Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ice Fog Parking Lot

When I lived in Fairbanks in the late 60s, I came out of the supermarket one very, very, very cold day to a parking lot full of ghost cars because of the ice fog. Went to where I remembered parking my car, got in, put in the key and drove away. Got about three blocks and realized that the heater was working much better than usual and recognized that this wasn't my car. Drove back to the parking lot, where a puzzled man was looking at my car, parked right next to where his had been, and was very relieved to see me.

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4 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I'll bet he was relieved! I wonder why your key worked in his car?

I borrowed Susheela's car once to go into SF for a dinner, and got into another person's car to leave...the key would open the car door, but wouldn't start it. Strange, huh? Come to think of it, I think it was the same kind of car that Jon Carrol wrote about yesterday....

Maya's Granny said...

Apparently, there are only so many keys and a good many cars of the same make and model have the same one. If the car is the same color as well, you might have the same experience I did.

Ginnie said...

What a wierd experience. I wondered about the key working in his car too. An inebriated man that I know did that....except that he forced the key in and then couldn't get it. When he sobered up he couldn't believe what he did, but it turned out to be a very expensive faux pas.

carrie said...

I would do that. And in Michigan, it could happen, too!

Lovely country you have up there- I feel fortunate to have visited it even in the totally touristy fashion that I did.