Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Holy Smokes!

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In the movies and on television, things happen in parking garages. They’re the perfect place for the bad guy to hide. However, sometimes, the most obvious setting for a scene is often the least interesting this wasn’t the case for me.

Recently, after an uneventful day at work, I walked through the dimly lit parking garage. I spied my car and hit the button to pop the lock. As I sat onto the seat, I fell back with a hard slam. This happens when I take my car for an oil change and the mechanic moves the seat back.

Something felt different. I glanced toward the passenger seat, it was farther back than usual. Someone had been in my car, but why? How? A chill ran down my spine. I was in the Twilight Zone. I had to get out of this dark garage. I needed daylight.

I slid the key into the ignition, but the steering wheel was locked. I jiggled the key to release the wheel but it wouldn’t move. Panic set in…what was happening? What once felt comfortable, getting into my car to go home, now felt completely foreign.

My hand shook as I turned on the overhead light. I had to get the steering wheel unlocked. I had to get out of here. I glanced down and that’s when I saw it. Lying on the console was a box of Marlboro Lights. What? I don’t smoke…that’s when it dawned on me…holy smokes I’m in the wrong car. The car was the same color, make and model, but definitely not mine.

I jumped from the car as fast as I could and raced two spots over to my car. I slid into my seat and breathed again. As I exited the parking garage, I hoped Big Brother hadn’t captured it all on camera.

Have you ever found yourself in the wrong place?

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Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

108 thoughts on “Holy Smokes!

  1. Interesting – mystery with great content!

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  2. Wow, Jill, what a scary situation! I’ve tried to unlock the wrong car before, but never actually tried to drive one! Your description had MY heart pounding!

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  3. I had to laugh. I’ve been tempted to get into the wrong vehicle as well. Our Tahoe looks amazingly like a million others. We finally put our son’s college window sticker on the back glass just as a reminder — and a horn ornament. You are not alone, Jill.

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  4. Ha, I bet that was nerve-rattling. Did your key unlock the other car’s door or was it already unlocked?

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    • Hi Carrie! Well, I don’t really know for sure. As I approached the car, I pushed the unlock button on my key, but it’s possible the car was already unlocked. It was freaky being inside a stranger’s car. I wouldn’t make a good thief. 🙂

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  5. Wow! That’s scary that your remote unlocked that car, too…… I’ve never actually gotten in another car, but I did walk up to a pick-up similar to my husband’s and realized it right as I was about to put the key in the door!

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  6. Amazing! What would you have done had your key actually been able to start the car? Sounds like a Stephen King story all over again! 🙂

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  7. Oh, Jill, how creepy! I hate those kind of car parks. I used to have a recurring dream that I either couldn’t find my way out of one, that I couldn’t find my car or that I couldn’t find a space in the first place. I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a field day with this one.
    As for being in the wrong place, I once sat on an empty train at the terminus waiting for it to fill up and depart only to see the one next to mine pulling out of the station, on time and filled with familiar looking commuters.

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    • Hi Jenny! I was very freaked out by the experience. I had a terrible feeling when I realized I was trespassing in someone’s property. Ha ha! You’re story is hilarious! I hope you got off the train before it departed. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Read like ‘flash fiction’! As a matter of fact, it has happened to me – AND not in those ‘booze-induced jokester’ days… 🙂

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  9. I lived in the Chicago suburbs and went to the wrong house. Unfortunately, it was 1:00 am and I twisted the key off in the lock. The house looked exactly like mine but was on a street over. I also terrified the family inside.

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  10. Happened to me once but in an outdoor parking lot. The car wasn’t locked but as I got in I saw a Led Zeppelin tape on the passenger seat along with a Snickers. I knew it wasn’t my car. The Snickers bar was the dead giveaway. I felt so guilty getting out of the car. I looked around to see if anyone (like the real owner) noticed but no one was around. Doing that in a dimly lit garage would have upped the creepy and guilty.

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  11. Yikes, Jill! You had me going for a while! Extremely scary!!!! The closest thing to being that terrified, was when there was a serial strangler loose in the area, many years ago. I was rounding a dark corner to get my mail, and a huge man jumped out! I starting to scream only to realize he was just an apartment dweller getting his mail too.

