After spending a couple of hours in the store, a woman couldn’t find her car keys. They weren’t in her purse or pocket. She panicked as she realized she must’ve left them in the car. Frantically she headed for the parking lot. Her husband had scolded her many times about leaving the keys in the ignition. “It will get stolen!” he would yell. She raced toward the spot she usually parked, and her heart dropped. Her husband was right. That side of the parking lot was empty, and her car was nowhere to be seen.
Tears welled in her eyes. “How could I have been so stupid?” she thought.
The woman walked back to the entrance of the store and called the police.
“We will put out an APB on your car,” said the nice policeman on the other end of the phone. We’ll let you know if we find it.”
The woman realized she was going to have to call her husband, but dreaded it. So she went back inside the store to the little coffee shop. She sat and drank a cup of coffee while trying to find the courage to call him.
After about a half hour, she pulled out her phone, and with a heavy heart she dialed his number. “Hello!” said a gruff voice on the other end.
The woman swallowed hard then broke the news as fast as she could. “Dear, I know you’ve told me a million times not to leave the keys in the car and I didn’t mean to but I did and now the car’s been stolen and I called the police and they are looking for it.”
There was a moment of silence on the other end. The woman could feel her heart pounding in her ears.
“Are you kidding me?” barked her husband. “I dropped you off!”
The woman felt like an idiot. She had totally forgotten. “Oh…that’s right,” she stammered. Embarrassed she asked, “Well, would you come and get me now?”
“I will!” he retorted. “Just as soon as I convince this cop I didn’t steal your darn car!”