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Ski the Soo
08-19-2001, 07:38 PM
(I guess there was a thread like this that MEBuckner asked to have deleted. But I can't imagine why. If you know people here you don't want to learn about your key, for heaven's sake don't tell it.)

I got tired of my magnetic hide-a-key falling off my car going over speed bumps. So now I have a copy of the car door key with most of the head ground off (by the Ace hardware guy who made it). It's just a 1/4" stick of metal, so it slides easily into the license plate frame, firmly tucked out of sight but easy enough to remove in an emergency.

I figure it has to be 10 times harder to spot by a thief than a big box with the words "Hide A Key" on it.

Colibri
08-19-2001, 07:42 PM
What's your Social Security number? How about your checking account? Are you going to be home between 8 and 10 PM tomorrow night? Would you like to buy a clue?

Ski the Soo
08-19-2001, 07:54 PM
Duh. As if I would tell you that stuff!
If you're paranoid, post where you don't have it. That will fool them. Fool all of them who peek out at you from behind the website curtains. ;)

OpalCat
08-19-2001, 07:58 PM
I don't have a hide-a-key. I don't even have a spare key. I guess this makes me kinda stupid...heh.

Colibri
08-19-2001, 07:58 PM
Forget about my first three questions. I just want you to answer the last one.

astro
08-19-2001, 08:04 PM
I hacksawed the oblong gripping end off a copy of my car key so now all I have is this skinny 2 inch long flat 1/4 wide bar of metal (the business end of the key) with about 1/2 sticking out after I put in the lock. [b]Very]/b] difficult to turn without oblong end to grip for leverage but I can just do it. I keep in my wallet as it takes up almost no room. Has saved my ass several times.

Shera
08-19-2001, 08:07 PM
I keep my hide-a-key across the River of Diseption under the door mat of a small shack on top of the Mountain Fire and Fury, which is protected by the Invincible Dragon of Death.

If anyone goes through the trouble to get it, they can keep my crappy car.:D

thinksnow
08-19-2001, 08:07 PM
Like the watch in Pulp Fiction, I keep my spare key in my ass. Never needed it, butt it's always there if I do. I've gone through a ton of KY stuffing it up there every morning, too, but, whoa, <shiver> it's worth it.

Colibri
08-19-2001, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by thinksnow
Like the watch in Pulp Fiction, I keep my spare key in my ass. Never needed it, butt it's always there if I do. I've gone through a ton of KY stuffing it up there every morning, too, but, whoa, <shiver> it's worth it.

Wouldn't the KY kind of screw up the ignition if you ever did have to use it (not to mention whatever else was on the key? (Also a bit difficult to retrieve if parked on the street, especially in wintertime.)

Waverly
08-19-2001, 08:25 PM
I don’t use a hide a key, I keep my door unlocked all the time at my 221B Baker St. address. This makes it easier for my coworker Joe’s wife, who I’m having an affair with, to come and go as she pleases. However, since I traffic in narcotics, I need to keep cash and credit cards safe, so I had them in the lettuce crisper in the fridge.

I hope I’m not sharing too much. I can always email a mod and have this stricken if I think better of it later…

Waverly
08-19-2001, 08:29 PM
Point and laugh at my typo:o

Anyone know a good way to dispose of a body? I hid one about a month ago, but nearly got caught.

Enderw24
08-19-2001, 09:40 PM
I have no clue where it is. I mean, it's called a Hide-a-key! If I knew where it was, it wouldn't be called a hide-a-key, now would it?

kinoons
08-19-2001, 09:43 PM
its right next to that plastic rock with a barcode on it....oh wait...

Sasquatch!
08-19-2001, 09:44 PM
I own a Jeep Wrangler with a soft top, so basically anyone can just unzip the windows and get it, and the ignition isn't exactly impossible to pick. But don't worry, I WILL find you.

