Doors and locks are great. They protect you from intruders, keep the bugs out, and keep the cat in. However, it's hard not to feel a bit betrayed when you hear that clearly audible click as the door shuts...locked... with your keys inside.
It's actually quite strange, the behaviors that humans go through under situations like this, where we've locked ourselves out of our home or car. Most of our actions actually appear to run contrary to what we know in our brains. You know for a certainty that the door is indeed locked, and yet you still reach out and try to turn the knob, often repeatedly. This is typically accompanied by reaching, again repeatedly, into pockets, as if the keys will somehow magically appear there if searched for enough times. Of course, the unstoppable need to actually set eyes on the keys will eventually overwhelm you, leading to the performance of whatever gymnastics is needed to allow you to look through the window and see the keys, likely lying wherever you left them.
At this point you may revert to more primal or childish behaviors. Kicking, screaming, and the occasional profanity along with pleadings with God for an answer sent skyward are just a few of the things that may be seen occurring on the square of pavement in front of the door to your home.
Desperation may follow. However, at this point there is usually at least the glimmer of foreshadowing in the back of your brain alerting you to the reality that you will eventually have to just break down and call the locksmith....just, not yet. Before that happens, you must allow a variety of possible scenarios about how to get back into the house to run through your mind. These may include anything from potentially dangerous ideas with ladders to figuring out which window that you'll fit through to break.
Finally, you reach the blissful point of acceptance. With a sigh of relief, you at last realize that you have irrevocably, undeniably locked yourself out of the house. Next comes the phone call to Acme Locksmith, who will have an experienced technician out promptly to help you gain entrance back into your home, where you will no doubt profess that you will never, ever do that again.
Contact us for more information on how we can help you out of some of life's more challenging moments, as well as all of the other safety and security services we provide.