Locked out of your House

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Blueyes, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    How many times have you done it and what lengths have you gone to get back in?

    I have done it many times and have now learned how to break into my place after multiple variations.

    First I used to use a butter knife to jimmy the window lock and climb through then I got new windows. Then I figured out how to use a credit card and open the door.

    You know what the sad part is is that I have my keys hanging right next to the door so when I go out it's not like I don't see them :rolleyes:
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  2. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    I've done it once. I called my roommate who was in the apartment.
    Oh yeah I just remembered. When I moved recently, they gave me the wrong apartment key. I could get into the building, but unless the door was already unlocked, I had to sit there and pound on the door until someone heard me. One time this took over an hour.
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  3. Blueyes

    Blueyes Registered Member

    Oh I forgot I got locked out from the back door when I was on the back porch by just the screen door because of the person I let live with me for a month when he was in some bad times. I had to call his cell phone to come open it.
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  4. Envy

    Envy Band Nerd ♫

    Back in middle school, when I had to walk home, it happened a few times.

    I was lucky, though... My aunt lives really close so I just walked to her house and stayed there... Or sometimes she gave me a key to the house.
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  5. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    In high school, I was locked out once. There was a bomb threat called in to my school and everyone was evacuated to the football field and I left my backpack (with my house key) in the class I was in when the threat happened. I had to borrow a friends cell phone (didn't have one at the time) and call my mom, who then called my grandma to come let me in.

    In college I always have my keys on me, so I have yet to be locked out in my three years. One of my current room mates got locked out while horribly drunk, so he shoved our kitchen window off its track, which broke one of the two panes of glass which cut the shit out of him when he climbed in. There was blood all over our kitchen. Fun times.
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  6. AeonFlux

    AeonFlux I am the edge!

    I had to break into my parent's house when I was in high school once or twice when I'd forget my keys at home and didn't feel like waiting around for a few hours for them to get home from work and let me in. I'd take a screwdriver and pry open one of the basement windows and crawl in. Once they realized how easy the basement windows were to get into, my parents fixed them though. Later on when they were out of town my boyfriend and I had decided to get into some trouble and then we left the house for a bit. When we came back the outside screen door had somehow magically locked all by itself!! We were freaking out because if we didn't get back in and clean up the bottles of alcohol and other evidence before my parents came home, there would be trouble. We of course tried the basement windows first, but they did a very good job of fixing that problem. Arrgh! Finally we ended up cutting a tiny slit in the screen, just barely big enough for me to squeeze my hand through and undo the lock, and then crossed our fingers in the hopes that they wouldn't notice the hole in the screen, ha ha. Ooooh fun.
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  7. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Twice (first it was my fault, second it was my husband's). And both was due to the keys being left inside (the other side of the door). In here, our doors cannot be opened (or locked) from the inside without a key. That's why the key is always there. But when you leave the house and forget to take them out....you're stuck outside wishing you have one window open to access your flat (but normally you close them before you leave the house).

    Even if you have a spare key with you, you cannot get in because the keyhole is already used by the forgotten keys. The door types are also not as easy to manipulate - you just can't swipe a credit card on the sides, for example. The only solution is to find a specialist to open the door for you. If you don't have a mobile phone, you find the nearest phonebooth or a friendly neighbor.

    The specialist, who gets to your place an hour (on the average), charges a fortune for his services. You have a big bill to pay later and worse, if you have complicated door locks, one drill is not enough, you have to drill several holes and your landlord is going to deduct this "degradation" from your rental bond.

    Basically that's the whole pain in the arse process we've been through with our 2 lock out experiences.
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  8. FBrown89

    FBrown89 Registered Member

    When I was in high school, I actually would end up locking myself out alot. I've did everything from taking an air conditioner out to climb in, all the way up to sitting outside for hours. It definately sucked, but when I finally moved out, I still did the same shit. Locked myself out of my apartment, and it was on the 3rd floor, so there was no climbing in. I'd have to call my landlord and get him to come open it for me :( And now, I hardly ever even lock my door. Good thing none of you know where I live :lol:
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  9. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species

    Yeah, I've been locked out twice. Both times I'd left the keys inside.

    I got back in by getting an axe from the back yard and putting a hole through the door panel. It was a lot cheap to repair than a pane of glass or a lock.

    The second time I locked myself out I just removed the panel (that I had used to fix the hole) on the back door and then went through the still existing hole.
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  10. FBrown89

    FBrown89 Registered Member

    Please see your local psychologist or mental health specialist. ;)

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