So the spouse and I wandered into our local Home Depot this weekend to get some picture hangers. Up near the front of the store was a large safe–probably 6’ high and about 2’ deep, with one partition in the middle and a big keypad lock. On the front of the safe was taped a piece of paper which read “Try Me! Combination 123456”
The safe was currently open. I tried it, and sure enough the combination worked.
However, my mind immediately started going to dark places: the interior of the safe was easily big enough for a small child to fit into. Presumably the employees of the store all know the combination, but as anyone who’s been to a Home Depot knows, sometimes they’re pretty hard to get hold of. What if a couple of kids were playing around, and one locked the other one in the safe–and thought it would be a great joke to take the paper with the combination? Okay, so admittedly most kids (or adults) wouldn’t do this, but there are bad eggs in this world. I just think it’s a really bad idea to leave something like this open and available to the public (including kids). I know the chances of anything happening are slim, since a kid small enough to fit into the safe would probably be supervised by an adult, but…yeah.
Just me, or does anyone else agree?