As far as the house goes, throw a brick through the damn window if you want into the house that badly. Although, be warned that this will be greeting you when you enter:
http://sasquatchsjunk.virtualave.net/avedis_sitting.jpg

Saint Zero
08-19-2001, 10:15 PM
I keep the key to the house in a box on the collar of my pet hell-hound Bubbles. I think he's rabid. And he keeps eating through the chains, the fence, cars that stay parked too long....

I hear the neighbors are still looking for a cat named "Fluffy"...

1kBR Kid
08-19-2001, 10:18 PM
I don'thave a Hide-A-Key. I don't lose keys.

Ann Onimous
08-19-2001, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by thinksnow
Like the watch in Pulp Fiction, I keep my spare key in my ass. Never needed it, butt it's always there if I do. I've gone through a ton of KY stuffing it up there every morning, too, but, whoa, <shiver> it's worth it.

A ton of Kentucky? Ye Gods, that has to smart!

(Also makes me glad I don't live there anymore!)

:D

Lynn Bodoni
08-19-2001, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Sasquatch!
As far as the house goes, throw a brick through the damn window if you want into the house that badly. Although, be warned that this will be greeting you when you enter:
http://sasquatchsjunk.virtualave.net/avedis_sitting.jpg

Well, now we know Sasquatch's answer to the question "Boxers or briefs?"

tomndebb
08-19-2001, 11:27 PM
Although, be warned that this will be greeting you when you enter:No problem. I'll just shove Chloe through the window ahead of me. (I've never met a Boxer that wasn't enamored of another Boxer; they'll spend the whole evening "chatting" each other up.)

Bad News Baboon
08-20-2001, 01:22 AM
I saw a hide-a-key once in the shape of a dog turd.
It was very realistic.

who'd think to pick that up?

Pammipoo
08-20-2001, 01:33 AM
I've lost 4 of those damned magnetic boxes over the past 2 years. I gave up on that, and now keep all of my spare keys in places where I'm most likely to be. I have a set hidden in the back of the safe at work, 2 sets at home, a set at Scott's house, and a set in my glove compartment. I've yet to discover the point of keeping them locked inside my car though...a lot of good that will do me....

chique
08-20-2001, 01:54 AM
My parents, for a very long time, had a nail about four feet to the right of the front door from which they hung the key to said door. I don't know why they even had a key, let alone a key hanging THERE - the only time the front door was ever locked is when they were gone overnight or for a weekend.

My grandparents, when out for the night, were religious about locking the front door...despite the fact the door could be unlocked by turning the knob rapidly back and forth, was made of glass, and the front and rear patio doors were rarely (if ever) locked.

As to keeping a spare set of keys around...I have AAA to get me out of my fixes, which are MUCH less common now. At one time I was CONSTANTLY locking my keys in my car, usually occuring after my vacations home. I'd return to DC or Miami or Honolulu and leave my keys in my ignition (like I do when I go home) and lock my doors (like I do when I live in DC or Miami) :eek:

Eliahna
08-20-2001, 03:07 AM
My Grandfather (when he used to drive) had about 15 keys hidden all over his car. He drilled all these little holes in the underside of his car, fitted little hooks in them, and hung the keys off them. We were very concerned by the one ON HIS FUELTANK.

Grandfather doesn't drive anymore.

My spare key is on my father's keychain. So if I ever get locked out, I just have to walk to his house, and hope he's home....

Fern Forest
08-20-2001, 03:12 AM
I always do that joke thing. 'specticles, testicles, wallet and watch". Only I go wallet, watch, keys. I do it each and every single time I leave car, house, etc. And if that were to fail I'd cell up one of my several friends who has a set and they'd come and rescue me. I also have a lock box on my front door for those.

Having fun Sue?

FairyChatMom
08-20-2001, 07:40 AM
Best solution to the house key - we had a keypad for our garage door. As long as there was power, we could get in. It was great for our daughter - she didn't have to worry about taking her key to school. We don't have hidden car keys, and so far, it hasn't mattered... having said that, I expect within a week or so that this will come back and bite me.

