Ever get lost in a parking lot?

  1. I'm really beginning to worry about myself. For the umpteenth time I came out of the local Walmart and had absolutely no idea where I had parked. I never think to look at the aisle number! I don't whether it is just that I am so focused on what I am going inside for or whether early Alzheimers is setting in.
    Anyone else have this problem? Should I be worried?

    Pam
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   mom and nurse
    Traumamama - I wouldn't worry about it. I notice you're a mom. Moms have a lot on their minds.... I'm a mom of five and get lost all the time....... Usually the children tell me where I left the car.
  4. by   nekhismom
    I've always done that. I never pay attention to where I park, I just know I left the car somewhere, and I'll find it eventually. My dh always finds the car when we're together. Don't worry about it!
  5. by   suzy253
    [font=Comic Sans MS]Have done that lots of times--and I don't even have children. :chuckle
  6. by   Tweety
    Many times. I try to be consistent where I park at places I regularly go like Walmart or the grocery store, so at least I know the general area.

    Recently got hopelessly lost at the airport, where I had left the car in long-term parking for four days.
  7. by   Hardknox
    I've gotten lost and have a good solution. Just hit the alarm button on that little gizmo that they give you with your keys. The honking will lead you right to your car!!
  8. by   donmurray
    Tie a ribbon on the radio aerial, it usually works for me. Unfortunately, sometimes the car park has several cars with ribbons! LOL
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Many times. I try to be consistent where I park at places I regularly go like Walmart or the grocery store, so at least I know the general area.

    I do the same thing... always park in the same general area...between columns 7 and 8. I also have gotten in the habit of LOOKING at the lot #'s now as well.

    Don't feel bad... I recently bought a cart FULL of stuff, paid, and proceeded all the way out to my car with the EMPTY buggy, leaving my FULL one at the register.

    Talk about a dumb look on my face when I got to my car to unload the buggy !!!

    *not to mention the snickering clerk at the register when I came back for my full one!* ~hmphh ~
  10. by   boggle
    Traumamama, not only do I have trouble remembering where I parked, I have trouble remembering which car I drove....mine or my husband's.

    Then there are the times I try to open someone else's identicle model car with my key and panic when it won't work.

    I need a valet.
  11. by   MelissaRN
    I do this all the time unless I make a conscious effort to remember where I am in relation to the entrance. This seems to happen at Wal-Mart a lot. If I have the kids with me they usually remember where we've parked.
  12. by   Dixiedi
    Been there and done that at my local Wal-Mart. Maybe it's the walmart parking lots! LOL
    It was when we lived in Alabama. Christmas time of course, parking lot very crowded. I walked up and down those darn isles for what seemed like forever before another guy (also looking for his car) found mine.
    Well, I found out on that day, it is very common. There were 3 of us just at the paticular time looking for our cars. And that's just the 2 (plus me) I talked to in the lot. No way to tell if there were more.
  13. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Many times. I try to be consistent where I park at places I regularly go like Walmart or the grocery store, so at least I know the general area.

    Recently got hopelessly lost at the airport, where I had left the car in long-term parking for four days.
    I got lost at the airport earlier this year. I ended up finding my car within 20 minutes or so, but in telling this story to co-workers, I found out that the airport security makes a list all of the cars in long term parking every night. So if someone gets really stuck, that's a possible solution for finding their car.
  14. by   mercyteapot
    I forget where I've parked several times a week. Frankly, this thread is making me feel much better about it, lol!

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