Trip to the car wash
his toddler in the child's seat
car locked, keys inside.
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Writer's notes: Written for the Snafu Senryu Challenge.
Capture the essence of an awkward moment in a senryu poem."
Today, while waiting to meet a Facebook Marketplace buyer, observed people trying to gain entry into their locked car. Watched a good samaritan provide assistance. The car was opened. Smiling, their faces relaxed that their problem was solved.
As this situation played out, it reminded me of a snafu over twenty-three years ago. My son went to the car wash and had his son, my grandson, in the back strapped into his child's seat.
Who hasn't locked themselves out of a car? Admittedly, it happens!
Now, we go thru the drive-through car wash. Back then, the car wash had a hand-held wand selecting suds, water, or wax. Inserting the coinage for the length of time, quarters were entered into the control panel.
Thankfully, our local Fire Department came to my grandson's rescue unlocking the car door.
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About the Creator
Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.