Locked in. Locked out. Locked up



“I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.”  —- Elayne Boosler

A locked door serves many utilitarian purposes. Some keep people out. Others keep people in (especially young energetic students). Others still keep less desirable people locked up and away from civilized society. Whatever their function locked doors do tend to frustrate people to no end. But without them the outside would soon trickle in and contaminate the inside. Such is life.

We have all experienced at one time or another the embarrassment and the frustration of having locked ourselves out of our vehicles, homes , lockers at school or work and our computers because we have momentarily forgotten our personalized passwords.

Initial reactions of rage and disgust as we mentally kick ourselves for being so careless are then replaced with feelings of humility and helplessness. We look for some inner guidance or a knowledgeable third-party to help us out of this dilemma.

The experience of being locked out of something presents us with a unique learning experience. We promise ourselves that we will not make the same mistake again at least until the next time.

Afterall ,we are all only human. We have enough on our plates to remember and if we do forget so what. It’s no big deal.



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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

2 Comments on Locked in. Locked out. Locked up

  1. I have locked myself out of my car. I only had one key and had to spend a couple hours getting it unlocked. Thanks to the help of a young, tall and thin co-worker, we were able to get the keys. I dropped the keys on the car floor between the seats without realizing it. Sometimes, the lock out just happens. I do see that I have developed a habit of making sure my keys are in my hand before I lock and close the car door. What’s interesting though is this. I thought about getting a second key (and will do eventually) to put in my purse. However, most of the time my purse is in the car (being a driver) so what happens if I lock the keys in the car with the second key being in my purse in the car? Lol…life’s dilemmas. This was a fun post to read for me.

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    • Good morning> I am glad you enjoyed the post. I have the same dilemma. Where do I keep that extra set of keys? One person I know hides the key in the wheel well of the car. This way it is neither in the car or the house. Just make sure you protect this key as it will be exposed to the elements. Thank you for writing. Have an enjoyable week. Take care.

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