||[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.
Have you been released yet?
No, the locksmith's still 20 minutes away.
Can I sue anyone? :)
i don't live far away. will drop supplies through your letterbox if needed.
No need - I'm free now, the locksmith's just changing the lock.
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...
yay! hopefully you can charge the landlord (if yer renting) the locksmith's fee? that can't be pretty on a Sunday...
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.
Hang on, you need a key to leave the house? That's novel.
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.
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.
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?
Yeah same bloke. I shall ask him.
Glad he managed to free you, and that you weren't made to look like a tw@t ;)