Perhaps it is no accident that the word “car” can be found in “carnivorous”.
This morning, I removed my badge from my purse to gain entry to our parking garage, as usual. I kept hold of the plastic key in one hand after gaining access, drove through the gate and to a parking space. I shifted the car into park, and, it being early in the morning, causing my klutziness to kick into high gear, I dropped my badge in between my mid-console and seat.
This chasm where things fall at times can be a seemingly bottomless pit in my car! (Basically, it’s a trap that is comparable to a woman’s purse.)
Luckily, I could see the badge, and I decided to reach my hand down to retrieve it. It was slightly out of contact, but then, advancing a little more… I could JUST feel it with my fingertips, so I decided to plunge my hand slightly further until…
Got it! It’s very slightly held between two of my fingers, but I GOT it! I go to remove my hand with the lost-and-now-found badge, and immediately get stuck. Apparently, I wedged myself down there in a strange twisted position. At this point I feel like a chimpanzee in one of those monkey-jar-traps.
No problem, I just have to turn a little to the right…and….
My left foot moves up on the floor, and the heel of my shoe finds the hole where there’s a hook for the floor rug. Of COURSE, that hole is JUST the right size for my heel to GET STUCK. And does it ever!!
So here I am, my shoe/foot stuck to the floor on my left, and my hand stuck next to the seat on my right!
“Please, don’t let anyone be watching this spectacle!!!!” I’m thinking fervently.
After a few embarrassing seconds, I wriggle my foot out of my shoe, enabling me to twist to the side and pull up on my hand, releasing it. Then I pry the shoe from the floor.
It’s over. My car tried to eat me, and I survived.