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24th-Apr-2006 11:19 am
My future mother-in-law is generally compassionate, intelligent, articulate and generous, but for some reason when it comes to technology her brain malfunctions.

My future husband actually received the following phone call:

Mom: "Dom? Are you there? I'm in the parking lot at work. I need you to help me."
Dom: "What's wrong?"
Mom: "I left my automatic door unlocker in the office. I'm locked in the car."
Dom: "What do you mean, you're locked IN the car?"
Mom: "I already locked the doors, and I left the automatic door unlocker in the office. I can't get out of the car. I didn't want to have to call AAA. Can you come let me out?"
Dom: "Um. There's a... I mean is something wrong with the unlocking mechanism on the drivers' side door?"
Mom: "The unlocking mechanism..."
Dom: "On the drivers' side door."
Mom: "But I can't find my keys to start the car."
Dom: "You don't have to..."
Mom. "Oh." (Pause) "Never mind."

I swear to god I'm not making this up.
Comments 
25th-Apr-2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Please tell me your future Father-in-law is as techno-savvy as your future MIL isn't... heh.
25th-Apr-2006 01:24 am (UTC)
HAHAH reminds me of a Family Guy episode where a cutaway gag had Peter locked into his car, with his keys in the parking lot. He then proceeded to try to get the keys with a wire hanger.

In real life though, that's terribly hilarious.
25th-Apr-2006 01:25 am (UTC)
Thinking the same thing. XD
25th-Apr-2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Oh man, that is priceless.
25th-Apr-2006 01:40 am (UTC)
the inside driver's-side door handle broke off my car one time.

until i got it fixed, i just climbed out the window. because it's not that hard.
25th-Apr-2006 05:42 am (UTC)
Why didn't you reach out the window and open the door from the outside?
25th-Apr-2006 01:54 am (UTC)
I remember one of those "Adults do the darndest things" type columns... some woman's automatic-door-opener-thingy had stopped working. She stood there several minutes before somebody passing by asked "Locked your keys in your car?" and reminded her that, duh, she could just use her keys to get in.
25th-Apr-2006 02:04 am (UTC)
this is why we must not give toys to old people.

it only confuses them.
25th-Apr-2006 02:54 am (UTC)
Wasn't there a parody of OnStar called "BlondeStar" that went exactly like this? Never thought I'd ever hear of it in real life!
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25th-Apr-2006 06:29 am (UTC)
This reminds me of a friend of mine's mother, a very nice woman but a certified space cadet. She was driving us somewhere one day when she suddenly gasped and exclaimed "Where are my keys?!" We stared at her for a second before pointing out to her that they were in the ignition, otherwise she wouldn't be driving the car right now.
25th-Apr-2006 12:05 pm (UTC)
Fantastic icon!
25th-Apr-2006 09:44 am (UTC)
Lol! :D

My dad's old car had a weird sporadic malfunction of the central locking system, which meant it actually *wouldn't* open even from the inside. Whenever it played up he would have to crawl out through the boot.
25th-Apr-2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Your MIL sounds like my fiance. He's generous, bighearted, kind, just an awesome person (but with rough edges), but he's very technologically unadvanced. ^^ I had to show him how to turn on a computer once when it was shut down. God forbid he goes to a computer that's turned off. He wouldn't know what to do. *L*
27th-Apr-2006 10:39 pm (UTC)
I think that is one of the best stories I've read here.

:)
29th-Apr-2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
Do I have your permission to use this in a web comic? Credit given, of course. see here.
30th-Apr-2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Heck yeah, go for it... just don't send it to my MIL! ;)
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