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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:27 AM

Have you ever gone into the wrong car in a parking lot?

I don't pay much attention to cars except for the color and whether or not it's an SUV. Once I was at the mall with my friend (the driver) and we agreed to meet back in the car. Long story short, I got into the wrong car, put my bags in the back seat, got comfortable until a man opened the driver's door and yelled "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY CAR"!!! I sputtered out what I think was an apology, looked around and saw my friend in her car, laughing her head off.

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Reply Have you ever gone into the wrong car in a parking lot? (Original post)
zanana1 Nov 8 OP
dewsgirl Nov 8 #1
Luciferous Nov 8 #6
dewsgirl Nov 8 #7
Nay Nov 8 #15
Luciferous Nov 8 #2
gab13by13 Nov 8 #3
Chipper Chat Nov 8 #4
FM123 Nov 8 #5
samnsara Nov 8 #8
Freddie Nov 8 #9
TlalocW Nov 8 #10
empedocles Nov 8 #11
Comatose Sphagetti Nov 8 #14
empedocles Nov 8 #17
Cicada Nov 8 #12
Siwsan Nov 8 #13
johnsolaris Nov 8 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 8 #18
Initech Nov 8 #19
wnylib Nov 8 #20

Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:32 AM

1. I have opened the door and started to get in when a lady

yelled "hey that's my car". I was mortified, apologized and realized my car was in the next spot. I had a grey Honda Accord at the time. Very popular car.
I can't imagine being in the backseat? I would've died.😳

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:37 AM

6. One of the reasons I picked an uncommon car color was so it would be easier to find in parking lots.

The car I had before it was a gray Ford and there were just too many of them.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:41 AM

7. Smart. I drive my son's car occasionally and swear I lose that car

almost every time I go anywhere with a big parking lot.

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Response to Luciferous (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:43 AM

15. Ah, god, grey cars. I have one. It's also a very common brand, looks like every other car

of the same brand, and I CONSTANTLY lose it in a big parking lot.

And yes, I scared the hell out of a teenage girl who was sitting in the passenger seat of her mother's grey car -- I opened the rear seat door and threw my stuff in and she screamed. I was mortified, of course, and apologized, saying, "Wrong grey car!"

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:32 AM

2. No but my mom did that a couple of times

my kid has tried getting in the wrong car a couple of times too

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:34 AM

3. Yes, and not when I was old.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:37 AM

4. Leaving church one night after choir practice.

I got into a white Buick park Avenue identical to mine. And my keys Started it up. What are the odds? Then I noticed a womans purse on the passenger seat and made a quick exit. I found out later it was the psstors wife's car. I never told her.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:37 AM

5. Not quite. But I am constantly trying to "break into" white Nissans that I think are mine....

Once I scared an old woman who thought I was trying to steal her car, I don't think she bought my story that our cars were twins.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:52 AM

8. i had a yellow Escape for awhile..loved it..now i have a black Escape with TONS of bumber stickers

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 07:54 AM

9. Had a purple PT Cruiser

You wouldn’t think there were so many of those, but I tried to put my groceries in the back and wondered why my key didn’t work. Then I noticed the car was much cleaner than mine

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:01 AM

10. In the late 70s/early 80s

When I was under 10, my sister (16-years-older than I) took me with her to some trade show for bakers held in a large mansion that had been converted to an inn (she was heavily into collecting and using cake pans shaped like characters where after baking a cake, you had to painstakingly use a piping bag to squeeze out little dollops of frosting onto it to make it look like Darth Vader or Garfield, etc.). Her keys opened up another powder blue AMC Gremlin in the lot. We opened the hatchback, put in her newly bought pans, then got into the front seat and realized by the hula girl figure on the dash, it wasn't her car. We quickly got out; she scanned the parking lot, saw her car two rows over and several cars down, hurriedly got her stuff, and booked it. She was incredibly embarrassed and nervous we were going to, "get caught."

For a few years, I thought that if someone had the same kind of car as yours, your keys would always work in theirs.

TlalocW

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:04 AM

11. In a store, women were crowded around some special bargain table. I casually, lightly

patted the rump of my wife to signal leaving - but, it was the similar age, height, hair style, jean clad, . . . wrong woman . . .who turned her head . . . and politely question faced smiled, even before she saw my totally shocked embarrassed face before I frantically pointed to my wife next to her and whispered frantic apologies.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:18 AM

14. Accidentally rubbed my SIL's leg once...

Thought she was my wife.
Jokingly hasn't let me forget it.

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Response to Comatose Sphagetti (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:02 AM

17. We need to be so grateful, could have been disastrous in each case,

especially yours.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:08 AM

12. Yes, midnight Santa Monica, scared a lady out of her mind

All involved in our twenties. My friend Susan had an old Oldsmobile, she parked in her parking lot at the beach while I went up to her apartment to get something. I came down, opened the door, sat in the passenger seat, looked at Susan and said You’re not Susan! The poor lady saw this guy get in her car and probably almost had a heart attack. Oops wrong car.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 08:18 AM

13. Not a problem for me since I drive a 2002 Saturn station wagon.

I rarely see any other station wagons of any make or color. Now, when I drove a blue Saturn sedan - that was slightly more problematical.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:50 AM

16. keys are not that different

Hi,

The automakers do not make all the keys completely different. I once broke into a friend's car that had locked hers inside. I put my key in the lock, jiggled it a bit & opened the door. She had the same make, model & year as mine, so big surprise. She was thrilled that she did not have to pay a dealer get her keys out of a locked car. Be careful of what car you get into in that crowded garage.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:19 AM

18. Yes. I used to have a gold Saturn sedan (these were pretty common).

One night after a concert I went back to the parking lot, located a gold Saturn, and unlocked the door with my key (these cars had old-fashioned mechanical locks), and got in. As I was sitting there about to start the car I suddenly realized that the stuff in this car was not my stuff. So I got out, locked the car and saw my own car, just a short distance away. I didn't realize car keys were interchangeable.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:38 AM

19. I have a gray Nissan Altima.

There's plenty of cars that look like mine. And one time I did park next to a car that I thought was mine until I noticed that it was an SV trim, and mine is an SL trim.

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Response to zanana1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:38 PM

20. Almost but realized my mistake before

I got inside.

Much more embarrassing was my first day at a new, larger high school than my previous one. I was 15 and very shy and self-conscious. I was sure that the rest room across the hall from my homeroom was the girls' bathroom and rushed into it in a hurry before the bell rang.

I saw a blur of teenage boys at urinals, realized my mistake, and hurried out while a few of them called after me, "Hey, where ya going? Stay and visit a while" as the rest of them laughed.

Totally mortified.

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