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    • Wow, Hollis! Nothing is more scary than a person popping out of no where. What did he say? If I found out a serial strangler was on the loose in my area, I think I would have moved. 🙂
      I learned one thing from my experience, take note of the license plate before entering your car.

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  12. Oh My Goodness! You had me going and scared for your life, Jill! So glad it was explainable and mystery solved. I wonder if that long-legged person will detect the presence of a beautiful and sweet woman who sat in his/ her car? You really wrote this well and it had me feeling breathless! I had a woman get into my passenger seat, once at a McDonalds on my way to visit my youngest in college a few years back. She started talking and then turned towards me, “Oh oops!” she had thought she was getting into the car next to me, talking to her husband as she had a lot of bags of food. I sometimes wonder who she was feeding, since when she figured out which car she was supposed to be in, she had only one other person to feed with three large bags of food! ha ha!
    Hope you have a special weekend, no surprises, just fun, Jill!

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    • Thanks, Robin! I have no doubt this person knew someone was in their car. I actually moved the seat forward. I have long legs, but this person must have been a giant. No doubt, when he/she got into their car, they knew the seat had been moved. I should moved the seat back before escaping, but when I realized I was trespassing, I had to get out as fast as I could. I appreciate you sharing your experience. If someone entered my car, like that woman did, I would have gone into a panic. I guess she was hungry. 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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  13. Oh Jill, this is so frightening, you had me gripped. These kind of garages are really horrible at night, as you say, no wonder they are so often used in scary scenes. Thank goodness you were safe and got back to your own car. I’ve never actually sat in the wrong car but I have tried to get in one. It only dawned on me when I saw the baby seat in the back (my kids were grown by then). Like you, I hoped Big Brother wasn’t watching me!!! Years ago at a law firm where I worked I had to walk along a narrow path to the car park which in the winter was pitch black. I used to practically run up it and when I got in my car I was always terrified of seeing someone’s face staring back at me from the rear view mirror so I would check in the back first, even under the seats and make sure the windows weren’t steamed up! That’s what comes of watching too much true crime 😉
    Hope you are over your scare Jill and have a relaxing weekend, you and DFD 🙂 xoxo

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    • Hi Sherri! It was such a bizarre experience, I had to write about it while the memory was fresh. The guilt, when I realized I was in the wrong car was overwhelming. Oh yes, watching too much true crime will cause you to imagine faces in rear view mirrors. I’m convinced, we’re related. 🙂
      Yes, I’m over the scare. Funny thing, during the entire experience, I was on the phone with DFD. He heard a play by play account. Happy Weekend! DFD says hi! xoxo

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  14. Oh my word, Jill! What a story!!! I also was on the edge of my seat as I read your experience. What’s scary is that your key could unlock your car and this person’s car!!!
    I stuck my key in the wrong car at the grocery store. I also wondered if anyone saw me and thought I was trying to break into that individual’s car.
    I’m not crazy about parking garages, especially at night, thanks to movies and TV shows that feature crimes.

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    • Hi L. Marie! It was freaky! I don’t know for sure if my key unlocked that car or it was already unlocked. I felt the same way you did, someone might think I was breaking in. I never park in parking garages, except at work. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Jill! Thank God it wasn’t something worse! I was getting ready to hop on a plane and come to your rescue or beat the person who had hurt you!! That must have been so freaky while you sat thinking you were in your car. It’s a good thing you can laugh about it now. AY!

    Something similar happened to a relative’s friend. He was at a restaurant with his new boss who had become too drunk to drive, so he offered to take his boss back to where they were staying while on business. His drunk boss directed him to his car and the young man got in the driver’s seat to drive his boss home. The keys were already in the ignition so he drove away and helped his boss inside where he slept on the floor. Early the next morning, the police showed up at their door and asked who had driven the car. The young man thinking he was doing the honorable thing by defending his boss and ensuring that the police knew that it was he who had driven the car, was immediately handcuffed and arrested for car theft. The car he drove was NOT his boss’s car!!

