jpcher, that made me laugh (because I'd probably have done the same!)
Last Christmas, my friend Jane was shouting a bunch of kids to the movies. No parents allowed! It was her Christmas present to the kids (movie) and the parents (a few precious hours free time just before Christmas).
Kids were to be dropped off at Jane's house by 10am. My son decided that he wanted to get Jane a present that was just from him, not us as a family. I put wrapping paper, scissors, sticky tape and a card in the boot. We stopped off at the local shops on the way to Jane's and he bought a Christmas mug and some of Jane's favourite chocolates to put inside the cup.
When we got back to the car, we were pushing it for time. I opened the boot, tossed my handbag and keys in, quickly wrapped the gift while DS was writing in the card, grabbed my handbag, slammed the boot closed and immediately started saying, "No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no."
Yes, I'd locked my keys in the boot. Running through all the options to get DS to Jane's in 10 minutes. Auto club would take at least 30 minutes. Taxi - our small town only has one, I don't know the number, by the time I get the number and the taxi gets here maybe 15 minutes. Walking - 15 minutes. Jane might pass us unless she uses a different route. Call Jane to pick DS up on way through? Yes, CALL JANE!! Great idea!! Oh, *()(*, Jane's not answering her mobile. I don't have her landline in my mobile. Call DH. YES! Call DH. He probably doesn't know how to access the saved numbers on our phone, but I'm sure I can talk him through it in CRUD MONKEYS! 6 minutes!!
Me: DH, I've locked the keys in the boot and we need to be at Jane's in 6 minutes. Can you get her number out of the phone?
DH: How'd you lock the keys in the boot?
Me: I don't have time to explain. Can you get the number!!
DH: Have you got your handbag?
Me: Yes, it's just the keys locked in the boot. Can you get the number, pleeeeease!!!
DH: So you've got your wallet?
Me: Yes, BUT CAN YOU PLEASE JUST ...
DH: Don't you keep a spare key in your wallet?
Me: Why, yes, yes I do.