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Did you forget where you parked?

JusduitJusduit Posts: 578Registered Users
Just curious if you have ever forgotten where you parked your car in a large parking lot such as a shopping mall, airport, amusement park, etc.

Or, have you ever mistaken someone else’s car for yours?
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Just last night. The boyfriend and I went to the grocery store, came back out into the parking lot, turned right toward his car, wasn't his car, stood there like doofuses, finally found his car in the other direction.
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  • JusduitJusduit Posts: 578Registered Users
    I've done that before too....felt like a total idiot! It was much more amusing when I saw someone else do it last weekend. LOL
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Never more then a row or so.

    Years ago my aunt and cousin were at the mall though, left and got into their van. Were ready to leave when my cousin points out a cell phone in the dash that isn't theirs. They then notice that there are a lot of things that aren't theirs! Turns out Dodge Caravan keys will open and start just about any Dodge Caravan :lol:
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don't forget where I park because I specifically park in the back so I won't. It's an old habit from when I used to work at the car dealership.

    Funny story, we now drive a recently an old police car. He went to the gas station one day to grab some stuff. When he got out, he got into the car. He opened up his soda, started eating his candy bar. After a bit, he tried to start it to no avail. That's when he noticed the rifle, and the laptop. And when he looked up and saw the cops standing right there, laughing their butts off at him. When he got out they said they were wondering how long it was going to take him to figure it out.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Other than at work, yes, I forget all the time. Fortunately, my daughter always remembers.

  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    I have done both.

    And one time I worked at a place where we parked in a large parking garage, and one guy stole another guy's keys and moved it to a different level. I have to admit, it was the funniest April Fools joke I have ever seen.
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    I almost put my toddler into the wrong car on Monday. I thought someone had stolen his car seat until my other son told me it was the wrong car.
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  • rileybrileyb Posts: 1,975Registered Users
    I stopped to get coffee once on my way to work in kind of a rough neighborhood and when I was walking out through the parking lot my phone rang. So I dug my phone out and was chatting away and I was trying to unlock my car - my car unlocks by touching the handle as long as you have the key on you somewhere (pocket/bag). So I'm just standing there, holding the handle of my car and being like wtf, why is the door not unlocking, when I look inside and think 'huh, I don't have a Gatorade in my cupholder' and realize, I am hanging onto the handle of someone else's car that is identical to mine but parked three spaces away. Someone else who is walking up behind me watching me potentially try to break into his car. Luckily he had a sense of humor but I was mortified.
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    Yes, but only for a moment. I quickly realized where I was parked. I watch people do it a bit too frequently at Disney.
    Poodlehead wrote: »
    And one time I worked at a place where we parked in a large parking garage, and one guy stole another guy's keys and moved it to a different level. I have to admit, it was the funniest April Fools joke I have ever seen.

    Love that story!!
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  • cmb4314cmb4314 Posts: 984Registered Users
    I had the same car as someone else at my last job.

    I met her in person for the first time when we were walking out to our cars at the same time one day, and we actually unlocked them at pretty much the same time, to the point where she started to get into mine. :lol:

    I swear, if the Minneapolis airport didn't have little tags to take that tell you what floor of the garage you're parked on, I'd lose my car every time I went out of town.
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I have a pretty distinctive car, so I don't often lose my car. I do, however, forget where I park all the time at work. I know the general area, but can't remember exactly. Thank goodness it has a remote and will beep at me if I hit the unlock button while getting madder and madder. Usually the nights I work late.

  • TrenellTrenell Posts: 3,562Registered Users
    I work a Disney. I lose my car every damn day.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Off topic - I was thinking about you today Trenell. There was an article in our paper about a bunch of kids from the local schools who go to Disney every year and take classes and then put on a show.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    I did today at work. I got halfway across the parking garage to my usual spot before I remembered that I'd parked one level up.

    At the doctor's office last week, I tried to get into the wrong car. I put the key in the lock and turned, and thought to myself, "why the hell is it not opening??" before realizing it was someone else's car.
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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    Yes. Eventually I found it. At the impound lot.
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  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    rileyb wrote: »
    I stopped to get coffee once on my way to work in kind of a rough neighborhood and when I was walking out through the parking lot my phone rang. So I dug my phone out and was chatting away and I was trying to unlock my car - my car unlocks by touching the handle as long as you have the key on you somewhere (pocket/bag). So I'm just standing there, holding the handle of my car and being like wtf, why is the door not unlocking, when I look inside and think 'huh, I don't have a Gatorade in my cupholder' and realize, I am hanging onto the handle of someone else's car that is identical to mine but parked three spaces away. Someone else who is walking up behind me watching me potentially try to break into his car. Luckily he had a sense of humor but I was mortified.

