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Wander project I can't find my car…

I worked for a few years in downtown Chicago. I suspect over the time I was there, that a lot of memories flowed around me. I remember going to the Downtown Chicago Marshall Fields store with my mom. After years of watching the Cubs, with many different people I enjoyed going to games again. Seeing the Cubbies in action live is a treat I will never forget.

There were a few interesting issues over the time I was traveling. The most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me happened in a parking garage in Downtown Chicago. First, this only happened once. Second, it was a rental car, so I didn’t remember what it looked like. Third I was in a hurry and screwed up.

I flew into O’Hare on a Monday am.  Landed and wandered over to Avis. I had customer meetings Monday – Wednesday with a team meeting in Downers Grove (a suburb) on Thursday.

I went to the hotel but got a call from a customer on the other side of Chicago asking if I could stop by. I hopped back into the car and drove to the customer site. Sadly, I parked the car in a lot and ran into the meeting with the customer.

When I came out, it was out a different door. I walked to the parking garage and went to the 2nd floor, where I had left the car. I couldn’t remember which car it was so I used to remote trick. I still couldn’t find “my car.” I went down to the attendant area. He said, “what color is the car?”

“I don’t know its a rental.”

“Look on the keys,” he replied.

I did. “White,” I said a little sheepishly.

“Where did you park?” He asked.

“2nd floor,” I said

“Do you remember when?” He asked

“No,” I replied.

“Let me see your parking ticket.” He replied.

I handed him the ticket. He looked at the ticket, looked at me, and smiled.

“Sir this is for the garage across the street.”

I did find my car. Finally.

(pictures are from Hawaii)

On the back side of Oahu in Hawaii!

the sun setting over the bay

a little later same location

Based on the damage this little guy took, we thought perhaps a bird dropped him, pre-dinner.

What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. It happens … I had a fairly similar story … I have to admit that I also drank a little at that time … they built a new parking garage and I park in 2 floors … because then I slept much more and call a taxi and go home … the next day i get in the car and search the whole garage then i also go to the person responsible for the garage and tell him that my car was stolen … i tell him i searched the whole garage and i didn’t find the car … after a short one the conversation we find out that the garage has 2 floors … and in the bottom was my car I was looking only in the first because I did not even know that it has 2

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