The Mermaid
08-20-2001, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by thinksnow
Like the watch in Pulp Fiction, I keep my spare key in my ass. Never needed it, butt it's always there if I do. I've gone through a ton of KY stuffing it up there every morning, too, but, whoa, <shiver> it's worth it.

Dude! You never cease to amaze me with your neverending talents.

I don't know what this says about my interpersonal relationship skills but whenever someones asks me for the umpteenth time where something is they've lost, I am prone to answer "If it was up your butt you'd know"

So is it any surprise that I keep my spare house key up my gargoyle's butt? JFTR it's not some cute lil statue sitting on a slab of limestone, it's a real honest to god monster that'll take your hand off if you try to retreive it. So don't get any ideas. :D

Ski the Soo
08-20-2001, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by Bad News Baboon
I saw a hide-a-key once in the shape of a dog turd.
It was very realistic.

who'd think to pick that up? Wow! I didn't expect that one. But it wouldn't work at my house. My dad would come over and take out a baggie he keeps for his own dog, and it's end-of-key.

BunnyGirl
08-20-2001, 03:46 PM
Heaven knows we need one. Hubby left early for work one day. The one day I had walked down to the corner restaurant to meet a friend for breakfast. He left after I did and I didn't take my keys.

I ended up having to kick in the basement window (not the glass - just the window) and slither down into the basement, trying not to put my foot in the cat box or get covered with spiders. Icky. Spiders on me.

I have not, as yet, learned my lesson, cause we still don't have a key outside.

lno
08-20-2001, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Jinxie
I always do that joke thing. 'specticles, testicles, wallet and watch". Only I go wallet, watch, keys. I do it each and every single time I leave car, house, etc
I tap my pockets where I keep my wallet and keys frequently. It's gotten me a date once; the girl knew me only as "that guy who's always grabbing his ass and thigh as he walks" and eventually had to ask just what I was doing.

I'm trying to decide if it's a good or bad idea that I'm more discreet about my checks now.

Skywatcher
08-21-2001, 10:29 AM
This all reminds me of Find your Mr. T name (http://www.brunching.com/toys/mrtname.html).

lolagranola
08-21-2001, 10:51 AM
I have keys. So does my SO and my sister (who both live here). I have one loose set that usually goes in my pocket, and one spare set that attaches to my daytimer. Should all of this fail, my best friend keeps emergency spare keys at her place.

missdavis102
08-21-2001, 11:37 AM
I ain't got no spare key. And my one set, I keep in my trouser pocket. When I don't have my trousers on, I have to remember what trousers I was wearing the day before (or last time I was wearing any trousers, whatever) and check those pockets. What if I'm wearing a skirt? Your guess is as good as mine.


Hehe, I just like saying "trousers".

Fern Forest
08-21-2001, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by LNO
I'm trying to decide if it's a good or bad idea that I'm more discreet about my checks now.

Wow! Sadly I usually do mine in a completely empty hallway. Or if I'm on the bus I do it really discretely so people don't think that I think that they might be the criminal type who'd swipe it. I say do it with gusto!

Balance
08-21-2001, 02:24 PM
I keep two sets of keys, and carry them both around with me. I never take both sets out of my pocket at the same time when I'm outside my apartment unless I've accidentally locked one set up somewhere--and then I've got the spare on me.

I also carry a pick or two, just in case.

obfusciatrist
08-21-2001, 02:40 PM
Growing up (in a city) we never locked the doors to the house unless we were going to be gone for more than three days and that still wasn't very helpful because we would open a window so that the cats could get in and out.

The only reason I lock my apartment door now is that my wife would throw a fit otherwise. When I was single I never locked my apartments doors.

I've never locked myself out of my home or my car or my office or my filing cabinets.

I don't have any spare keys, let alone hide-a-keys. I've also never been burgled.