me and my mom off at the bowling alley. after we were done there dad came back to pick us up and when we came out of the bowling alley, i had my head down and had only seen the front end of the car. Needless to say, I walked past the drivers door to get into the back seat because it was a 4 door vehicle. I opened the door, got in and sat down. Then looked up and the man driving that car was not my dad, but the car next toit had my mom and dad in it LOL.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes, I too have done it a few times. Once I got into the wrong car, and it still didn't dawn on me, until my husband did not get in and was laughing. I felt like such a fool. It was the same color and make as ours.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
That is funny margieanneart. did your husband laugh at you? I would have been so embarrassed and my husband would have fell on the ground in tears. I would have felt like such a fool also. It is so easy to mistake your vehicle sometimes, especially when you forget where you parked.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
12 Apr 09
I also think it is really funny situation when we get into a wrong car by mistake.
@dfinster (3535)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yes, I did it once. It was at this place I used to work at. I used to have a blur Pontiac Grand Prix and another woman had the exact same car. Same year same color. One day when I was done w/ work I went out to the parking lot, got into the car and tried to put the key in. I started to panic and wondered what was going on until she came out and told me I was in the wrong vehicle. (I should've looked at the plates) We had a good laugh and it was the topic of discussion at work for a few days.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
29 Jan 07
Mine is Santro Silver colour. There are thousands of such cars. Once or twice, I went to open the door with key, it wouldn't. I thought I was inserting the wrong key only to realise that it was wrong car.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I know what you mean. There are alot of the same cars with the same colors. My mom tried to open someones truck door with her keys because she thought it was her truck, LOL.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
12 Apr 09
I also think there are lots of cars with same color and it is easy to get into wrong car.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Well I haven't gotten into the car but I tried to. It was identical to mine but didn't have the laundry we had in the back seat. I was trying to figure out who would want to steal our laundry when I realized it wasn't my car. Mine was right next to it but they were the same make, model, year, and color. I was almost tempted to see if the keys would have fit.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
That is good that you didn't get into it. It is a good thing you remembered the laundry. That is funny that you thought someone may want to steal your laundry. My mom tried to fit her keys into the wrong truck one day. The person came out of the store and said, hey lady, that's my truck!
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@bvdev234 (304)
• India
26 May 09
Though I haven't got into a wrong car, remember a joke. A Husband and wife got into a wrong car. While he was enjoying the driving, wife found that wasn't their car. "Well, Michael, this is not our car." Wife said. "Just shut up. This is a pretty good car", was the man's reply. How is that...?
@moonmagick (1458)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Yes!!! I have even done it recently. When I was working. I have a bright yellow Jeep Wrangler. And to my knowledge it was the only one in works parking lot. I came out of work one day when I was 8 months pregnant and waddled to what I thought was my Jeep, (I was so happy that I had gotten a better parking spot than I remembered from that morning). Heaved myself up inside and promptly realized that not only did I not have a tackle box in the front seat of my jeep, but my key didnt work in this one. It was summer time, so the tops were down on both (no point in locking it). The guy who owned it thought it was hilarious. He made it a point to park next to me whenever he could after that.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I bet that was so funny, LOL. I bet he teased you alot after that one. I would have tried switching the tackle box on him one day and get a good laugh with that also.
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• India
24 Feb 07
Yes,i did.It was not a car,but my scooter.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
That is funny also. I was still your means of transportation. Did anyone see you do that?
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• Portugal
23 Feb 07
It happened to me too. Specially at night. There are many cars like mine where I live and trying to open the wrong car is a common mistake that anyone can make. One time I was going to open the wrong car and suddenly the owner of the car appear... It was a funny situation.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
I haven't actually gotten into the wrong car, but being a mini van driving mom, I have went up to the wrong mini van several times. It seems I bought the most popular color of my mini van, and I've made the mistake several times, only to get up to the door and see that it wasn't my van, since most of the times they were cleaner then mine!!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
?That is funny. Maybe you should paint that van with more dirt or something, LOL. Just kidding, but that is one good way to tell them apart.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
A girl I used to work with had the same car as I did, only hers was a 2 door. Mine is a 4 door. I got in her car on accident. Oops!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
LOL.... Did you not see the extra two doors? Did you try to start it up? that would have been funny. Did your friend see you? I would have been so embarrassed, if someone had seen me. LOL.
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
15 Apr 07
well this is funny I took a taxi once and did not know that it was not going my way untill it pat my turn I was around 16yr at the time told my brothers they laughed me to scorn lol
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
LOL. Did the taxi driver take you to where you needed to be? I haven't done that before.
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• Canada
4 Apr 07
Funny I have done this alot when I was driving . I always just laughed at my self .... I don`t drive anymore so I haven`t done it for a long time cause I don`t get in cars at all ...
