Stuck! {Sometimes I Amaze Even Myself}

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Last week, during our amazing, adventure-packed Spring Break I decided to head to Costco. I was proud of myself for having the presence of mind to go on Friday, instead of Saturday. I was well-prepared with a meal plan and grocery list. I had only two kids with me (Hezekiah and Jubilee) and I was driving the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD (loaned to us for the week by Mazda- I received no compensation for this).

We shopped.

(Amazon affiliate link because I couldn’t find the product on the Costco website)


We bought these amazing Pistachio Squares. You have to buy thse. For real. But then you have to hide them from the kids because they are so good!

Stuck in a Mazda at Costco...sometimes I amaze even myself...

Stuck in a Mazda at Costco...sometimes I amaze even myself...

We finished our shopping (not even going over-budget!), loaded everything into the back of the Mazda and got in. I pushed the button to start the car (it’s keyless), made sure the radio was set to a 60’s station that the kids hate, and buckled in.

Or, that is, I attempted to buckle in, but for some reason the seatbelt wouldn’t latch. Then I looked down and saw this.

Stuck in a Mazda at Costco...sometimes I amaze even myself...

Yes, that’s right, I somehow managed to get my zipper pull stuck in the seatbelt latch…And when I say stuck, I do mean, STUCK. I yanked and I pulled and I twisted and I pushed…to no avail. While attempting to buckle in (before I noticed my zipper pull) I had jammed it in further…and the knot on the end was preventing me from getting it out.

Stuck in a Mazda at Costco...sometimes I amaze even myself...

I asked Hezekiah if he had a knife on him and he said no (why did I even bother bringing a 13-year-old boy if he wasn’t fully armed?) then I remembered I had a pocket knife in my bag. I have no idea why, it certainly doesn’t belong to me, but it was there. I grabbed the knife and cut the zipper pull hoping that would enable me to pull it out by one side.

Nope. It was still stuck.

So I had to drive home, half buckled in (I never, ever drive without a seatbelt!) the Mazda beeping at me the entire time, telling me to buckle in.

Stuck in a Mazda at Costco...sometimes I amaze even myself...

Once home, I asked Hezekiah to bring me a pair of pliers. Instead, he brought me this multi-tool which worked even better. I grabbed the zipper pull and was free two seconds later.

So, yeah, sometimes I amaze even myself.

Hope you’re having a GREAT Monday!

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  1. Margery

    This made me laugh and brought back a memory. Once I got stuck in my seatbelt, after a big shopping trip and had to really go to the bathroom so there is a real need to get out of the seat belt. I was in the driveway, can’t get out, no cell phone ( not in common use yet) and beeping my horn for someone in the house to help. Thinking of plan B drive to the local Fire Station and hope for help and finally one of the kids comes out, the others follow after laughing at mom one of the boys finally gets it un stuck and I run for the house. After further investigation there was a penny stuck in there how I have no idea.

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