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Linux and perl guy working for the Computer Science department [uwaterloo.ca] at the University of Waterloo [uwaterloo.ca]. For resume check here [coder.com].

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Thursday June 03, 2004
09:19 PM

I dodged a bullet today...

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This morning, I locked my keys in the car. On a hot day. With the dog also in the car. Due to Rover, though, I had the rear window cracked, so I successfully snagged the keys from the ignition with two coat-hangers attached together.

The timing was particularly bad, because I was on the way to pick up my sweetie at the airport, and was early enough that I figured I'd pick up lunch on the way.

Oops.

So, this evening, I feel I need to breathe a huge sigh of thanks that the first time I've ever done this, I did it with the window cracked open, so that I only inconvenienced myself for half an hour, instead of inconveniencing both of us for half a day while some tow-truck driver did their magick.

The learning experience this time seems to be: have backups. Preferably, a box with a good magnet stuck to the bottom of the car. And, of course, always check for keys before leaving the car.

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  • Same with me a few years ago, but with no dog and no cracked rear window. I actually ended up purchasing a crowbar from a nearby store and prying one of the doors until there was a crack large enough to get the keys through. That car got sold and eventually wound up delivering pizzas nearby, but it still has marks from the crowbar. :)

    Good times...

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  • I guess that works. :-)

    Yeah- if the situation were dire enough, I would've broken the window (rather than let Rover bake), but thank God it wasn't nearly that bad.

    It turned out my sweetie's plane was late, too; I got there just on time. :-)

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    -DA [coder.com]