I just thought of another really dumb thing I did, and now that I'm all healed up, 3 weeks later.....
I have this brand-new lovely SUV, manual shift. It's a little bit bigger than I expected, and I'm a lot bigger than average, so it's kind of hard for me to reach the parking brake when I'm sitting in the seat. I always leave it in gear, so I'd gotten into the habit of crawling halfway into the car, then popping the brake and climbing in.
One Sunday after church, I start climbing into the car, and pop the brake. It's slipped out of gear and starts to roll (I'm on a hill!). I can't reach the brake pedal in time, so the car knocks me down, drags me along the parking lot a bit, then rolls over my foot and heads for the treeline!! Fortunately, there *was* a tree in the way, and it stops the car. I'm on the ground, surrounded by people.
The car has only a small crack in the rear bumper, and I have a big ouchie on one elbow, and bruises and batterings up and down my leg, but nothing's broken!! (I had to call my dad and thank him for the Good Genes!).
By the way, seeing a car roll like that is only funny on America's Funniest Home Videoes. Not so funny when it's your brand-new car!
I now have a long shoelace tied to the parking brake release lever, and I am inside the car with foot firmly on brake before pulling the string. Don't ask me why I didn't do this 3 months ago when I bought the car!