You know the feeling, the rush, the panic, when you pat your pants pockets or look inside your purse and your keys are missing. The sudden turn around and panic that follows. In your head your trying to be rational,but those keys are your world! The gateway to everything!
That was me last night in the Lowe’s store in West Sacramento. I back tracked, I went up and down all the aisles with no success. Took apart displays.
After about 45 minutes, nothing made sense it was full out panic! I just walked all over the store looking at everything. I’m looking inside Refrigerators, and Dryers. I don’t care, I have no pride!
Employees sensing my glassy eyed terror, assisted in the hunt.
Maybe I dropped them near the car or coming inside the store, heading out of the store, in the dark , I see my car, the door is wide opened, its the only car on the lot with the interior lights on and the keys are in the ignition.
My first mental reaction was how stupid am I? Am I losing it ?
Then I thought to myself why didn’t anyone steal it? My car not good enough? Hell, it has at tablet on the front passenger seat. (no, not an I-Pad, a Kindle) Its not a hoopty, all the body parts match. Yes, its 10 years old and no General Motors doesn’t make it anymore. But there are no major dents. What the hell!!
Instead of being relieved I was insulted! Insulted! INSULTED!
As I was crossing the river, I smiled to myself (reality kicked in). Silly man, you have your keys and your car. So I make it home, park my car and as I put my keys in the gate, I realized I left my packages in the store.