Tuesday 30 April 2013

Dude, where's my car?


I spent the last two days downtown at a pension and benefits conference (it ended today at 12:30pm). I had a 2pm meeting at the office afterwards so I drove to the conference.

I parked across the street in the underground parking lot at city hall.  It's quite large so when I parked, I looked to see where I was so I'd remember.  I left through the "deer" exit (the exits are named after animals).

When I headed back to get my car 3.5 hours later, I went down the "deer" entrance and walked down two sets of stairs and exited through the purple door.  I remembered that I was parked at "2Q purple" (second floor down, Q row, purple section).  I walked to the purple section but couldn't find the "Q" row.  I was positive that I'd parked in the purple section so walked up and down the purple rows over and over and over.

After about 15 minutes, I was starting to feel a bit of panic.

Where's my car?!

There was a green exit door next to the purple exit door so I walked around the corner to where it would have opened ... and there was row Q.  I walked up the row and there was my car.

Huge relief!

Have you ever lost your car?


LeeAnn said...

Yes all the time at the mall.. I must be getting old - it is not a good feeling!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Luckily I have not lost my car, yet.

BetteJo said...

Oh I sure have! It's such a horrible moment of panic when you realize it's just not there! Now when I park any place I am not familiar with, I take pictures of the the signs telling me where I am parked - even if just to show someone else to ask - how do I get back here? Very helpful. I can't trust my 54 year old brain these days.

Masshole Mommy said...

LOL - I've lost my car like that a few times and it's a really scary feeling! Glad you found yours :)

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm usually pretty good at making a point of remember where I parked my car as I've lost it a few times in the past. Ha!

Teresa said...

I always try to take a reference point each time I park. Sometimes I unfortunately remember the previous point instead, ooops!

Teena in Toronto said...

Teresa: That happens to me with hotels if I am on the road a lot ... I'll try to unlock the room number of the hotel I'd been to the week before. Oops!