Tonight, we drove to tae kwon do as a family. As always, I was knitting on the way. When we arrived, I was mid-row. As most knitters will agree, this is not an acceptable situation. Since I had no need to hurry inside, I decided to finish my row before exiting the car. Gary and the boys got out. Out of habit, Gary locked the car on his way out.
When I finished my row, I tried to open the car door. The door wouldn't unlock, and when I tried to unlock it, the alarm started going off. I tried to unlock the driver's side door. No luck. I could not unlock any of the doors. Any time I tried, the alarm went off, and the doors stayed locked. Finally, Gary came out to see what all the commotion was about. However, he didn't realize I couldn't get out, so he grinned, turned around and went back inside. A few minutes later, he stuck his head back out the door, this time giving me enough time to mouth, "I can't get out." He unlocked the door, much to my relief.
The moral of the story is this: finishing the row can be dangerous.