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2002-03-20 03:07:24 PM  
Thats what you get for leaveing your van down by the river.
2002-03-20 03:15:48 PM  
That happened to me also. I unlocked the door and go to sit down when something didn't feel right, I look around in utter confusion at all this crap in the car when I realized it wasn't my car. My car was parked 2 stalls over. I have never felt so dam wierd before. It was like something out of the T-Zone.
2002-03-20 03:16:08 PM  
What the hell is someone with a name like that doing in Linclon, NE? Should he be in Kabul or something?
2002-03-20 03:17:19 PM  
The severed head in the glovebox would have set a warning light off in my head first thing...
2002-03-20 03:18:54 PM  
I wonder what make of van it was?
2002-03-20 03:19:12 PM  
So the man owns a store identical to the one he was at?
2002-03-20 03:19:36 PM  
Someone please post a pic of the Mystery Machine
2002-03-20 03:20:27 PM  
I guess this give me something to try at lunch. Anyone have a 1996 Ford Explorer?
2002-03-20 03:20:56 PM  
Back in '86 I was going into first grade, and when my mom dropped me off at school in her '86 Camaro, she got out and walked me to the door. Anyway, she got all teary-eyed and whatnot, and walked out to a car, unlocked it, and started to drive off before she calmed down and realized that the Camaro she was driving wasn't hers.

I thought it was a rare occasion, I guess it can happen more often than I thought.

2002-03-20 03:21:08 PM  
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2002-03-20 03:22:23 PM  
I wonder what make of van it was?

Probably a Ford.....they are notorious for having compatable keys.

I can open many a Ford w/ the keys to my Stang...
2002-03-20 03:24:56 PM  
Panama 2001 - NICE!!! I was expecting a cartoon pic - but that is even better. You rule!
2002-03-20 03:25:51 PM  
I used to borrow my brother's keys to open my car when I had locked my keys in, and at least one other key to an apartment in this building opens my door as well. I suppose I'll be calling the press this afternoon about it.
2002-03-20 03:27:13 PM  
happened to me at college.
My car was in the next row.
Sat in it, started it and had just began backing it up when I realized it didn't smell like my car.
2002-03-20 03:27:16 PM  
Any car built after around 1967 is essentially the same piece of farking shiat, who cares what you drive.
2002-03-20 03:31:39 PM  
Hishan Alsaad

Riiight. Check the visa on this guy. Let me guess. He uses the van for some under the table drywall jobs, right? Or concrete work.
2002-03-20 03:34:07 PM  
Once I left a store, got in a car that I thought was mine, started it up, drove about 10 miles before I remembered I don't own a car.
2002-03-20 03:35:50 PM  
That happens to me every once in awhile. I go into my girlfriend's house , sleep with her, then realize later on it's not my girlfriend or her house, but some other strange girl and her house. Since we fit so well together though, I stay anyways.
2002-03-20 03:37:36 PM  
anyone named Hishan Alsaad better be damn careful of any mistakes in this country right now.

he's liable to be shot first and asked about it later.
2002-03-20 03:37:56 PM  
"But when he drove the van back, Alsaad wondered what happened to his cigarettes and plastic explosives."
2002-03-20 03:40:00 PM  
Skinink: .. boy, were you mislaid..
2002-03-20 03:40:34 PM  
I did the exact same thing!

Mazda van, about 5 years ago. I was almost out of the parking lot when I realized those weren't my fast-food wrappers on the floor.
2002-03-20 03:42:03 PM  
2002-03-20 03:42:20 PM  
"Alsaad says everyone laughs when they hear his story."

Hey! A story where hilarity actually does ensue!
2002-03-20 03:43:41 PM  
I wouldn't laugh at it. I'd expect his ass to pay for fumigating my car. With a name like that you know he don't smell right.
2002-03-20 03:47:28 PM  
"Alsaad says everyone laughs when they hear his story."

