Thursday, May 14, 2009

Some days you just can't win...

I lost my car keys last night...and not just my car keys: a memory stick, my bank key, my house key, my valet key for the car, and some key chains. I wouldn't be so concerned if it was just my car keys, but the fact that my memory stick on there is so much worse, since I have a copy of my grad school application on there that lists my house address and all my phone numbers. Imagine that. Someone, if twisted enough, could possibly use that info to find out where I live and come by and take the car. Let's just say I didn't sleep to well last night with such thoughts floating around in my head.

I lost my keys at a Best Buy store. I was browsing laptops for grad school when the keys disappeared. I had them on the counter next to me and that's the last thing I remember. It's like they disappeared into thin air. The employees there looked all around the laptop area-- nothing. I searched outside, inside my car, throughout the store, retraced my steps-- still nothing. It's so frustrating. I can only conclude regrettably that someone took them. Why someone would do such a thing is beyond me, so I'm hoping it's simply a mistake.

Then I call the car dealer, only to find out that it will cost me $505 to get a new set of keys because they have a chip in them. Getting a locksmith to simply cut a new set is not enough because it won't start the engine without the chip recognition system.

I suppose there's nothing much I can do right now but pray that someone returns them...and ask for the intersession of St. Anthony of Pauda, patron Saint for the return of lost things or missing persons. I really hope they turn up. :(

St. Anthony, St. Anthony,
Please come down.
Something is lost,
And can't be found.


2 comments:

  1. That's quite possibly one of the worst things I've heard of in a long time. I assume you did not password protect your memory stick? I shall pray for your stuff to be returned.

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  2. :( I know! I keep thinking of what COULD happen and it's stressing me out. Unfortunately, I did not password protect the stick because it was a basic stick that didn't come with an encryption option. Lesson learned for me: I will never put anything on my keys other than car keys from now on.

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