We all make mistakes. After all, to err is human.
But sometimes we make mistakes so ridiculous that we can only laugh at ourselves. This is definitely the case in this story that I spotted circulating around the internet, like this hilarious viral Craigslist ad. When I saw just how hilarious this man’s mistake was, I knew I had to share it right away.
I found this story on Tumblr and Reddit. In the story, a man tells us in his own words about how he came out to the parking lot after his third straight sixteen-hour shift, only to discover that he had gotten locked out of his own car. What happened when the locksmith arrived? I was so surprised that I seriously laughed out loud. I think I laughed extra hard knowing that I easily could have been the one in this man’s shoes.
Scroll down to see this hilarious true story with its brilliant twist ending. Did you laugh out loud like I did? Let us know in the comments!
“I’ll preface this by saying I’m usually not a stupid man but I was at the end of my third 16 hour shift in a row and I was very tired. I’ll make this quick:
I got off work, went out to my car, hit the button for the doors on my remote unlocker – as usual. Nothing happened. I tried it a few more times, battery must be dead. I stand there for 10 minutes, mashing the little button, hoping for enough juice to open the doors. Nada.
“I call a locksmith, explain that I’m locked out of my car. He says he’ll be right over. 20 minutes later he arrives. He walks up with his tools, inserts a thing that looks like a blood pressure cuff in the door jamb. He starts making conversation as it inflates, pushing the door open:
‘So locked your keys in the car? No problem sir, I’ll have it open in a minute.’
‘No, my keys are right here, my key fob is dead,’ I replied.
“He stops and for about 10 seconds doesn’t say a word. He sees my keys in my hands. Takes them from me, inserts them in the lock and opens the door.
I was mortified. I was so in a habit of opening the doors with my remote fob that I entirely forgot that keys could be used to unlock cars manually. He started laughing so hard I thought he was going to have an aneurysm. After he stopped laughing, he told me there was no charge. The story he’d have to tell was worth the drive out.”
Originally posted on littlethings.com.