February 05, 2012
Keys, Locked Door, Wrong Side
WS spent the last 3 weekends working on jobsites. Those were long, 15+ hour days down in Massachusettes and one was especially trying. One Sunday I got a phone call shortly before I was getting ready to leave to get groceries.
WS: Where you at?
Me: On the couch getting coupons together.
WS: I don't know how long the battery on the phone will last, so I'l go thru this quickly.
Turns out he had locked his keys in the truck. He gave me his location, the make, model and color of the truck he had (he had taken a work truck) and told me to make a call to have someone come and unlock it. His phone had no battery left by the time the call was over (why yes, his phones DO shut off on him on a regualr basis because he lets them run so low).
We have had AAA for a couple of years now, and this was a good chance to test them out. The representative I got on the phone was very pleasant, explained what he was doing (since WS was in a different state, he had to transfer the info to a different rep - but he didn't make me talk to anyone different), and told me what to expect.
A while later the locksmith dispatcher called and said the guy was almost on site. WS was back in business shortly after that and all ended well.
Thank goodness for AAA as otherwise I would have had to drive a couple of hours down to MA, drive back to Concord to get the spare set of keys, then drive back down to MA to unlock the door. Okay, so I could have looked up a locksmith on the internet - but who exactly are you supposed to trust - especailly when WS was by himself on a jobsite? Anyway, they took most the worry out of dealing with the situation.
Posted by: Cop Car at Feb 5, 2012 11:48:28 AM