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Thursday, April 30, 2009


Locksmith is a word that sends shudders up my spine. Think about it. Is it ever good if you have to call one? Normally, you need one because you're in a not-so-nice situation. You know, you've gotten out of your car and "SLAM", you close the door, but the keys are still in the ignition or on the seat. Or, you've just left your home and "SLAM", the door closes and you look back to see your keys still lying on the table or hanging on the hook (neither is good for your safety as no one should be able to see your keys through your door, but that's another day's post). Oh, the feeling of dread that washes over you. You're locked out!! Here's a simple, easy, tried and true solution. Always do a "visual check" just before you close the door. What I mean is, don't assume you have your keys because you think you put them in your purse, backpack or briefcase. Unless you physically have your keys in your hand, don't assume you have your keys. Each time I leave my home or get out of my car, if my keys are not in my hand, I do a "visual check" of my bag. No sighting of the keys and I don't close the door. I've never had to call a locksmith, so I must be doing something right.

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