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    • I know you’ve always got my back, Maria…thanks! xo Yes, I can laugh about it now, but it was an extremely freaky experience.
      Wow! Thanks for sharing the story about your relative’s friend. That’s crazy! I’m dying to know what happened to the good Samaritan.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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      • It really must have felt so freaky! So the good Samaritan ended up having to do community service because the real owner of the car he drove, insisted he “pay” for his mistake and would not drop the case. Poor guy! 🙂 He should at least get a promotion from his boss!

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      • Wow, thanks for the update, Maria. I agree, he deserves a promotion or a big Christmas bonus.

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  16. OMG, Jill! You had me riveted.

    Parking garages are creepy places, even in broad daylight. I am always anxious to get out as fast as possible.

    I wonder if your remote unlocked the doors on BOTH cars? Or whether it just unlocked yours . . . and they’d left theirs unlocked?

    Imagine if your key had started their car, and you’d driven out of the garage before noticing the SMOKES. You might have been arrested for Grand Theft Auto (like Maria’s friend!).

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    • Hi Nancy! I agree, I’m not a fan of parking garages. I never use them, except at work.
      I don’t know if the car was unlocked or if my key unlocked it. My car will lock automatically after a period of time.
      Well, if the key started the car and I drove away and was then pulled over, the arresting officer would see police credentials around my neck. Enjoy your weekend!

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  17. If/when you decide to turn your hand to crime or thriller writing you will surely create a best seller! The scene is set, the story told and it appears we all read with bated breath and growing tension! I’m still a bit struck by the fact your auto opener opened someone else’s car! That’s scary!! I once was putting my key into the lock of my red car and hailed by a man putting coins into the nearby parking machine that I was opening the ‘Wrong car!’ in a cheery manner. Mine was next one along 🙂

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    • Ha ha! Thanks, Pauline. I’ve never written in the crime or suspense genre although I used to read it all the time in my college years. Well, I don’t know for sure if the car that I entered was unlocked. Thanks for sharing your experience. I’m happy the man reacted in a ‘cheery manner.’ Enjoy your weekend! xo

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  18. Love the way you wrote this little anecdote, Jill! I’ve had near-call experiences like that with cars, only getting so far as trying to open the door, but had one really interesting “wrong place” experience in college….

    So I show up to an English class on my first day and realized it was eerily silent. I said hello to someone who just kind of ignored me. The teacher arrived shortly after and then began speaking sign language. Oops, I was obviously in a class for the hearing impaired. I slinked out of there a little embarrassed. 😉

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  19. Even when I can I never park in parking garages because of my overactive imagination. This usually means I have to walk several blocks to get to wherever I’m supposed to be because as far as I’m concerned a little inconvenience is way better than having to confront that guy with the samurai sword (a scene from the movie ‘Highlander’ – it takes places in a dimly lit parking garage) 😉 I (mostly) use public transport and have for several years now but still the imagination works in overdrive….Great post Jill 🙂

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    • Thanks Yolanda! Like you, I never park in a parking garage, unless I have no choice. The parking downtown is limited, but I’m fortunate to be able to park at the police station parking deck, so I feel safe…except for that day. Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

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  20. Wow Jill, I was so scared for you then, I was waiting for the maniac in the back seat to get you! I think my laugh was partly because it was funny and partly because I was relieved 🙂

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  21. Great suspense story! Yes, I’ve tried to get unlock the wrong car a few times. Mostly it’s gone unnoticed, but one time I opened the passenger door to find that someone other than my husband was sitting in the driver’s seat. Hubby, parked a couple of cars away, thought it was very funny. 🙂

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  22. Blahahaha! What a great story! I have never done that myself -yet. But it is not inconceivable. 🙂

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  23. Spooky! And well written anecdote. Thanks, Jill.
    I’ve gone to the wrong car many times. I don’t even look at the make. Any red car that looks vaguely like a small minivan ought to take me home.
    My remote key isn’t working these days, so I can’t even find the right car with the flasher. Got to get that fixed.
    Theresa

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  24. Hahaha, I laughed so hard! Yes, I had that happen once. SO EMBARRASSING, even with no one around. Did your neck turn red ;)???

