The magic keys of my coworker’s car. Building #2254

Contributor: Doug Ricker

One of my funniest memories from Yongsan garrison is from 1984. The MPs patrolled the parking lot between our building and the Arcade/Library. If a…

Topic: Cars, People, Yongsan Legacy
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One of my funniest memories from Yongsan garrison is from 1984. The MPs patrolled the parking lot between our building and the Arcade/Library.

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If a car was not moved in a 24 hour period, they would ticket the car.
A coworker had a Honda Accord and he was scheduled to go on a one month TDY. His wife worked at Army Audit on South Post and she was frequently TDY throughout Korea. My coworker gave me his car keys and asked me to move his car everyday to keep it from being ticketed. I did that but most days I found the car parked somewhere other than where I left it. I thought his wife was moving it as well but I wanted to make sure so I moved it again.
One day my coworker’s wife came to my office and asked if her husband had asked me to move his car. I said he had and I was moving it every day. She said that was funny because there were tickets all over his car. We then walked outside and I pointed to the vehicle and she said that’s not his car. It was the Honda Accord of the Chief of Finance IT office. He was not happy.

The IT guy said he thought he was losing his mind. I went outside with him and showed him the my coworker’s key worked on the IT’s car as well.

By Doug Ricker who was an intern in building MP2254 Finance and Accounting office from 1983-1984. Then He worked as a budget analyst in that same building from 1985-1992. Then AGAIN 2005-2014