707CMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
Five years ago, I lost my keys in London.
At that time, I was an intern for a British startup who housed me in a house nearby, along with three other trainees.
Of course, it was a saturday, and all three of them were to be away for the week end. I guess I was really lucky enough to find one of them (by pure chance) in the train back home. He gave me his set of keys before zooming out to the pub.
Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1017 times:
About a year ago, I was having problems with my central locking. One day I pulle dup to a post box to post a letter, and got out of the car, and posted my letter. When I got back to the car (with the engine running, and my bag inside) the central locking had locked me out! Luckily, my parents were at home and not at work and I was just opposite work, so I had to ring my mum to bring my spare key over. I was not amused and needless to say I carried my spare key around until I got the problem fixed. I dread to think what would have happened if my mum was at work, or even on holiday.
Atco2b From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 985 times:
Yes, my friends house a few years back. Turns out his mum forgot to leave the back door open, so i ended up getting through into their conservatory-type-extension. Thing is, the internal door was then locked too.
I had to get this pole thing and slide it through the cat flap, to get the conservatory key off the kitchen wall. Very tricky, took about 40 minutes in total!
BaylorAirBear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 979 times:
Quoting Atco2b (Reply 11): I had to get this pole thing and slide it through the cat flap
Haha, that just reminded me. In 2001, I went to Mardi Gras with two chicks. We took one of the chick's cars. We get to town, park at a friends house, and she locks her keys in her running vehicle. Perhaps the holiday allowed for a little price gouging, but we all decided $200 for pop-a-lock was ridiculous. Also, the key to get into the house was in the car. So, I found a few wire hangers in a nearby trash bin, thank Yahweh, and fashioned..."the Device." Linking three hangers together with a loop on one end, I had enough length to reach the pax. door handle from the driver's side window. A string with a loop on the end was twisty-tied loosely to the wire loop. I was able to place the string loop around the pax. handle and open the door. Yes, it took a bazillion tries, but it was well worth the trouble.
Okie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 965 times:
My girlfriend called the other day wanting me to go by her house and get the spare keys to her car as she had locked her keys in the car.
She asked me if I would please get on the errand right away as it was getting ready to rain and she needed to put the top up on her car.
Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 954 times:
Did that at work once. Got in the car in the parking lot, and realized I had left something behind the ticket counter, so I went in to get it, leaving the car for like 30 seconds by the doors-but duh, I left the car running, and somehow the doors locked behind me!
35 minutes later, the police had jimmied open my lock, and I left, late and very embarrassed.
Heard a story about a girl at work, who's kind of ditzy to begin with. Heard she walked out of her house, and realized the door was locked, and she had left her keys in side. Fortunately, there was a ladder tall enough to get to a 2nd story window that was slightly open, so she got the ladder, put it to the window, opened the window and got the keys.....
....now at this moment, what would most people do? Grab the keys, and walk out the front door, right? No....according to the person who was with her, she went back upstairs, out the window, down the ladder, and to her car...
SlamClick From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 948 times:
A neighbor once backed his Datsun 1600 roadster up behind mine in my driveway. He said he'd locked his housekey in the trunk.
We opened my trunk and looked at the interior of the lock for a while. I removed one screw from my license plate, then cut a coat hanger. I inserted it through the screw hole and started making the appropriate bends with a pair of pliers. Soon we had a tool which would easily and naturally unlock the trunk.
We removed the same screw from his license plate and popped his trunk open without any damage whatever. I then made a copy of the "tool" and gave it to him.
So I ask you; where are people like me when I lock myself out? Where's the karma?
BMIFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 933 times:
Quoting Okie (Reply 13): My girlfriend called the other day wanting me to go by her house and get the spare keys to her car as she had locked her keys in the car.
She asked me if I would please get on the errand right away as it was getting ready to rain and she needed to put the top up on her car
Quoting Okie (Reply 18): Told her to go to the beauty shop and have that hair dyed brown
ScarletHarlot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 919 times:
When I was 19 I worked currency exchange on the US - Canada border about an hour south of where I lived. This was out in the boonies and the closest store was on the American side so every day one of us would do a junk food run. It was my turn one day so I got in my mom's Buick (she was kind enough to let me use it for the summer) and started to go over to the store, but then remembered that I had forgotten something. I was just going to be a minute so I left the car running and dashed inside. Of course, I absentmindedly locked the car door as I got out. And I was an hour from the nearest set of keys!
I called over to the customs building, figuring that they must know how to jimmy cars open. One of the customs girls answered the phone and I told her who I was and the problem. She said "let me see if any of the guys can help you" and yelled out the issue to the rest of the customs office. I could hear all of them howling with laughter.
Luckily one of the guys had a jimmying tool and came over and helped me out - otherwise the car would have run for an hour before my mom could have gotten there with extra keys!
Mr. Harlot and I encountered another interesting lock-out situation in Hawaii. We were driving along a remote stretch of road in West Maui (Kahekili Highway). There's a small village along this road but it's so remote that they do not have mail delivery or any services. We stopped at a fruit stand there. There was a couple there from Portland who had locked their keys in their rental pickup. The lady (who only had one arm) was on the phone to the rental car company but the person she was talking to was insisting that the village did not exist. The husband and some local guys were trying to get into the truck. Mr. Harlot joined in the endeavour and figured out that it would be easier to open up the little back window of the pickup cab. He and another guy did so and then a very skinny local guy squeezed in the window and unlocked the door. I remember one of the village guys joking "How many Portuguese guys does it take to unlock a door?" It ended up being kinda cool because we spent like an hour in this village and got to interact with some local people.
MIAspotter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 905 times:
Once we went out on a family trip on my Uncle's new car and when we stopped to put gas on it he left the keys inside the car! he had to run back to the house to get the spare set to get us out of the car.....