What Not to do When you get a New Car!

I’ve not had a car for two years so imagine my excitement when on Saturday morning I picked up my lovely new car. Buying that one way bus ticket was a lovely feeling.

Here is my first photo of the new car, so shiny you can see my reflection…boy does my bum look big in this car!

So, day one, I do a bit of driving picking up friends and bringing them to our house for a party for Boo.
Day two, we take Boo to Toys R Us to spend her birthday money.
Day three I go to the supermarket with ED, the first time I’ve been able to do a big shop, not online, for so long!

So, it’s about 5.30pm and ED and I are packing away the shopping in the boot when Ed decided it’s not all going to fit and wants to put some on the back seats. I think I can get it in so reach into the trolly to get some more bags and ED closes the boot.

“arrghh! what have you done?” I cry!
“I’m going to put the rest on the back seat” she replies

Not possible, my car keys are in my handbag, along with my purse and phone. My handbag is on the shelf above the boot space which has now been closed and locked. Of course, I was stupid enough to only unlock the boot and not the car!

So, a quick word with customer services and they allowed me to use their phone to call the RAC. It’s ok, he’ll be here in less than an hour…and he was.

However, he couldn’t get into my car!
He called a lock smith who said he could be there in about forty minutes….and he was.

“It’s ok” said the RAC man, “this lock smith is good, he has a hundred per cent record and will have the car open in ten minutes max.”

It took him two and a half hours!

We hadn’t packed all of the shopping so we had a little picnic, half a bloomer, crisps and a bottle of water. We were lucky, in case of emergency we had toilet paper and Tampax!

Why, oh why did we pack the doughnuts so soon?

When they had got me in my first objective was to pack the rest of the shopping in the boot..and I did manage to get it all in. In the meantime they men had jumped in my car and were fiddling about with all my gadgets…typical, every man that’s been in the car so far has fiddled!
mmmm, thank you very much for getting my car open, but please may I go home now!!

Looking on the bright side, its quite reassuring that it took them so long to break into my car, I don’t think it will be easily stolen…unless they break a window. That was always an option, but who wants to break the window of their new car?

I also didn’t have to cook for the rest of the family or do the bedtime routine, poor OH had to do it all by himself. Instead I spent the evening in a car park watching two men trying to break into my new car!

So, I have learnt some lessons!

1. Separate my keys, I had my spare key on the same keyring..of course I would have separated them but in my defence I’d only had them a couple of days, a couple of very busy days in which I’d thought of separating them but just not got around to it.

2. Never unlock the boot without unlocking the rest of the car. I suppose it is a useful feature in a way, but every other car I’ve had the boot has opened only when I’ve opened the rest of the car so it’s not necessary.

3. Stick to shopping online…um probably not, I’ve not had much luck with my shopping deliveries either! Ok, alternative option, stop eating food at home!

In the meantime, Boo is at home writing a song about my escapades:

ohhh wat have I don got a new car
and I locked my keys in the car
oooooh I am silly
ooooh yes I am silly
sha la la la la I locked the keys in
silly I shud keep them out
I am so sad
I hate it
I opened the car and locked the keys innnnnn
It’s a silly song

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  1. July 29, 2014 / 12:40 pm

    Oh no, not a great start! Still, at least you didn't have to cook dinner or do the bedtime routine!

  2. July 30, 2014 / 8:44 am

    Hmm, to the tune of Baby can we dance by the Vamps?
    I have done it too, and it's such a pain – at least you had shopping to eat! 🙂

  3. July 30, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Congrats on the new car! I had to manage without for a while when i was heavily pregnant with D and J was only 21 months old and it was a complete nightmare. Glad it got sorted and you got home safely. xxx

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