I know I’m not alone in this so I’m just going to put it out there; I lost the car in the parking lot yesterday. We are in the process of moving this week and it has been hectic. The current economy has forced us to relocate and the journey has definitely been divinely directed (I’ll blog about that one day)! In the midst of this move last week my niece Dr. E. Carter (I like saying that) moved here from Virginia. She wants to start her life here in Georgia and we want to do all that we can to help guide her. I’ve been using her car because Hubby still has Betty (that’s my car’s name) and last night I had to get groceries and medicine in her car, in the rain!
When I pulled into Wal-mart I was so excited that I got a space close to the entrance because, it was raining really bad. Now, my niece has a 2005 black Sentra with Virginia plates, so I should have been able to spot it when I came out, right? Coming out of Wal-mart I must have had some sort of brain disintegration because that car was gone. Panic trickles across my limbs and fear starts rear its ugly head. I start racing through the isles with my umbrella hovering over me and my stuff in the cart. I am endlessly circling the parking lot in the dark, in the rain, hunting for that little black car and every car in the lot looked like a black Sentra with Georgia plates!!! My mind begins to trick me into thinking that maybe it was stolen, maybe I parked on the other side, maybe it was towed, and as I raced around the lot like a dog chasing her tail (that's me on left) I began to cry!!! I called Hubby and said, “Babe I can’t find Eby’s car, OMG!!!” He tries to silence his laughter but, I heard it, got angry and hung up!
All of a sudden there it was like a gleaming black beacon in the parking lot, there she was sitting 3rd car from the front waiting for me to find her! I past that car at least 5 times in the rain and just didn’t see it.
What’s the moral of this story? I know those markers high on the poles are there to help you know where your car is parked but, man I thought they were there for old people. Well guess what I found out last night
I’m an old person I’m getting older?
Has this happen to any of you? Have your lost you’re Car and what did you do?