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I've tried handling my driving anxiety but one embarrassing incident has ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable, week off.

I was anxious about driving to a family event but I knew I had to do it at some point so I did. I got to the venue, my anxiety lifted and in the relief of that, what did dumbo do next? Lock my car keys in the car. I couldn't even muster the words to ask for help (my wife did that) as I tried to resolve the situation in some vain hope a door was open. I had to receive help, that got the job done but the story was known to my family and the embarrassment ensued. Since then I've been in a negative mood - not enjoying anything and wishing I was at work, and I'm not overly enthused with work either.

I can barely muster any conversation and encouragement and to think I was looking forward to a week off to spend time with my family, and trying to handle my driving anxiety.
 
I've tried handling my driving anxiety but one embarrassing incident has ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable, week off.

I was anxious about driving to a family event but I knew I had to do it at some point so I did. I got to the venue, my anxiety lifted and in the relief of that, what did dumbo do next? Lock my car keys in the car. I couldn't even muster the words to ask for help (my wife did that) as I tried to resolve the situation in some vain hope a door was open. I had to receive help, that got the job done but the story was known to my family and the embarrassment ensued. Since then I've been in a negative mood - not enjoying anything and wishing I was at work, and I'm not overly enthused with work either.

I can barely muster any conversation and encouragement and to think I was looking forward to a week off to spend time with my family, and trying to handle my driving anxiety.
I hate to hear that, Silent. It must be super discouraging.
 
I've tried handling my driving anxiety but one embarrassing incident has ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable, week off.

I was anxious about driving to a family event but I knew I had to do it at some point so I did. I got to the venue, my anxiety lifted and in the relief of that, what did dumbo do next? Lock my car keys in the car. I couldn't even muster the words to ask for help (my wife did that) as I tried to resolve the situation in some vain hope a door was open. I had to receive help, that got the job done but the story was known to my family and the embarrassment ensued. Since then I've been in a negative mood - not enjoying anything and wishing I was at work, and I'm not overly enthused with work either.

I can barely muster any conversation and encouragement and to think I was looking forward to a week off to spend time with my family, and trying to handle my driving anxiety.
I think at some point in time most people have done something like that Silent. Don't be too hard on yourself for it.
I locked my keys in the car boot once... I panicked, thought "OMG what am I going to do now?? How embarrassing.. what am I going to do!" I went inside, ashamed that I had done something so stupid. How was I going to get to work? How was I going to do anything?? (as I lived 10 klm's out of the main town).
After stressing out big time for half an hour, worrying about who I could call to get help, I looked out my front door at the car.. and noticed the front passenger door was open. Then it clicked. The car wasn't even locked...I went outside to the car and opened the glove box, used the boot release button... hey presto, the boot opened.
I was even more embarrassed that I had forgotten the car was open and that I had stressed so much about the keys in the boot, that I didn't even notice the passenger door wide open.. :oops::LOL:
 
I've tried handling my driving anxiety but one embarrassing incident has ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable, week off.

I was anxious about driving to a family event but I knew I had to do it at some point so I did. I got to the venue, my anxiety lifted and in the relief of that, what did dumbo do next? Lock my car keys in the car. I couldn't even muster the words to ask for help (my wife did that) as I tried to resolve the situation in some vain hope a door was open. I had to receive help, that got the job done but the story was known to my family and the embarrassment ensued. Since then I've been in a negative mood - not enjoying anything and wishing I was at work, and I'm not overly enthused with work either.

I can barely muster any conversation and encouragement and to think I was looking forward to a week off to spend time with my family, and trying to handle my driving anxiety.

SilentAndShy, accidently locking your keys in your car is such a common occurrence!! I would bet you $100 that any middle aged person in your family would have done that, at least once in their life.

I've did this in my life when I was younger too. When you do, the horrible feeling you experience, encourages you to develop a method - as a back up - to aid in it never occurring again. :)
Back up methods, to prevent a re-occurrence, differ from person to person etc, so simply think of one that works for you. (y)

There is a saying I read once ..... "A mistake is never a mistake, unless you don't learn from it"
 
I've tried handling my driving anxiety but one embarrassing incident has ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable, week off.

I was anxious about driving to a family event but I knew I had to do it at some point so I did. I got to the venue, my anxiety lifted and in the relief of that, what did dumbo do next? Lock my car keys in the car. I couldn't even muster the words to ask for help (my wife did that) as I tried to resolve the situation in some vain hope a door was open. I had to receive help, that got the job done but the story was known to my family and the embarrassment ensued. Since then I've been in a negative mood - not enjoying anything and wishing I was at work, and I'm not overly enthused with work either.

I can barely muster any conversation and encouragement and to think I was looking forward to a week off to spend time with my family, and trying to handle my driving anxiety.
I locked my keys in the car so many times that at some point I had to come up with a sophisticated system in order to make sure I was able to recover them in any kind of situation. In the end this whole embarrassment turned into a funny story about why I have so many double of all my keys hidden everywhere.
 

Miserum

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I've tried handling my driving anxiety but one embarrassing incident has ruined what was supposed to be a relaxing, enjoyable, week off.

I was anxious about driving to a family event but I knew I had to do it at some point so I did. I got to the venue, my anxiety lifted and in the relief of that, what did dumbo do next? Lock my car keys in the car. I couldn't even muster the words to ask for help (my wife did that) as I tried to resolve the situation in some vain hope a door was open. I had to receive help, that got the job done but the story was known to my family and the embarrassment ensued. Since then I've been in a negative mood - not enjoying anything and wishing I was at work, and I'm not overly enthused with work either.

I can barely muster any conversation and encouragement and to think I was looking forward to a week off to spend time with my family, and trying to handle my driving anxiety.
Absolutely no one gives a fuck that you did this. And if they did, they are morons. Locking keys in the car? Do you know HOW many people have done this? The number is incalculable. Carry on, buddy.
 
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