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I haven't done it alot. I only did it one time and that was enough for me. I'm sorry you don't get into cars anymore unless you mean as the driver because you no longer drive. Either way, I feel for you.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
Yeah, when I was younger and was trick-or-treating I ended up getting in the wrong car. I think it freaked out the person driving more than it did me.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I know if I was the driver, it would definitely freak me out LOL. I'm glad they didn't take off with you in the car.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
I don't recall ever actually getting into the wrong car, but I know in the parking lots my kids have gone and tried to open doors on cars that look like ours. I've also wandered around thinking a car was mine from a distance when I had forgotten just where I'd parked. What did you do when you realized you were in the wrong car? Did the people turn around and give you strange looks? lol
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
The guy just looked in his rearview mirror at me and I was so embarrassed. I got out as quick as I could.
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@weemam (13377)
2 Apr 07
This is quite funny me finding this discussion tonight , we went shopping today in a retail park it was really busy and hubby and I ( not being 21 any more) were really tired , hubby started to walk towards a sky blue Citroen Picasso and I followed him , I stopped and realised he was going in the wrong direction altogether , It was the exact car as ours and we had a good laugh about it afterwards xx
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
My husband and I have done that also. My husband can't remember things like that. If I don't remember where we parked, we will walk all over the parking lot looking for our vehicle.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
31 Mar 07
Thats funny, and it reminds me of something my mom and I did. My mom had been having problems with her locks freezing. So we both carried some lock deicer in our pocket. Well we came out of a store, put the key in the lock, it wouldn't open. We thought it was frooze, we put lock deicer in the locks, tried and tried to get in, tugging and tugging at the doors. After about 10 minutes of this....we discovered we had the wrong car, it was the same make and color as my moms car. We said ooops, laughed and hurried and got it my moms car. Lucky for us....her locks were not froozen. It truly was so funny.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
That is funny. I bet them other people didn't have a problem with their locks being froze either, LOL.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
It happened to me once in a parking lot on a mall here in my country. Our car is dark orange color and a nissan I was in a hurry to leave and trying to open my car and it was strange I can't surprisingly that was not my car lol!!! My car is in the other side of the parking area lol!!!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I have parked on the other side of a parking lot also. I have walked around trying to find my car and where I parked it, LOL.
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@aweins (4203)
• India
31 Mar 07
yes it happened with us once when we coming from a shopping mall and went to the parking section and instead of our car we went into someone else car. i felt so stupid that how can one do such a mistake but me and my hubby both just went into it and then suddenly realized , GOD this is not ours....
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
That is funny that you both did it. Now, one cannot blame the other or make fun of them, LOL.
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@kastor003 (364)
• India
29 Mar 07
yupp... wht an embarrasing moment....not exactlyyy It happened with me about 2 years ago. actually he did it intentionally he got inside nd then ...ohhh,...i m really sorry i thought...etc etc... now when he is my boy frend he told me tht he did it intentionally......
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
That is still funny. I guess he thought he would make the move on you that way, LOL.
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@maucute (980)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Luckily, Never! hehe I usually checked out the car as well as the plate number before I get in, I'm just like that. But a friend of mine experience it once, their driver would always fetched her from school way back when we were in high school. It was the same car as theirs, she was in a hurry so when she spotted the car she just got in and say let's go having to found out that the it wasn't their car. She turned back and saw their car at the back next to it so she hurriedly jumped out of the car and went insider their car.. It was quite embarrassing according to her, she never looked back if anybody was looking..
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I have heard a few people have done that. I guess it is quite common. I don't think I would have looked back either. I would be so embarrassed, I would just want to go hide, LOL.
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@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Yes I have.. I was sooo embarrassed! I was in 6th grade back then. I used to be picked up by a not so fashionable mode of transportation back then- a jeepney. And at special occasions, my uncle lents us his car to pick me up- which I loved by the way because I get to go home in a car that air conditioned. So here it is- my cousin comes to pick me up, and I saw this car who looked exactly like my uncles’ car. Of course I went straight to it- and there was someone inside. I kept on opening the door but the person inside was locking the door and holding it so I can't open it. I though he was just another one of my cousins playing a game on me. Then the cousin who picked me up tapped me on my shoulder and told me to stop what I was doing, I told him that the car was here but someone wont let me in. HE laughed his butt off, and waved at the guy inside the car- for an apology. He took my hand and led to our ride.. yes to my dismay- the jeepney. HE was still laughing on our way home. I was soo embarrassed that day I couldn’t even laugh with my cousin.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I bet you were very embarrassed LOL. I would have remembered that one for a long time also. That is very funny. I think alot of us have done these kinds of things. I also think some of us do not want to admit, LOL.
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