I was having a great day until I parked near my gallery on Main Street, put the keys into my pullover fleece jacket, grabbed my backpack, fed the meter, and then realized “OMG, no keys!” They had slipped out of my pocket before I got out of the Jeep. Can this ruin my day? Not if I don’t let it. I went next door to Bananas, which keeps a spare key for me. Once inside, I got tied up with people, including a special friend, Bonnie Goodwin, youngest daughter of the Elf Child of Gloucester. She’s the minister of the church in Truro, Cape Cod. My car troubles – What troubles? It only gets to you if you let it.
The Solution. Call AAA 800-222-4357. It took the young man from Tallys of Gloucester (http://www.tallystruckcenter.com/) less that 15 seconds to break into my car and hand me the keys with a smile, and with no damage. I had to shake his hand and thank him. Loyal AAA member since 1991. Worth every penny.