    I've done similar, only the person actually thought I was trying to steal his car. I now have a unique decoration hanging from my rear-view mirror, so it'll never happen again.
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users
    I try hard to remember to make a deliberate mental note of where I park at the mall. Macys, door by cosmetics, Row C, spot 15. I've still gone out the wrong door. Then there was the time I stepped out of CVS, walked toward my car, while chatting with my daughters. As I stood talking, I was pressing the unlock button on the key fob, but nothing happened. The real owner came behind us and kindly said, "I think this one is mine, is yours the one over there?" It was right across the aisle from this other car. Embarrassed, I laughed and replied: "Well, if the lock not opening wasn't a good enough hint, you'd think I might have recognized that my car is never this clean!"
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  • roseannadanaroseannadana Posts: 5,632Registered Users
    If I'm parking in a big lot, I make a note either with my phone or on paper with clues to where I left my car!

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  • curlyarcacurlyarca Posts: 8,449Registered Users
    If it's airport parking or a huge structure in general, I usually take a photo of the sign on my level or make a note in my Blackberry.

    I try to make a mental note whenever I park. But I inevitably forget on a regular basis.

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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    We have several vehicles so not only do I forget where I parked, but I forget what I am driving!!! So yes, I try to get into other people's vehicles. :blushes:
  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users
    I don't really forget, I know the general area where I park my car but I drive a Mini so it often gets dwarfed by bigger cars so I can't see it. I'm the lady walking down the aisle craning her neck to find my car.

    I did once come out and couldn't find my car. It was stolen. That was not fun. :puker:
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sariroo wrote: »
    I did once come out and couldn't find my car. It was stolen. That was not fun. :puker:

    That happened to my Mom. She went around the mall parking lot twice, then called my Dad thinking he was playing a trick on her and had switched cars :lol:
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  • FieryCurlsFieryCurls Posts: 2,904Registered Users
    I typically won't forget where I've parked unless I'm not driving my car. I was just in Seattle recently and rented a black car. I would look for my red car and be confused until I would realize that I wasn't at home and didn't have my car.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I do it all the time!

    Usually it's when I've gotten a really good parking spot... So I end up walking twice as much as I would have if I'd gotten a parking spot further away! :lol:

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  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users
    It's very rare that I forget where I park. If I am in a large parking lot I just look at the row number. I'm good after that, and if there is another car in the same vicinity that looks like mine, I just check the back window. I have a Rolling Stones and Devo sticker on mine.

    I know a lady that is light years beyond forgetful. She is one of the nicest people you could meet. She will help anyone in need. She is in her early 60's, and talks like Jan from the Muppets. Anywho, she has been known to walk around a parking lot for hours looking for her vehicle. She can be standing right in front of it, and somehow miss it.

    One more story. My oldest nephew once went to Colorado with his college friends. One of his friends was from there and his uncle was leaving a black suv at the airport for them, with keys under the drivers side floor mat. They found the unlocked black suv, with keys under the mat, and drove off. The next thing they knew they were being surrounded by cops, and forced off the road. Yep, wrong car. What are the odds? They were free to go when their story was investigated and checked out. :) Poor boys.
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  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    Once, but I didn't technically forget. I just didn't know how the F to get back to my car. It was an underground garage in Los Angeles and apparently had two different entrances/exits/elevators. I didn't know that going in OR going out, so I went down the opposite elevator on my way back to the car and had NO idea what was going on. I eventually figured it out, but it was scary!
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    'm so bad that I have to park in pretty much the same place. I've thought of attaching a balloon to the antenna. I'm in a rental car at the moment, so I'm really confused. I went to Zipps (a sport's bar) Friday night and my SO & I took my car. Afterwards we were both wandering around trying to find it. I remembered we were in the rental car, so at least I was looking for that, but it ended up that he was looking for my little red VW forgetting we were in the rental car. It was like the blind leading the blind....
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I usually look at the aisle or row #, but I will still forget which entrance I've used, so that I wind up wheeling a cart all over the parking lot, looking like a bag lady.

    Also, I often take Mia-Mimi with me, so I just look for a car with a dog in the driver's seat. (This does not prevent me from using the wrong exit, though.)
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sariroo wrote: »
    I don't really forget, I know the general area where I park my car but I drive a Mini so it often gets dwarfed by bigger cars so I can't see it. I'm the lady walking down the aisle craning her neck to find my car.

    I did once come out and couldn't find my car. It was stolen. That was not fun. :puker:

    I had a car stolen out of my parking spot at an apartment complex once. I called a detective and he asked if I might have been drinking and parked in a wrong spot. It was in the middle of the week. I did find it and there was no damage, but I was icked out about it. Who knows who had been in my car and what they did.:confused:
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    I think I'm really lucky when it comes to cars. I once left my car running in a parking lot the entire time I was inside a restaurant eating. It was still there when i got out and i only realized what happened when i couldn't find my keys. Don't ask how it happened. I must've been really, really hungry.