Today I was cleaning my house and I found a broken key. To anyone else, it would just be scrap.
The year is 2004 and I am 19 years old, working at my first job which was pizza delivery. I drove an 81 Rabbit Diesel. I remember standing behind the pizza restaurant, in the parking lot next to my car. I had just finished my shift at work and was about to head home. I grabbed my key, unlocked the door, removed the key and it broke in half right in my hand…. I remember thinking something along the lines of “ok how is this even possible? at least the pieces are in my hand and not inside the tumbler”.
Long story short, I slept in my car that night. I didn’t actually sleep, the seats were not comfortable and I was cold. There was a locksmith in the same parking lot. I was at his door first thing in the morning. I had never seen a locksmith make a key from broken pieces. This guy was good, he had previously cut me many keys. He actually didn’t accept any money, just made me 2 keys for free. I later brought him a pizza in return.
After that, my memory of the situation goes blank. I fired up my car, went home and who knows. It was fun to find these pieces today with a bunch of random bolts. I forgot that I had even saved them. Now I need to make some sort of an art project out the pieces as a fun way to honor the memory. You would think after this experience, that I would always have spare keys hidden on my cars. Well, you thought wrong. I can tell you all sorts of ridiculous stories because I never have spare keys. This is my public recognition that is time for me to always have spare keys of my cars. I am too old for this kid shit haha.
Not bad for day 2 of my 2018 blog challenge. Earlier today, I had no idea what I was going to write about. My mind was tossing around a few different ideas as I cleaned my house today. When I found those pieces, I immediately grabbed my car key to verify that it was the same and knew I had a story. We are going to have some fun with these blog posts folks. Stay tuned!
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