S TIFU by calling a locksmith when I was “locked out“ of my car. (selfmu) 984 comments ufu 5 hours ago by Readmgﬁaptur ’93 I‘ll preface this by saying I'm usuatly not a stupid man but I was at the end of my third 16 hour shift in a row and I was very tired. I'II make this quick: I got off work, went out to my car, hit the button for the doors on my remote unlocker , as usual, Nothing happened. [tried it a few more times, battery must be dead, I stand there for 10 minutes, mashing the little button, hoping for enough juice to open the doors. Nada, Icall a locksmith, explatn that I‘m locked cut of my car He says he'll be nght over. 20 minutes later he arrives, He walks up with his tools, inserts a thing that looks like a blood pressure cuff in the doorjamb. He stans making conversation as it inflates, pushing the door open: “30 locked your keys in the car? No problem sir, I'll have it open in a minute." “No, my keys are right here, my key fob is dead,“ I replied. He stops and for about 1 D seconds, Doesn‘t say a word. He sees my keys in my hands. Takes them from me, insens them in the lock and opens the door. I was mortiﬁed. I was so in a habit of opening the doors With my remote fob that I entirely forgotthat keys could be used to unlock cars manually He started laughing so hard lthought he was going to have an aneurysm. After he stopped laughing, he told me there was no charge. The story he‘d have to tell was worth the drive out. tI:dr: Key fob battery died, I was so in the habit of using it that I forgot keys could open car doors, Called locksmith to come taugh at my stupidity.