Girls cuddling

This week I turned a loss into a fabulous win!

On Wednesday night I had a board meeting at 5.30pm. Julian was running late getting home to do the swap over with the girls. He raced in the door at 5.25pm and waved his hands at me, with a ”quick, the car’s still running. Go! ‘

I took off for the board meeting, getting there just in time. I turned the car off and then searched for the keys. The Nissan Dualis doesn’t require the keys to be in the ignition for it to start. They just need to be close by. Usually they’re in the console. This time, they weren’t.

I rang Julian. ”Quick. Where did you put the keys?”

Silence. Then: ”Umm… In my pocket”

So, there I was… I couldn’t lock the car. I couldn’t restart the car.

Thank goodness I hadn’t stalled at the traffic lights on the way to the meeting.

But the story is not over. Oh no. I found a way to make this whole scenario work for me.

The following night Julian’s Rotary Club had a Christmas in July Partner’s Night. During the night, they have a ”fine session” which involves dobbing club members in for silly things they may have done. They then pay a gold coin fine, which is all part of the club’s fundraising efforts. I can tell you, they raise a lot of money.

During the dinner, the corporal encouraged the wives to share fine-able stories.

Of course, a little story about a car and a set of keys couldn’t be ignored. How could I pass that opportunity up?

Have you ever been stuck without car keys?

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3 Responses to Aussie Giveaway Linkup #110: Turning a loss into a win

  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks heaps for hosting the link up, makes it so much easier to have all the Aussie blog comps in one place 🙂
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