If you saw a crazed blonde flagging down people on Vincent Road today, that was just me. I had a HORRIBLE mom moment today that has really left me rattled.
On our way home from doing taxes, I had some time to kill so I stopped in at a nail salon. I had Londynn with me and the line was too long, so we went back to the car. I put her in the baby seat, set my purse on the floorboard, and then closed the door. I’ve done this many times. I don’t know WHY, but all of a sudden all 4 doors locked automatically. This has never happened. (My mom also has a Cadillac and said the same thing has happened to her once.) My heart sunk when I realized what I had done because both keys AND my cell phone were in my purse…in the car.
I called 911 from the nail salon and in the meantime flagged down a Livingston Parish Gas Department truck simply because they had a light on the truck and I was desperate for anyone resembling authority to assist me. The poor guys were so nice, and while they had no idea what to do, they managed to calm me until the police got there. I then called Brent and tried to get OnStar to assist us but the bastards wouldn’t help because I didn’t have a subscription. Now, I know they have a connection to my car because OnStar was on it when I bought it but they claimed there was nothing they could do. Shortly after my neighbor (who is a state trooper) pulled up and then Brent was right behind him. It took about 20-30 minutes in all to unlock it but it felt like hours and I could hear Londynn screaming the whole time. I was thanking GOD that at least I was parked in the shade and it was a cool day, but it took restraint not to grab something heavy and bust that window. Had it been the summertime, I would not have hesitated to do just that.
I want to thank everyone who helped me today, especially Eugene Williams of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department for responding and finally getting the door open. When it did open, I couldn’t hold my screaming, sweaty baby girl fast enough. She was fine….we were just both upset for a while. Lesson learned: I will never set my purse down again until I am in the car with her. I should probably get another key to keep at home also.
UPDATE (3.28.13) OnStar Responds