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Old 02-23-2012, 01:11 PM
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The Horror

Just recently, I had one of those 24 hour, turn-and-burn, airline trips for work that only leaves you spent and grumpy. You know, the kind where you sometimes cannot find your vehicle in the airport lot.

This time though, I was OK on remembering where the rig was parked and once schlepping back to the Jeep, couldn’t get the liftgate to unlock with the rear pushbutton.

Crap. Cursed to myself that the gottdamned FOBIK was the problem, or had a dead fob battery, or worse case the computer had gone sideways. Great, welcome home. Had to throw the bags down, dig into the briefcase to get the keyfob.

Still no go. Pulled out the mechanical key to manually open the door. Not working either. WTF?




























Duh. Turns out to be another silver WK2, with similar ski racks and road mung from the latest snow storm. Worse yet, fully badged, fully stock, and a V6.

It was like seeing your best friend in the same designer dress on New Years Eve. It was mortifying. Quick look around to make sure no one was watching.

Then had to sheepishly amble over to my Jeep just four stalls away. She was pissed. Got down on my knees and apologized profusely.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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Re: The Horror

lol that's funny. Pikes peak shuttle lot?
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I just want you to know I'm not laughing with you, I'm laughing at you.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:27 PM
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Re: The Horror

Reminds me of a time long ago. Went to Disney and the great parking directors decided to park ALL of the rental white aries K cars in one HUGE lot.

There had to be 1,000+ White Aries K cars.

I opened several cars that just weren't ours...but the keys worked...lol!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:37 PM
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lol, that's pretty damn funny. Glad you figured it out before calling a towtruck!
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: The Horror

..."Worse yet, fully badged, fully stock, and a V6"


That story is superb...
Man, you must have been really out of it.

A Big Thanks for telling it, though!
I think most people would not want to 'own' that mishap!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:30 PM
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Moral to the story- quit work.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:48 PM
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Moral to the story- quit work.
+1, still working on that.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:21 PM
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Re: The Horror

Ha ha! My dad did something similar when I was a kid. Would have been the early 80's. We all jumped into the car after a shopping trip, when he suddenly jumped out if the drivers seat shouting "this isn't my car!" We'd all gotten in to an identical one!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:48 PM
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too funny! I've yet to see one with my exact setup, but these WK2s are everywhere so I don't doubt it'll happen to me one of these days soon!
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:43 PM
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Too funny. I did that with my previous GC Limited at a mall. What was worse, I could see the lights flashing on my actual one out of the corner off my eye. I had to tell the wife to take her hands of someone else's door handle.
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I watched my boss do this with a rental car for work once. Watched him for like 10 minutes trying to figure out why it wouldn't open. It was a 300. I had ours pulled up front at the hotel and he saw a similar looking rental where we normally parked ours. LOL, hilarious to watch.


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