By Lea - 16/03/2010 13:31 - United States

Today, I dropped my car keys down the elevator shaft at my dorm. I had parked my car at a parking meter, and now had no way to get change out of my car. It took six hours for someone to get my keys, and I now have a $75 parking ticket. FML
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Ecnassianer 0

How the hell did you drop your keys down an elevator shaft?

Then you get a report from the person who retrieved your keys and take it to court to fight the ticket. Easy!


Ecnassianer 0

How the hell did you drop your keys down an elevator shaft?

maby he got mad at the ticket that he threw it down the shaft

Averizzle 0

She was making sweet love to the elevator control panel when they fell out. Duhh.

hannahpie45 0

that was smooth, but couldn't you just go and put more money in the meter while you wait for someone to get out the keys?

SteveDufour 0

who cares it's 75 bucks big deal

Averizzle 0

Ok pal mail me $75 right now I'll pm u my address.

she sent have any money because it was in the car! dur

15 says it all, no more commenting needed

33- it ain't hard to ask a passersby or someone in their apartment for 50 cents

I would like an answer to #1's question. Aren't there safety guards or something in place to prevent that kind of thing? YDI for not putting change in the meter first, for not finding change to put in after you were locked out, and of course, for locking your keys in the car.

I meant for dropping your keys down the shaft.

boatkicker 4

ImaginaryFoe, they probably did put change in first, just not 6 hours worth of change.

ImaginaryFoe have you never noticed the gap between the elevator and the floor when you are getting off and on? That would be where the OP's keys went. And to answer your question, no, most elevators do not have any kind of safe guard to prevent small items from falling down through that gap.

jyd62 0

how stupid can u be should have been an extra 75 buck for being retarded

crymson 0

you know. I wonder that question myself..

gracevet88 0

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KurouTenshi 0

Why didn't you just pull some sic ninja james bond shit? Y'know, wedge a shoe or something in the elevator doors then send the elevator far up. After it goes up, you lower yourself down with some rope that's anchored to the nearest door nob. Get your keys, climb back up, problem solved. Of course, its too late now. But next time...

KurouTenshi 0

There's a small, tiny hint of win in there. Amongst all that rushed typing and those grammatical errors. *hands you a magnifying glass* This should help. :)

Averizzle 0

Y tank yhu I rly neded dat I canz c nao!!11!

KurouTenshi 0

:o I'm so glad!! U cAn HaZ dIz PeEz Of ChEeZkAkE :3

Then you get a report from the person who retrieved your keys and take it to court to fight the ticket. Easy!

I'm not sure you can fight a ticket by telling them you were an idiot...

Eh, I doubt the OP purposely dropped them. Do you have to be an idiot to drop keys? She was simply unlucky in where they landed. I'm pretty sure the courts would understand that she was unable to get into her car, and if she can show when she called maintenance and the maintenance person will attest to when they got there, then it proves her story.

Courts don't care about your personal interest stories. They just want your money. They're extortionists. You could have been trying to save a baby from a fire and they would still demand payment. "F-you pay me."

They do, however, care when moving your car was impossible. If she has documentation to prove that the scenario happened, they will most likely dismiss the ticket. It's when people come in with sob stories that can't be substantiated that the court gives them a little dose of reality. If the OP is prepared before she goes into the courtroom, she should be fine. It's all about whether or not she feels it's worth it to get rid of the 75 dollar ticket.

why didnt you sit in front of your car and pan handle for change? STUPID!!!

Too busy getting her car keys I'd assume :)

ninba20 0

y didnt u just go add more money to the parking meter?....

nimba, that's kinda hard to do when her money's in her car

strawberryswirl 0

I'm always afraid I'll drop something down an elevator shaft. Sorry it happened to you.

kally2010 0

yeah but now you don't have to get new keys r if some1 had stolen it a new car !!

You don't have enough friends to cover 6 hours of parking meter change? You're right, that's an FYL.

ruby84 1

75$ which you can pay at a later time- stop crying over little things like that. I'll press YDI just for wasting our time. It would've been worthy FML if, for example, you had fell through the elevator's shaft or something.