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  25. Hi Jill, great retelling, chilling as the experience was. Wow! I’m surprised your key fob opened another individual’s car – I’d thought they were all unique, which in itself is an upsetting thought. When I was about 19 I got into my car, which I housed in a parking garage across the street from my apartment building, and discovered it had been broken into. The motive was purely vandalism. They slashed my seats with a knife and broke off the turn signal’s handle. I couldn’t believe how mean-spirited a person would have to be to violate someone’s property just for kicks. A few months later I sold the car for parts to a junk yard and decided to live without a car, a lifestyle I enjoyed for over 10 years!

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    • Thanks, Gwen! I don’t know for sure if my key unlocked the car or if it was already unlocked. As I mentioned above, my car will automatically lock after a couple minutes. This car looked like the same year/model, so I would think it would have had the same feature, but I don’t know. I’m so sorry to hear about your experience, that’s terrible. Any time your personal property is violated it’s a violation to you and it’s a terrible feeling. It sounds like kids whose motive, like you said were vandalism. Enjoy the weekend! Stay warm. xo

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  26. Great story, Jill. I got a bit scared just reading it 🙂 Maybe I’ll incorporate the idea into a story someday … Wonderful to have you back posting again. Always enjoy your blog.

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  27. Like everyone else here, I was fearing for your life as I read your story. There’s a fair chance that your remote did unlock that car since you say it was the same make and model as your own. Something similar happened to me once but it was in an outside parking lot in bright daylight. It only took a few moments to realize I was in the wrong car, and I practically flew out of there 🙂

    Now, in your case, the parking garage, dim lights, your tired brain … who’s to say that the car wasn’t owned by a serial killer who happened to smoke Marlboro Lights?

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    • Hi Marie! Funny thing, I hadn’t seen that car since that day, but last Friday, when I posted this, that same car was one car over from me. I recognized the red license plate, which I didn’t notice before. I should have tested to see if my key opened it, but I was afraid he/she may have installed some sort of alarm system after my illegal entry. Thanks for sharing your story, I’m glad I’m not alone. 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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  28. I would have been completely freaked out too, Jill. Glad it all turned out fine. You had the sixth sense that something was off, but who knew it was you and not the car. I kept thinking…look in the back seat, look in the back seat! LOL 🙂

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  29. Holy Smokes is right, Jill! This is great. Think of all the possible story ideas that come from this one experience: mystery, horror, sci-fi, romance (accidental encounters are good, and you could add humor when the heroine has to help him quit smoking… 😉
    This experience could have had an unhappy ending, Jill; I’m very happy that you came out of it unscathed.

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    • Thanks, Marylin! You’re right, the story possibilities are endless…I just have to get past the initial shock of the experience. I can’t pinpoint a time where I had such a physical reaction to the space I was in. I just knew something was off. Enjoy your weekend!

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  30. This is Holy Smokes, Jill! What a shock you must have had – but I’m sure you’re laughing about it now. I remember being looked at really strangely by a few people when I was temping a few years back and I came out of the toilet. When I looked back at the sign I realised I’d been using the ‘men’s room’ LOL 😉

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    • Hi Dianne! Ha ha! Thanks for sharing your wrong place story. So, was this by accident? The reason I ask is because here in the U.S. the line for the men’s room is always shorter and women often slip inside. 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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      • Strangely enough it was by accident. Each floor of the building had two toilets, but they were switched around by floors (very strange). I had been working on one floor for a few days and got used to where the toilet was, but when I went up to the next level to work I just kept going to the same place not realizing they had switched! Maybe they did that on purpose to see if people paid attention to their surroundings 😉

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      • Ha Ha! It sounds like an honest mistake to me, Dianne. Maybe you were on one of those hidden camera shows. 🙂 I’m sure I would have done the same thing.

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  31. Jill I had a giggle, I have almost done this too, I tried to open a car door and then realised I did not own a set of furry dice lol. Looked around thinking someone would think I was trying to break into their car.

