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R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
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A new fucking lock on the front door. Like a complete prick I went to let the plumber out of the building, as he needed to go and get materials to fix a pipe in the kitchen, door never closes without pulling it, but it did yesterday. Locked myself out. Locksmith comes along after I call one, can't get in the usual way due to some double latch safety feature, and now the plumber who is now being paid by the 15 minutes or so is back and waiting to get in.

Locksmith has to drill the fucking lock through, get in, remove the whole thing and fit a new one. A nice £260 for the privilege of having a door that works just like it always had done before I decided to be helpful and show the plumber to the door of the block of flats. Without doubt the most annoying spend ever.
I got locked inside (yes inside) my flat about 15 years ago - old skool lock, the key just wouldn't turn and had to get a locksmith out. £165.

Robbing bastards.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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I got locked inside (yes inside) my flat about 15 years ago - old skool lock, the key just wouldn't turn and had to get a locksmith out. £165.

Robbing bastards.
Yeah, I am 100% sure he ripped me off. But I was just in a fix where I felt no time to argue or think it through properly. Any other situation, and I'd have told him to do one.
 
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Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
30,504
6,836
Yeah, I am 100% sure he ripped me off. But I was just in a fix where I felt no time to argue or think it through properly. Any other situation, and I'd have told him to do one.
Yeah, I am 100% sure he ripped me off. But I was just in a fix where I felt no time to argue or think it through properly. Any other situation, and I'd have told him to do one.
My mate lost his keys when I was living in the Netherlands a couple of years ago €230.

When I locked myself in the flat the headteacher of the school I was working at (it was a school day and I was late) told me to climb out of the window - ground floor flat - and leave the front window open so I could get to school. I nearly smacked her head in for that ridiculous suggestion.
 
May 16, 2013
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I had to phone in work on one of the busiest days of they year becuase my GF locked me in the flat and we lost the spare key
“ sorry cant come to work today, im locked in the flat”
Twas good though finally sat and did the BF4 campaign from start to finish
 
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May 25, 2013
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I got locked inside (yes inside) my flat about 15 years ago - old skool lock, the key just wouldn't turn and had to get a locksmith out. £165.

Robbing bastards.
Yeah, I am 100% sure he ripped me off. But I was just in a fix where I felt no time to argue or think it through properly. Any other situation, and I'd have told him to do one.
I knew a guy once who was a master locksmith with his own business. He would have been absolutely rolling in it. Granted he worked some crazy hours sometimes, call outs at 3am and such, but he also took time off when he wanted and charged whatever he wanted as well. He was also one of the cheapest people I've ever met. A penny pinching miser of the highest degree.
 
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Jun 4, 2012
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I knew a guy once who was a master locksmith with his own business. He would have been absolutely rolling in it. Granted he worked some crazy hours sometimes, call outs at 3am and such, but he also took time off when he wanted and charged whatever he wanted as well. He was also one of the cheapest people I've ever met. A penny pinching miser of the highest degree.
It wasn't @mandela was it?
 
Jun 4, 2012
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This is actually an affliction, man.

My right football boot burst at the laces so I bought a new pair (sexy bastards, above). When the new pair arrived I went to throw my old ones out but I struggled with the left boot, holding it above the bin thinking "there's actually nothing wrong with this one".

:(
:lol:
 
Nov 9, 2014
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A new fucking lock on the front door. Like a complete prick I went to let the plumber out of the building, as he needed to go and get materials to fix a pipe in the kitchen, door never closes without pulling it, but it did yesterday. Locked myself out. Locksmith comes along after I call one, can't get in the usual way due to some double latch safety feature, and now the plumber who is now being paid by the 15 minutes or so is back and waiting to get in.

Locksmith has to drill the fucking lock through, get in, remove the whole thing and fit a new one. A nice £260 for the privilege of having a door that works just like it always had done before I decided to be helpful and show the plumber to the door of the block of flats. Without doubt the most annoying spend ever.
This guy I went to uni in, he lost his keys once, problem is he lived in a apartment building in London where it took 4 keys to get into his place after a certain time

Luckily he never bothered locking his front door fully so only had to pay for 3 cost 580ish or something can't remember exact it was high 500's
 
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Jun 4, 2012
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This guy I went to uni in, he lost his keys once, problem is he lived in a apartment building in London where it took 4 keys to get into his place after a certain time

Luckily he never bothered locking his front door fully so only had to pay for 3 cost 580ish or something can't remember exact it was high 500's
Fucking grim.
 

Trail

R.I.P. Joe Rein
May 24, 2013
30,504
6,836
This guy I went to uni in, he lost his keys once, problem is he lived in a apartment building in London where it took 4 keys to get into his place after a certain time

Luckily he never bothered locking his front door fully so only had to pay for 3 cost 580ish or something can't remember exact it was high 500's
Jesus.

I missed my way in life. Should have been a locksmith.