Cxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
An old boss of mine took his car a short distance out of town one lunchtime to pick up a sheet of glass. Having done so he found himself browsing shop windows all the way back to the office.
Come 5:30pm, he went to the car park to find his car wasn't there and immediately ran back to the office exclaiming to any remaining staff that his car had been stolen. He called the police, they attended his home later that evening and took a crime report during which it suddenly dawned on him he'd left his car in the glass shop car park!
Needless to say, Branch Manager or not, he was the brunt of many jokes for weeks to come, not least of which the "lost" notice on the notice board with a "found" notice next to it ... a real p**s take!
RobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4556 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2312 times:
Once I 'lost' my Spanish rental car in a huge multi-storey car park in Mijas in Spain. I spent fifteen sweaty, panicky minutes looking for the bloody thing until I realised I was looking on the wrong parking level.
Jkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2255 times:
It's easily done!
Me and mate had lost our rental BMW 330i in a carpark close to 3rd Street in Santa Monica. We were such morons, we had actually come in a different way to where we left and didn't realise it. The car was the opposite end of the car lot but we walked up every story looking for it to realise that it was the other end of each floor!! It's not funny and we literally did shit our pants, since this was our last night in LA and all of our camera stuff was in the boot along with a few $100's of dollars worth of retail shopping!
Ilikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2236 times:
Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer, Jerry, Elane and whats-his-name go to the mall, and Kramer can't remember where they parked in the garage! That is one of the few episodes I ever watched.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
I sometimes suffer from premature senility in parking lots, so when I leave my car, I note the section sign, note where it car is as to landmarks (like in a mall, the closest stores, at 90 degree angles), write down the section sign on a ticket (like in lots, parking garages). Sometimes I get a little bewildered, especially if parked in a hurry or a place I often go to, but usually I find my car quickly.
VC10BOAC From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
I once parked on a street in Manhattan, walked several blocks and forgot where the car was parked. After searching for an hour I flagged down two cops and told them what happened. They asked me to get in the back seat and they started driving down all the streets for about half an hour until we found the car. The whole time they were making fun of me.