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April 8th, 2006

Oops, I left it open

Last night our neighbors almost left their garage door open overnight for the second time. The first time was, coincidentally, the same night their daughter decided to crawl out of her room and downstairs in the middle of the night. This time, we called them and let them know.

In our old townhouse one night, I left my keys in the door. I remember waking up in the morning counting my blessings that no one had taken the easy route and walked right in during the night.

Have you ever done anything like this? Left the front door open and the dog escaped or left the thermonuclear generator in the garage running all night, unattended?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 2:14:59 pm
In our old apartment, I was notorious for leaving my keys right in the front door and going to sleep. Anyone who wanted my apartment and car could of had it whenever they wanted.

Needless to say, I'm a very lucky man.

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 2:34:04 pm
We've left our garage door open all night in this house. Twice. Never been a problem. I love this neighborhood.

DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 4:43:40 pm
We've left the garage door open at least a dozen nights - never had a problem.

FROM: Steve A
DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 5:39:49 pm
When I lived in an apartment in Virginia Beach, VA, I noticed my neighbor across the landing had left her keys in the door. I knocked on her door to tell her. From her reaction you would have thought I was trying to break in and rape her. She left her keys there several times afterwards. I never told her again.


FROM: Monica
DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 7:14:39 pm
one muggy summer night the front door to my apartment wasn't closed all the way, and a bit of wind (or cat, who knows) opened it up. I woke up around 3:30 am to a weird light in my apartment, wondered where it was coming from, found it was from the hallway. One cat was gone. One cat was in the living room.

The main door into the building had been propped open for ventilation.

I ran outside and called for the missing cat, then sat down and started crying. I called him again, heard a pert "mrow!" and there he was!

I was VERY lucky. I guess that's the Midwest for you.

FROM: Aanen
DATE: Saturday April 8, 2006 -- 8:52:42 pm
I left my keys in the front door to our house. I didn't realize it until I went to unlock my desk at work. Had to go back home and get them.

We've also left the garage door open, which is not a good thing especially with the cars. Good thing our neighborhood is pretty safe.

FROM: jk
DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 12:11:00 am
When I lived in a townhouse, you had to pull the front door shut until it clicked. One day I must not have pulled it hard enough because the wind blew it open while I was at work. It was freeeeezing inside, and the heat was running like mad to try to overcome the 20-degree temps outside.

I immediately ran nextdoor and had my neighbor walk through the entire house with me to make sure no one was hiding in a closet or in the basement. Everything was fine!

In college when I lived in the dorms, my friend Darlene was notorious for falling asleep in her single dorm room while she was studying. She was not a night-owl, so if I saw her light was still on at midnight, I would walk in, take her key, lock the door and slide her key under the door for her. This happened many many times. There were so many warnings about keeping your door locked at night....many on-campus attacks. I called her my "narcoleptic friend" because she would fall asleep after drinking Jolt Cola. She also once fell asleep at a very loud nightclub; that's another Ping.

FROM: Larry
DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 10:16:38 am
I have done the same thing more than once! I would wake up and searchall over the house for my keys, getting all pissed off! I am such a Dumb Ass!

FROM: John [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 10:58:40 am
Couldn't find my hat, searched up and low. Till a friend points to my head.

FROM: John [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 11:00:05 am
Point may have been lost in post above - keys, whatever, I miss the obvious everytime.

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