Don't Forget Your Keys!

Don't Forget Your Keys!

Jason Loper
Aug 27, 2010

The front door of my apartment locks automatically when it closes so I am hyper-focused on never leaving the house without my keys. I guess you could say once bitten, twice shy.

Years ago, in a previous apartment with a door that also locked on its own, I stepped out of my apartment and as soon as the door slammed closed behind me that I realized my mistake. Of course, I jiggled the handle a few times but I knew the truth immediately. I was locked out. The worst part? I was in stocking feet, I had a pie in the oven, and I was expecting guests in about an hour!

After that experience I vowed to never lock myself out again. To help with this, I now keep my keys in an obvious spot by the front door. Hanging the keys on the same hook where I hang my bag, in direct view from the front door, has kept me from making that mistake again.

Of course, this may not be as much of a concern for someone who lives in a house or apartment with a door that doesn't lock on its own. Still, losing or forgetting your keys can be a pain in the neck, especially when running late.

Do you have a specific place where you keep your keys?

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