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Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:48 pm

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 ?

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Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:05 pm

Nope, but BaylorAirBear is trapped in a lift - or maybe plunging to his doom - as we speak.
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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:15 pm

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.

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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:12 pm

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.

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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:39 pm

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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Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:01 pm

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

I use my keyless entry pad to get in.



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Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:56 am

nope, but say hi to UTA_ette from me!
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Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:04 am

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.
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Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:56 am

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.


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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:37 pm

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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Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:54 pm

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!
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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:32 pm

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.

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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:55 pm

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.

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Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:57 pm

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 !

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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:00 am

Quoting Okie (Reply 13):

So what did you do  Smile
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Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:02 am

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....
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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:17 am

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.
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Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:26 am

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

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

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Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:32 am

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?
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Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:52 am

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 
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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:57 am

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

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Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:07 am

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.
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Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:31 am

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 

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Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:54 am

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

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Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:19 am

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 prayer breakfast that the White House and the Starr investigation was to give it's report in a few days. As I drove in my rental car, a brand new 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, to Jackson Hole, WY from where I stayed about an hour south, the day was overcast and blah. Somehow, by Noonish, the sun came out and it was a really beautiful day. Later in the day, I was in the South end of Yellowstone National Park and stopped at the 'Lewis Falls' pullover and left the car key on the passangers seat when I went back for my camera. Serious Problem.
I tried coat hangers, cursing at the car and my bad luck. I then got a ride about 8 miles to the nearest gas/service station ijn the park. I then called up the rental car company of my problem and they referred me to GM's road service (came as part of any new GM car then). So I call GM, they say they will send someone over to where I was to get the car unlocked - From Idaho Falls, ID - about 100 miles and 3 hours away! Anyway, meantime, the mechanic/tow truck operator there had to bring a broken down Saab to Jackson Hole, WY (80 miles away) and shortly after he left, (of course) I found out that the GM service couldn't help me within a National Park and the authorized mechanic (who had just left) would have to do it. The good news was that they would reimburseme me for the fee. The bad news it would be about 3 hours before 'Barney' got back. Finally about 9 pm, he returns and shortly we go for my car. (Barney was a mechanic who was about 70 years old, had 2 fingers missing on his right hand and worked/lived in the park during the summer, and was a decent guy. A few days earlier he had to tow away a car in an accident where a person got killed) In about 2 minutes he has me on my way, and I paid him like $50 + a tip for his trouble (got a receipt for the payment from GM).
Now comes the fun part. Driving about 90 minutes to West Yellowstone, MT for a place to stay and dinner. In the moonless dark. Fearful of hitting an Bear or an Elk and totaling my vacation. Only thing I could get on the radio was some guy talking about UFO's. Fortuntally I did get a place to stay (actually quite cheap but rustic) and the local McD's was open late too. It was one wierd day and a story of a lifetime.
 
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Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:58 am

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 renewed (despite all my wife's assurances a few weeks before that she had renewed it) Luckily they let me renew the subscription there and then and then sent a local garage out to me.

I knew I had enough time to look round the museum while I was waiting, but it delayed my departure longer than planned.
 
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Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:04 am

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

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Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:42 am

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 chiefing up one and locked his keys in his car.

Upon realization with his car pool watching everyone appeared to laugh at his stupidity. He reached through his cracked window and unlocked the door to retrieve his keys. He then remembered why he enjoyed smoking. It was good for the absent minded.

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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:30 pm

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 to lock his keys in while his van was still running too....he's never going to live that one down. luckily he wasn't too far from home...

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RE: Locking Yourself Out (car, House, Etc...)

Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:42 pm

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 while they were gone...at some point after they left, I took the dog out for a walk so he could do his business, and then, when he was done, went back only to discover that sure enough, I had locked us out. None of the neighbors were home, and this was in the days before cell phones, so we just had to wait outside about an hour or so before my parents and their friends came back, wondering why me and the dog were sitting outside...

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Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:28 pm



Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 30):
so we just had to wait outside about an hour or so before my parents and their friends came back, wondering why me and the dog were sitting outside...

Didn't think of Gate Crashing the Neighbours place  Smile
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