Yep, it finally happened. For the first time ever I managed to lock my keys in my truck. It all happened this past Saturday as I was preparing to drive off to Saskatoon for the Shania Twain concert. I was driving back to the radio station after participating at the annual Kid Sport Challenge at the University of Regina where Harvard Broadcasting entered a team.
I made my way back to the station, parked my truck, and went inside to change my clothes and get the CKRM truck ready for the journey north. I quickly realized I did not have my keys, which, as most of us know, can be a heart stopping feeling. It’s right up there with losing one’s wallet or cellphone. After searching for the keys for what seemed like an eternity (I even enlisted the help of Ray Alan), I saw them hanging from the ignition in my truck, doors LOCKED, and the engine still running. Oh joy. Although I didn’t exactly say the word “joy.”
It’s one thing to lock your keys in your vehicle, it’s another thing when you lock them inside while the vehicle is still running and gas prices are nearly $1.30 per litre! I went through the gamut of emotions, starting with disbelief, then anger, followed by frustration, and finally acceptance. At one time I would have probably kicked the truck tire in frustration (like it’s the tire’s fault for not reminding me to grab the keys), but kicking solid objects with breakable bones is probably not wise. On top of this we were starting to run late for the trip to Saskatoon. A call to a tow truck company was made and thanks to the speedy folks at Club Towing, they had my keys out in about 20 mins! Bravo!
We did manage to make it to Saskatoon on time and we had a blast at the Shania Twain concert. Even though I locked my keys in my truck and tripped on a power cord at the concert, nearly face planting into the boards at SaskTel Centre, it was totally worth going to!