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Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

So yesterday I had to drive my wife back home as she had locked her keys inside her car, barely a week after I had locked myself out of the house.

Has such an occurrence ever happened to you ?

UTA  checkeredflag 


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Nope, but BaylorAirBear is trapped in a lift - or maybe plunging to his doom - as we speak.
What is it with you people??  boggled 
Cheers
Bill



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

Quoting TNboy (Reply 1):
Nope, but BaylorAirBear is trapped in a lift - or maybe plunging to his doom - as we speak.
What is it with you people??

Actually, I'm trapped in an elevator  Wink

If I can get the damned access panel open on the ceiling, I'm outta here.

BAB  boxedin 



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1078 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.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8440 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

I once locked my keys in my car. Luckily I was at home at the time so I just had to go inside to get the spares.

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):
I once locked my keys in my car. Luckily I was at home at the time so I just had to go inside to get the spares

Ditto. I put my keys in the boot and shut it, realising I hadn't unlocked the door. Thankfully, I had spare set in my house!



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1042 times:

I intentionally lock my keys inside my truck all the time.

I use my keyless entry pad to get in.



Mark


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

nope, but say hi to UTA_ette from me!


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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1023 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.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

I locked myself out of my driving cab on the train once, while I was stood at the station.  Sad

I ended up climbing through a window to get back in, just to get us moving again.


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
I locked myself out of my driving cab on the train once, while I was stood at the station.

LOL! Big grin



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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 991 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!



Hey, you want to go out for pizza and some sex? What, you don't like pizza?
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 985 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.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2988 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 971 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.

Okie


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Variation on the theme : leaving work 5 minutes early only to find out in the basement you left your keys on your desk 15 stories up. Rhaa !

UTA   

[Edited 2005-09-28 16:57:45]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Quoting Okie (Reply 13):

So what did you do  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 960 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.  Smile

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...

OMG....


User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 957 times:

I sadly do this somewhat regularly.

The only good thing is that usually my sister is there so I just call her cell and she gets my spare set.

I did it at work one day and the girlfriend went to my house to get the keys...then drove 45 minutes to bring them to me.



This is the Last Stop.
User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2988 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
So what did you do

Told her to go to the beauty shop and have that hair dyed brown.

Okie


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 954 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?



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4756 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Once I returned home from college to find out I wasn't carrying my keys, and there was nobody home... I had to wait 3 hours sitting on the porch till the rest of the family returned.  mad 


What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 939 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

Oh My!!  rotfl 

Quoting Okie (Reply 18):
Told her to go to the beauty shop and have that hair dyed brown

Haha nice one  Wink

Thanks


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 925 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?"  Smile It ended up being kinda cool because we spent like an hour in this village and got to interact with some local people.



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2739 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 911 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.....  bigmouth 

Bad joke must go to bed now...

MIAspotter



I think, therefore I don´t fly Ryanair.
User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 908 times:

YEP! I broke the window to get into my house... cost me 13 bucks to fix... The Locksmith wanted 50... Fu*k him...

MGA



Que viva el guaro, el dinero y los aviones!!!
25 LTBEWR : I have the mother of all lock out stories. September 1998 on Vacation. It was a wierd day, the same one where then President Clinton was holding a pra
26 BigOrange : I locked myself out of my car at the Udvar-Hazy Center at IAD in May. I called the Allstate breakdown service who told me my subscription had not been
27 Airlinelover : Damn dude. We all know this is a cover cause UTA_ette locked you out.... I would have given it at least 2 more months... oh well Chris[Edited 2005-09-
28 Aa777jr : I don't know how true this story is, but a guy in my office was telling me he had a resolution to quit smoking cigarettes. On the way to work he was c
29 Jspitfire : I have locked my keys in my trunk when I was out at the airport once. I had to get my dad to drive out and save me. One of my friends somehow managed
30 USAFHummer : When I was about 10 years old, one night my parents went out to dinner with some close friends, and they left me at the friends' house with their dog
31 Post contains images HAWK21M : Didn't think of Gate Crashing the Neighbours place regds MEL
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