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A Prisoner.....

December 7th, 2007 at 10:51 am

in his own truck. That's what Hubby was when he called me from the doctor's office. His key had died. And the truck alarm system is really, really sensitive. I drove over with the extra key. I didn't realize that he was inside the truck when he called because he is such a master of understatement. Just...bring me a key, please. Mine is dead. I arrived to find him sitting inside and very still. Even bumping the steering wheel with his knee caused his alarm to go off. He was probably driving the office crazy. I knew what he meant. Even a thunderstorm can't sneak past us without setting the alarm off a dozen times. We sit in the living room with a key in our hand to turn it off or just eventually unlock the truck. But since the neighbor's car got stolen outside our window by pushing it into the street, I know no one can do that to the truck. We had been having problems off and on with DS's car and the alarm, so I got in the habit of carrying the spare key with me. Hubby will no longer laugh at that. He pantomined the unlocking/locking/unlocking whatever sequence so I could go through the routine and open the truck door to let him out. Needless to say, getting a new key thingy is first on the list for today. DS's keys cost a pretty penny so I am assuming we will hit the auto fund for the truck key. So very glad we have one now....

7 Responses to “A Prisoner.....”

  1. moi aussi Says:

    How does a car key die?

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm, that's pretty sensitive. And, is it a battery issue or something? Is it something that can be solved by storing additional batteries or keys somewhere on him or in the car?

  3. Ima saver Says:

    We will have the same problem with our new vette, so they put an emergeny handle on the floor so you can open the door. I don't like the idea of being locked in.

  4. fern Says:

    Ima had a really good idea with the emergency handle inside. Course you might want to see if you have any recourse with the manufacturer of the alarm system.

  5. Amber Says:

    I read this and laughed, please forgive me because I know that this is not a funny situation. I would have been so annoyed, poor guy

    I would be one to say "just bring the keys" as well
    again no pun intended

  6. JanH Says:

    Sorry, actually he wasn't stuck inside because it was locked. It was if he unlocked the truck manually and got out he would set off the alarm at the doctor's, then if he got back in it would set it off again and it had already gone off several times and disturbed the whole place. He was so embarrassed he just sat immobile in the truck. The doors automatically lock again when you start the truck. And he had tried to start it so he didn't try to unlock it again. And even moving the truck a little bit sets it off. It was the little button thingy that died. DS has a built in button key that the whole key will die. But Hubby has a fob that the chip died in it. The truck won't start without pushing the button on it so he couldn't drive it home to get the other key thingy. So I had to bring him the spare. We got the new key fob this afternoon and they had to reprogram all key fobs to the truck so they would all work on the same frequency. Sometimes I wonder about these convenient things....oh, the fob cost us about fifty dollars. I am so glad they programmed them all for free. It is a whole lot more than that if you have to have them pull the information from the truck computer in the shop. Sheesh.

  7. boomeyers Says:

    What else will they think of to make our lives "easier"???

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