As I was working on a project in my living room last night, I heard a knock on my window. I opened my front door to find a (wonderful, Good Samaritan) stranger who pointed out that I had left my keys in the lock. Unfortunately, it wasn't the first time.
I've left my keys in the door on two or three other occasions — always when I have been juggling multiple bags or, as this time, walking my two dogs. In what is a great reflection on my neighborhood (which, I'll point out, is in Baltimore), a neighbor or stranger has alerted me to my potentially dangerous thoughtlessness each time.
A few years ago, I used to lose my keys regularly, but a key rack corrected that bad habit. While I do have a home security system, I know I really need to stop this pattern.
What is or was your bad habit, and how have you worked to fix it?