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  32. This happened to us when I was a kid once – it’s always stuck with me! There was a minivan that looked like ours parked a few spaces away from our own car, and our key was able to open it…so strange! Anyways, I remember looking in and not seeing my books and toys, and my first thought was that someone had robbed us. It was very upsetting, until my mom realized we were in the wrong car. She didn’t try to start it or anything, so not sure if that would have worked. 🙂

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    • Thanks for sharing your story. I can’t imagine how that must have felt to think your books and toys were gone…especially the books. 🙂 I wish I had paid more attention to the tail lights, they’ll flash when I hit the unlock button on my key to indicate the key unlocked the door. Have a great week!

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  33. The fact that you could unlock that car and get into it does not bode well for your safety in your car. I guess that’s a good reason to add something distinctive to your vehicle but also to check inside before getting in. It’s a good warning to all of us. That would have scared the smoke out of me too. You had me on the edge of my seat there.

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    • It was a scary experience, Marlene. It’s difficult to put into words how I felt when I first entered and immediately knew something wasn’t right. I hope that the car was already unlocked and my key wasn’t able to gain access. I suppose I’ll never know. Enjoy your week!

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  34. You have been through a very scary situation. Thank God you were unscathed and nothing happened. I have been in a situation where I tried to get into a similar car like mine but realized in time but never really got to sit inside the car. I am so glad you have recovered from the shock and all is well my friend. Have a relaxing weekend. Take care and God bless.😊

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    • It’s great to see you again, Samina. I know your writing keeps you busy, so I appreciate you stopping by. It was indeed a scary experience. The feeling I had when I realized I was in someone else’s car is indescribable. I’m doing well, thank you and I hope all is well in your world. xo

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  35. You had me on the edge of my seat. I really thought someone was going to grab you from behind. That exact thing happened to my cousin a long time ago. She came back to her car at night in a mall parking lot, and somehow a man was in her car. Her story did not end well. The man brutally raped her. (Sorry. You probably didn’t want to hear that.)

    On a lighter note. I wrote a post a few months ago that included the story of my husband mistaking a car stopped at a light for a taxi and climbing in the back seat. Here’s the link. http://nickichenwrites.com/wordpress/wp-admin/post.php?post=1205&action=edit

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    • Oh Nicki, that is horrible. I hope the individual was prosecuted and went to jail, but more importantly, I hope your cousin was able to move past this horrible incident.
      After that, I’ll definitely be heading over to read your lighter post. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  36. Oh I’ve done that, but usually in a crowded mall parking lot. Another reason I’m glad I don’t drive–no more embarrassment. Of course my key never allowed me inside the car. That’s new.

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    • Ha ha! Well, for me it’s either drive to work or walk to the nearest bus line which is miles away. 🙂 It was embarrassing, but I don’t think anyone saw me, unless the security cameras were rolling. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  37. LOL. I guess I should’ve seen that coming, but I was really perplexed as to how someone got in your car. Ha. Yes, I’ve done this before. Actually got in the wrong car in a parking lot at a mall. I’ve also gone up to a car door and almost stuck my key in, but realized just before I did it. I’ll bet with the advent of cell phones and texting, people do this more often since they are paying such close attention to their little screens and not what’s in front of them.
    Funny story, Jill. I can just picture it.

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    • Hi Lori! I’m happy to hear I’m in good company. You’re exactly right. The reason I don’t know for sure if my key actually unlocked this car is because I was talking on my cell phone when I hit the unlock button. I wasn’t paying attention to see if the tail lights blinked. If I see that car again, I plan to do a test. 🙂 Enjoy your week!

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  38. Wow, Jill. At first I thought this was a peice of fiction. Then when I started reading the comments, I realized it really happened to you! That car must have already been unlocked. Well, I am glad you are okay and found your car! The other day when I went shopping, I went to a store that isn’t my usual, and it took me over five minutes to find my car! I felt so stupid walking all around the parking lot trying to find it! 🙂 At times, though, when I see a Toyota Camry just like mine, I look at the rear-view mirror, because I have a beaded necklace my daughter gave me hanging on it. That’s how I used to be able to tell it is mine. Now, I just look for all of the places where the paint is peeling off! It is a 2001! 🙂

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    • Hi Patsy! Ha ha! Well a Toyota will run forever, you can probably get another five to ten years out of your Camry. 🙂 I agree, I think the car was already unlocked. It was the weirdest feeling. Like you, I now make sure I double check the license plate before climbing in. 🙂 Enjoy your week! I loved your recent dolphin sketch…great job!

