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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JustGeorge, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Retired Ruler
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    For the most part, I'm slow to anger. I can put up with a lot of BS, and while occasionally I complain, I don't really have a lot of irritants in my overall daily life. There is one thing that just ****es me off, though, and that's people locking my doors.

    I come in today, and find the guy working on our bathroom has secured the lock. I got a toddler throwing himself down and an arm full of general toddler junk. I don't want to stop and press buttons. A string of obscenities leaves my mouth.

    What does one expect to accomplish with a lock? In some circumstances, I get it. In an apartment complex that has shared hallways, absolutely. But who ever planned a robbery somewhere, got there, and said "shoot! Door's locked. Go home, guys."

    Or, locking the door at night. Some mornings, I come downstairs and its like breaking into(or out of) a museum. It doesn't help that I have three hyper and over grown dogs bouncing and shoving as I try to undo not one, but two doors, each with several locks on it. C'mon. If someone wants in, they'll get in. And I'm not saying this cluelessly. I've been in some terrible situations, and I can assure you locks didn't come into play at all. (Hell, I let one of the attackers in the front door, as he said he was someone he wasn't!)

    In my twenties, I lived in a reasonably quiet neighborhood. But, annually, we'd wake up and every car on the block would have busted windows. Except mine. Did the robbers love me? Nope. Mine was the only car without locked doors. So I saved myself a repair! I just didn't keep anything of importance in the car. No biggie. (I do, however, understand why one might lock the car doors in a busy area where people might not notice others swooping in and out of cars.)

    How about you? Do you lock stuff? If so, is it a ritual, or do you believe it will make a difference? Has it made a positive or negative difference for you?
     
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  2. Meow Mix

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    Locks make me feel safe at least. And the bathroom lock is important to me. I live with two guys. Sometimes we have earbuds in listening to music of whatever and someone might try to open a bathroom door, not realizing someone's in there.

    I mean we've seen each other naked enough times that it probably doesn't matter anymore haha, for reasons exactly like this. But I like the lock to be there anyway.
     
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  3. JustGeorge

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    A bathroom lock makes sense to me. Even without earbuds, sometimes you're just not aware.

    I guess we do have some locks to keep my middle son(he has autism) out of certain areas, as he can be a danger to himself and property otherwise. They're super annoying, but necessary.

    I guess that's my issue with most locks. Do they serve a purpose other than an emotional one?
     
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    Our doors are locked at night and our car as well. So far, so good.
     
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    They are a time deterrent, it's true that someone trying to get in will get in, but locks make it take a little bit longer which increases the risk of getting caught (same with smashed windows, someone has to be pretty brazen to do that).

    That's all I can think of.
     
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  7. JustGeorge

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    That's interesting.

    Maybe its because I've already met my 'monsters' and the door didn't really have anything to do with it. Perhaps I've become desensitized?

    The only reason I'm alive right now is because of vocal training as a kid(I know how to make my voice carry) and a refugee police officer that ignored his superior's orders somewhat because he understood the gravity of the situation when no one else did.

    We do have this in the house, though, and I know she deters some(even though she's a chicken-****). smokey.jpg
    That isn't why we got her, though.
     
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    I have a security door lock to the hallway to my apartment that I have been locked out of. Once it was during a blizzard. Super suck!

    Even with my apartment being locked, people managed to steal everything of value in my apartment, including my couch. Friggin bizzare. landlord had to change the lock.
     
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    Depends on the neighbourhood. Where I live (rural), I don't lock my car or my house. I do lock my car when I'm in the city.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I lock doors.
     
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    I had a storage shed once that, despite having a heavy duty padlock, was still broken into, and people managed to steal my washer and dryer, and a bunch of collectables I had. (How the heck do you steal a washer and dryer and not get noticed? How do you steal a couch and not get noticed?)
     
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    My cousin just bought a house with like several locks all over the place. In fairness it is a pricey house. Amusingly, around the side I can get through two doors with like one key. (Im house sitting for them since they’re stuck in Sydney, border is closed.)
    I always lock up, but my street had quite a few druggies. I mean they left you alone if you left them alone. But I still wouldn’t risk an unlocked house
     
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    I grew up on a farm with a half a mile long driveway. Even directly overland our closest neighbor was also at least a half a mile away. The doors had locks, but we did not know where the keys were anymore. When we went on vacation we just closed the doors. If someone wanted to break in a lock was not going to keep them out. We never had any problems.
     
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