So for most the time my GTA sits outside, while I commute on the train to London. Today and tomorrow I am on a course in Bracknell, where the train would be a nightmare to get to from North Kent, so I was looking forward to driving the 40 mile or so, especially now it is Q2'd.
I was all prepared, satnav programmed, I got my stuff together and walked out to the car. So what was the problem? mechanical failure? engine rusted out the bottom of the car? Italian electrical gremlins? Any of those things you get ribbed for, for buying an alfa?
Nope, I walked up pushed the button to unlock the car and nothing, no beep no central locking. Took the battery out put it back in, still nothing! Put the key in and the car unlocked, open the door and WOOWOOWOOWOO!!! (atleast the alarm works)
As the car is left all week I don't leave the spare key at home it is at my parents, and the main key is on the house keys, so it is always with me. I must have lent on the button yesterday when out for what turned into a 10 mile walk and flattened the battery. Dad brought the spare round and it works fine.
And yes I was an hour late for my course, and had to endure the tedious journey from Waterloo to Bracknell at a cost of £34 return
The moral of the story, with todays thieving society. Keep your car key with you at all times, keep your spare key somewhere else... but for gods sake, keep a spare battery for your key indoors