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      • I have no idea what our license plate number is! 😉 So that wouldn’t help me! Yes, our Toyota has over 200K miles on it already, because of how far from town we live. But we have kept it maintained and the oil changed regularly over the years and still do. I think that is the key to them lasting! Anyway, I am glad you are okay and the owner of the car didn’t come and freak out at a stranger being in their car! LOL! 🙂 Thank you so much for loving my art. I apprecaite it. Last night I was working on the next chapter of my Gracie, the Green Sea Turtle story. I think I may be posting it later today! Have a good day, Jill.

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      • Well, I didn’t know my license plate number off the top of my head either, Patsy…but I do now! 🙂 Yes, if you change the oil on a regular basis, a Toyota or Honda, will run forever. I felt guilty after I got out on the road. I didn’t put the seat back in the original position, so I probably freaked him or her out when they got inside. I’ll look forward to reading more of Gracie’s story. xo

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  39. I came out of a rock club many years ago, unlocked my car, got in, and then noticed someone changed the dashboard from black to tan! And put stuff in there that wasn’t mine! Presumably they changed the VIN too.

    Presumably, the owner could have just as easily done the same thing to my car, but since we had both chosen to drive one of the least impressive vehicles ever made (a Chevy Chevette, with it’s whopping 63 HP engine and manual steering and brakes), neither of us was probably worried about theft.

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  40. Been there, Jill. Seems there are security camera’s everywhere these days. I was so nervous the police would come and arrest me for trying to still someone’s car. It’s funny now, but not then. So you are not alone. 🙂

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  41. Phew! I was getting hot under the collar there, Jill. I’ve jumped into a car with a complete stranger before. My eyesight (and common sense!) isn’t the best and I’ve thought it was a friend giving me a lift. Ah, well- we could’ve become friends! 🙂

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  42. Ha ha! That’s hilarious, Jo! Well, I’m happy to hear you got a friend out of the experience. I was wearing my prescription sunglasses, so I can’t blame it on my eyes. 🙂 It’s great to see you! Your trip to the Algarve looked amazing.

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  43. Hi Jill,
    That was scary! Don’t worry about the security cameras- the police will only come after you if you had walked away with the box of cigarette! All kidding aside, I’m glad you go into extreme panic.

    Wrong place for me? Definitely! I once walked right into the men’s restroom while it was occupied. I offered a sincere apology and made a hasty retreat. Talk about being red in the face 🙂

    Have a good balance of the week, Jill.

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    • Hi Elaine! It’s great to see you and to see your blog post this evening. You’ve been missed.
      Although it was a creepy feeling being in the wrong car, I tried to maintain my cool when I saw the cigarettes. I just wish I would have moved their seat back to where it was when I got in. I’m sure I freaked them out when it was time to go home.
      Oops! That is definitely a red face moment…funny, but embarrassing. 🙂 Enjoy the week!

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  44. Why is it there is never anyone around in a parking garage? They always spook me because there is never a soul to be found. In your case, I’m so glad you were alone to endure your mistake by yourself. In 2012, I wrote the following post when I had to endure my mistake in front of an audience http://wp.me/p13O8t-JY Thank goodness you didn’t encounter an irate owner or worse.

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  45. Wow, that would be kind of creepy. I’m glad it turned out to be the wrong car, and not that someone had broken into yours. Imagine the fright the guy who owns that car will have when he realizes someone else was in his car.

    Something similar happened to my family a long time ago with our mini van. We opened the car to discover that it wasn’t ours, too. Our van was just on the other side of it.

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    • Believe me, as I drove away and realized I didn’t put his/her seat back in position, I thought of that very thing. Ha ha! I never know which one of you is commenting, but the mini van story sounded familiar and when I scrolled up, there is was. It’s funny even the second time around. 🙂

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  46. Haha! Nice Jill. I’ve never quite managed that but I can relate to car mechanics. In my case he changed my radio presets and I can’t find them again 😦

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