I can’t believe I’m one of “those” people.

You know, one of those people who sets off their car alarm and then can’t figure out how to turn it OFF.

And I was SITTING in it at the time. Talking on the cell phone to FirstHusband – shouting over the incessant horn:

“Did you know this van had an alarm?”

“No.” (pause) “Do you need me to come help?”

“YES! I can’t figure out how to turn this thing off!”

Finally as I fumbled with the key, the key fob and the door lock, it STOPPED. And I have NO idea what I did to MAKE it stop. I do know what I did to set it off. I got out of the van at the homecoming football game, locked up with the key fob and thought, what’s that blinking red light on the dash? Curious.

I unlocked the van and the blinking light stopped. Curious. I sat down in the driver’s seat and closed the door. Still no blinking red light. hmmm. While still sitting in the van, I locked it with the key fob.

Oh! Look! The little red light on the dash is back. And oh! There’s one on the radio too! I reach for my glasses to read the little words over the blinking light on the radio.

At the exact same time I open the van driver door.

Let the gawking begin.

The little words over the blinking light on the radio?

“Anti-theft”

Good to know.

So it appears there’s one MORE difference between my old van and my new van.

2 thoughts on “I can’t believe I’m one of “those” people.

  1. Very. funny. BTW, I have my Ody back now. I’m still a bit skeptical of its reliability factor so we’ll see what used car prices do in Nov. Thanks for praying.

  2. DH has an anti-lock thingy on his car, and a panic button on the key ring. When it goes off on the rare times I’m driving it, I just keep pushing buttons until it quits.

    We’ve had the car 6 years and I still don’t know what particular button combination starts or stops the noise.

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