Tuesday, March 13, 2007


If possible, keep all the keys you need on one ring.

Regularly check your keyring's contents, and remove the ones you don't need.

Have backups of all your important keys, hidden in a safe place, or better still, with friends who live nearby.

Keep your keys in the same place all the time. I have a clip on my laptop bag for them.

Don't leave them on the ledge by the front door window. Bad people know people leave them there. The keys also give the bad people access to a courtesy getaway vehicle.

Oh, and if you are by yourself in a house, and leave the house to put stuff in the bin, take your keys with you. It is a little known fact that all front doors have a 'self-close when the house is empty and the last person to leave hasn't got any keys on them' function (SCWTHIEATLPTLHGAKOT™). And, yes, it has happened to me. Twice.


Antony Billington said...

It is a slightly lesser-known fact that the SCWTHIEATLPTLHGAKOT function seems especially operative when the person in question is in their night-time attire and has bare feet... This often happens, apparently, when rushing to put out the bin bags just before they are about to be collected by the friendly local refuse collectors...

brett jordan said...

A couple of people have informed me that hotel doors also exhibit this tendency, with the 'closing' tendency' being inversely proportional to the amount of clothing worn by the keyless victim