It's always fun to hear about other people's problems because you're glad their life sucks and yours doesn't.
This morning I was going to load up all the garbage bags in the back of the pickup and drive it up to the highway (about 1/4 mile) for the trash man. But I couldn't get the driver's door open even with the key. I slid across from the passenger seat and tried to start it, but the battery was dead. And I couldn't open the driver's door from the inside, either. So I slid back across and got the plug-in battery charger that has an instant boost.
Once the truck was started, the door still didn't work, so now I have an appointment at a body shop tomorrow morning to have it looked it. Probably the door lock actuator motor is broken, and for all I know it might have drained the battery.
While I was watching a little video on YouTube about how to remove a pickup door panel, a truck pulled into the yard with a couple of men in it. They were surveyors who needed access through the property, but I said "Oh look! It's some MEN!" and they took a look at the door handle to see if because of their maleness they had any insights or suggestions. I know it sounds sexist, but there are some things that some men just know instinctively. They agreed with me that it was a job for a body shop, and off they went. It was nice to get a second opinion in case there was some easy answer to which I was not privy, being from a different planet than MEN.