Ha Ha Ha! (aside) dumbass towelhead.
2002-03-20 03:48:27 PM  
This is actually quite common. In the seventies, some models of Toyota had less than 20 different keys.
2002-03-20 03:50:57 PM  
he drove away the store?
2002-03-20 03:51:57 PM  
wonder why the first guy didn't just take the van that was left.

wonder how many times that's happened.

if someone took my white van, and there was another identical white van a couple spots away, and my keys worked, I'd take the other white van.
2002-03-20 03:52:07 PM  
According to "The Worst Case Scenario Handbook," there are only a relative few different key cuts for each year/make/model vehicle, and that this will probably work more often than not.
2002-03-20 03:52:25 PM  
At least he didn't get charged with anything. That would have sucked.
2002-03-20 03:54:13 PM  
Happened to a friend and a co-worker. The co-worker had the other person start driving his car away.
2002-03-20 03:57:29 PM  
Ford Aerostar, yup same thing.
2002-03-20 03:57:29 PM  
"Alsaad says everyone laughs when they hear his story"

ahahaha... ohh man.. haha.. alsaad what crazy adventures will you get into next?
2002-03-20 03:59:36 PM  
"The Worst Case Scenario Handbook,"

Love that book. I learned how to jump off a building and land in a dumpster.
2002-03-20 04:06:59 PM  
Nice one Phish, glad I'm not the only one who pictured these guys and the cops standing around laughing like the final scene in a CHIPs episode
2002-03-20 04:17:34 PM  
*Sheseala*, more practical chapter is "How to jump from car to car on a moving train."
2002-03-20 04:24:55 PM  
Hey, BillDarryl, thanks for the great laugh! Your Boobies was the funniest thing I have read in days!!!

Grateful_Phish, nice pic on your profile. I'm curious about your touring ways....
2002-03-20 04:27:35 PM  
I once put my car key in the front door of my house.

No, wait .. that wasn't me.
2002-03-20 04:29:27 PM  
I was really drunk one night, got home, put my key in the front door. It started up, so I took it for a drive around the block. Officer pulled me over. "Hey buddy, where do you live?" I told him, "Right here."

(*Thanks, Steven Wright!)
2002-03-20 04:30:40 PM  
I had an old Mazda 626 and my parents had a Mazda 929. I could drive their car anytime I wanted to. However, their 929 keys did not work on my 626.....
2002-03-20 04:31:39 PM  
In addition to the story already posted above (in the comments), I've read about this occurring before. The odds are supposed to be really low that this would actually happen, but apparently does. Think about it--same color, same model, same keys, and that's assuming that you actually do go to the wrong car and don't find yours first.
2002-03-20 04:47:53 PM  
"Alsaad says everyone laughs when they hear his story."

At him, or with him?
2002-03-20 05:15:38 PM  
Add me to the list of people who knows someone that this happened to. He wondered who messed with all his radio stations, but was too drunk to figure out what was going on. Got all the way home before the lack of a garage door opener in the glove box clued him in.
2002-03-20 05:17:24 PM  
This also happened once here in Canada around our area. There was an undercover police sting or something and the polce jumped in a car and took off after some criminals. Turned out the car wasn't the one for the sting and belonged to a woman who reported its theft. The officer in charge of recovery of the car commented this to the lady.

"Good news, we found your car. Bad News, we were the ones who stole it."

That must have happened about 5 years ago now. I had forgotten all about reading it until now.
2002-03-20 05:19:15 PM  
"Weapons-Grade" hilarity!!!
2002-03-20 05:31:45 PM  
my... boobies?
2002-03-20 05:55:48 PM  
BillDarryl, I don't know WHERE that word came from. I had thought I typed "thing" but, ya know, sometimes my fingers have a life of their own, and maybe I was daydreaming.
2002-03-20 06:06:14 PM  
*points up and laughs*
2002-03-20 06:07:04 PM  
Hehe. Here's a good idea: Get a can of spray-paint and spray your vehicle with the words, "MY CAR, YOU WHORES!!!"
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