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House arrest [Sep. 21st, 2008|02:40 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I'm locked in my flat. I was about to leave just before two, and the door wouldn't unlock - the key just won't turn in the lock. I've tried WD40ing it, and it made no difference, so I'm now sitting here imprisoned until the locksmith turns up.

I fear that when he gets here, it'll just work, and I'll look like a tw@t.
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[User Picture]From: lebeautemps
2008-09-21 02:31 pm (UTC)
Have you been released yet?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-09-21 02:33 pm (UTC)
No, the locksmith's still 20 minutes away.

Can I sue anyone? :)
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[User Picture]From: lebeautemps
2008-09-21 03:07 pm (UTC)
The Law of Sod?
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[User Picture]From: harmlesskitty
2008-09-21 03:00 pm (UTC)
i don't live far away. will drop supplies through your letterbox if needed.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-09-21 03:03 pm (UTC)
No need - I'm free now, the locksmith's just changing the lock.
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[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2008-09-21 03:05 pm (UTC)
Shame - I was thinking of doing the Doug Coupland thing of finding what Flat Foods we could come up with to push under the door...
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[User Picture]From: harmlesskitty
2008-09-21 03:08 pm (UTC)
yay! hopefully you can charge the landlord (if yer renting) the locksmith's fee? that can't be pretty on a Sunday...
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-09-21 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's being billed straight to the letting agent's - they agent is my friend eyekiller and she just gave me his number. It's not a catastrophe, just a pain.
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[User Picture]From: brigbother
2008-09-21 06:57 pm (UTC)
Hang on, you need a key to leave the house? That's novel.
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[User Picture]From: brigbother
2008-09-21 06:58 pm (UTC)
And a fire hazard.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-09-22 12:07 am (UTC)
Well, I need a key to unlock the door, yes. Isn't that fairly common?

If there was a fire I could get out through a window, but it's probably not very secure to do that when I'm going out somewhere.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-09-22 11:40 am (UTC)
Most people don't chubb themselves into their flats. In common areas like your main front door you shouldn't have a chubb lock that can't be opened just using a handle rather than a key.

Is your door flush? If so I could get handybloke round to put a couple of bolts on the inside so you don't have to lock it with the key at night.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-09-22 12:22 pm (UTC)
I think it is - let me check tonight and I'll let you know. Ta.

Would this be catflap man? If so, might it be an idea to combine the jobs -would it might be cheaper?
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-09-22 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah same bloke. I shall ask him.
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[User Picture]From: freya_bean
2008-09-22 12:00 am (UTC)
Glad he managed to free you, and that you weren't made to look like a tw@t ;)
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