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The key, the secret

Few weeks ago I ride my bike home, forget to zip up my pockets, get home, discover I lost my keys and mobile phone along the way. ARGH!

Jumped in car with landlord, retraced my steps, nothing to be found. SHIT!

Call my dad to tell what happened, turns out a guy phoned him that he found a mobile phone under his car, and called 'Dad' from the addressbook. So, phone back after one day, gave the guy a good bottle of wine as thanks.

Unluckily after three weeks still no keys. I didn't tag them with name, address or phonenumber (paranoid! ;), but with a barcode thingie. It's a service from a big supermarket chain. If you lose your keys and someone throws them in a mailbox, they are sent to the head office, they scan the barcode, then send the keys to the rightful owner. But as I said, after three weeks still no word. Also a visit to the policeoffice didn't help in finding my keys.

So yesterday I phone my garage to order new carkeys (keys and locks are electronic so luckily I don't have to change the locks). Total costs (including new transponder for the remote control) 130 Euros. Bah.

Yesterday night, I get back home, find a thick envelope. Guess what? Someone mailed my keys to the supermarket and I got them back! AAAAAAARGH! Today I call the garage: They can send the transponder and the remote control back, but not the key itself, since it's already programmed for my car (specific codes etc.) So, I can cough up 47 Euro's for a spare spare key >.<

Today's lesson:
- There are still honest people in this world
- Zip up your pockets.
- Get an Albert Heijn Bonuscard with the keytags (dutchies only :)


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Nov. 13th, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
Get an Albert Heijn Bonuscard with the keytags (dutchies only :)

So that's what those thingies are for. XP Well, good to see there still are some decent folks out there.
Nov. 13th, 2003 12:44 pm (UTC)
Although having to pay for the key is a bit of a pain I applaud you rewarding the guy who returned your phone :) Over here all you'd get would be "Thanks" and that's it.
Nov. 13th, 2003 04:35 pm (UTC)
I would have to agree with CelticMan, it was very thoughtful of you to give the cell phone returner a bottle of wine. Also glad to hear that you got your keys back... now you don't have to worry about someone having your keys. It's all about karma, babe - do good to others and they shall do good to you :)

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