thank God for old men sleeping in their cars!

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vestabula
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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to Old Broads Night at the casino last night with some friends and parked in the five story garage.  When we were all leaving, got on the elevator with them yaking away and got off.  They all went to their cars and I gimped over to where I thought mine was.  It wasn't there.  I walked around this monster megaplex for almost a half an hour...now I am crying because I am in so much pain and I am sure my car has been stolen.  I was about to press the security button when a nice old man who had been sleeping in his car(probably waiting for the wifey to hurry up already and blow his paycheck) said...'Are you lost?"  Uh...duh..yes.  Then he said 'Are you on the right floor?"  I told him yes then looked over at the HUGE green sign with a big 3 on it.  I was parked on 4.  Now I have to hip hop back into the casino, get in the elevator and go up another level.
 
Thank goodness for that man.  I can just picture myself riding around in a security truck looking for a non existant vehicle.
 
That little bout of the Fog kept me up all night.  I was on fire from head to toe.  Thank goodness the guy pitching a gall bladder cleanse was on the television.  And the Oreck vacuum cleaner that can  pick up four bowling balls.
 
Owie
Donna
 
 
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I've done that before and it is frightening!  My heart was pounding in my throat.  Now I write down what level I'm on.  Tampa International Airport prints out little sheets that has what level you are on.  They are by the elevator.  I always take one now!
 
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donnaeil
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   Posted 7/22/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
This was the thing I missed about my ex, finding the car. When I divorced, I knew I would not be able to survive in parking lots. Fortunately, my children took over out of desperation.

Come to think of it, this should be one of the diagnostic tools for finding out if a person has fibro.

Donnaeil

Carnissa
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   Posted 7/22/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i am the same way.. the only way i could if it was mine was if it was missing the front right hub cap.. white bumper.. when i got rid of that .. i had a green ford contour that the right front hub cap was missing off.. now i was smart and got remote entry so i hit the unlock or i take a picture of anything big around my car on my cell.. so i can look at the pic
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 7/22/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if this will help any of you but I am 5' tall and had a hard time finding mine. I have had both cars and trucks. To make my life easier I take a mini windsock and put it on my car antenna, For my truck, I have roof racks so I take a sawed off CB antenna with the windsock on it. It makes it easy to spot in the parking lot as it moves with any breeze and is usually taller than most vehicles.

vestabula
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   Posted 7/22/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi guys...I found my car immediately when I was on the right floor!  I just didn't remember I had not parked on the same floor as my friends.  Both of our cars have antenna's in the windshield or I would put a huge round ball on the antenna with 'over here, stupid' printed in big black letters.  I have tried to get into other peoples vehicles more times that I can count. And the sad thing is, half the time they don't even look like my car!

Huggies

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Nana Monster
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   Posted 7/23/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Out of curosity, how many of you drive a stick shift? I own a Izuzu rodeo 5 speed. With the fibro and arthritis some days it's rough. For the funnier side.....Last Nov. I had knee surgery on the left one to fix torn maniscus, torn cartalidge and chrondo himma himma (crunching in joints). It was snowing out so I had on my winter boots and bandaged from the hip down. I was trying to drive home from breakfast and stalled it at a traffic light. Nothing I did could get it going. I finally ended up having a friend pull start me and swore up and down the starter was bad. I got another one and was going to get it installed but my husband got it started every time. I got in and nothing...come to find out between the gimpy leg and oversize boots I wasn't making contact with the clutch. Took the starter back and saved me $180 but learned to move the foot around until I got her going.
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