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rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard
I came home from work, went to the supermarket, came back from the supermarket… only to realise I have my UK keys with me not my Austrian ones! So I’m standing outside with a heavy bag of shopping waiting for my boyfriend to come home from work 🤦‍♀️
klandwehr
klandwehr

@rosemaryorchard I hope you are in by now, locking yourself out of you house seems to be catching on micro.blog since @ @macgenie did the same thing this past weekend

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@rosemaryorchard I'm amazed you don't have a IoT doorlock that opens automatically when you approach.

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das_aug
das_aug

@rosemaryorchard which raises the important question: did you buy any Nutella?

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@das_aug I did not! We have an excellent alternative from a supermarket here.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@jeremycherfas I need that key to get into the building, and then the stairwell - and then into my apartment! So I could do something with the last lock, but I'd still end up stuck outside...

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@klandwehr Thankfully my boyfriend came home from work and let me in!

klandwehr
klandwehr

@rosemaryorchard Yeah🎉

macgenie
macgenie

@rosemaryorchard I did this in Portland and Sonoma, last week and this week. I’m ready for a microchip key. 😰

smokey
smokey

@macgenie @rosemaryorchard A few years ago, I locked my keys in the car in the grocery store parking lot…because I had a set of keys in my pocket—my office keys. (Fortunately, I realized as soon as I exited the car, so no groceries, and I had my phone, so I could call my parents and get a list of phone numbers of people nearby who weren’t on vacation who could come take me to get my spare key.)

Since then, I have started carrying my office keys in my other pocket to avoid confusion—as well as, over time, somewhat-obsessively making sure I have my keys and my phone before I close the car door!

the
the

@smokey I had always been happy with old-fashioned keys until we got our Leaf. Now I can unlock the car, start it, and lock it when I leave with my key ever leaving my pocket. And also now, I want the same thing for our front door!

jeremycherfas
jeremycherfas

@rosemaryorchard Ah yes, apartments.

smokey
smokey

@the I can see the utility in that. My parents have one of those sorts of car keys, and I think my mother keeps her key somewhere in her purse 100% of the time.

rosemaryorchard
rosemaryorchard

@smokey Theoretically I could have gone to get the key from my boyfriend, and I could have gone to work. However both of them are about half an hour away, and my boyfriend could leave in just under that resulting in getting into the apartment faster. Though I don't have spare keys at work, these are "special" keys and getting them cut is a nightmare!

DrOct
DrOct

@smokey @macgenie @rosemaryorchard - This kind of confusion is why I don't have separate sets of keys. I know myself well enough to know that if I had two sets of keys to worry about I would 100% get them mixed up or lose one of them on a regular basis. My friends make fun of me for having so many things on my key rings but I know if I don't just carry them all together with me all the time I'd be in trouble. A lot.

smokey
smokey

@rosemaryorchard Good that you had options—especially one that didn’t involve you lugging groceries across town :-)

(One of our buildings has “special” keys, too, and the locksmith always charges my dad about 4x the price of a regular key when he needs to get a new one made!)

smokey
smokey

@DrOct I used to carry just one set, but as I kept getting more and more keys, I could never find the one I was looking for, so I had to switch to two sets, with the work set being 2 connected rings to help out some with the “finding the right key” part. My dad has about 4 sets, and he often is without the set he needs, so I can see the argument for/appeal of a single set (on the other hand, when he loses a set—always temporarily, thankfully—he only loses 1 of 4, so that’s the other trade-off ;-) ). // @macgenie @rosemaryorchard

DrOct
DrOct

@smokey All of these things make sense, I have several rings on my set to separate keys for different purposes, but there could come a point where it'd be too much. Luckily I rarely lose my keys (in part because I jus thave the one set and it's always in the same pocket and never goes anywhere other than that pocket).