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#824635 - Tue Sep 18 2012 09:31 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: C30]
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I play trivia once a week with a group of friends. One night we were trying to think of TV shows set in Boston. One friend turned to us saying "Where was "LA Law" set? After pausing for a moment in stunned silence, two of us said... L.A.!!
Another friend of mine asked me "Hey, you know Bill and Ben, the flowerpot men? Did they have names?" I paused a moment to make sure I'd heard correctly and then said "Yeah...Bill...and Ben."
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#826037 - Sun Sep 23 2012 01:51 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Tizzabelle]
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This morning I walked over to my shower chair, sat down, and felt a crusty washcloth behind me. “That needs to be thrown away,” I said out loud to myself, and burst out laughing, realizing immediately what I’d meant.
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#827247 - Thu Sep 27 2012 08:17 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Jazmee27]
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I just made myself a mug of tea then attempted to put the kettle in the fridge instead of putting the milk in there. frown

Worse still, yesterday I was walking from the bank to a shop and mentally going over what I needed to buy, then realised that I was actually saying it aloud! Mad old woman talking to herself. frown
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#827280 - Thu Sep 27 2012 09:25 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: sue943]
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I can't beat some of these, but about two years ago, I quickly needed something from the local DIY store to finish a project, so I grabbed my purse, patted my jeans pockets to make sure the keys were in there, went outside and proceeded to lock the door...

...with the tape measure. Oops. So much for the "keys"...

(It was eventually solved without an emergency locksmith. The path back inside involved a partially open bathroom window and a neighbor's kid small enough to fit through it. "Do you have your tape measure?" is now a rather common saying in more than one family around here.)


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#827308 - Thu Sep 27 2012 10:14 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Dear Wes

I have locked myself out before. I recommend getting a spare key and hiding it in one of several devices that you can buy. One looks like a rock and has a hollowed out base, one looks like a lawn sprinkler, one looks like a frog and so on. They are handy and well hidden.

I especially like one on Amazon that looks like a Garden Bunny.

Al

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#827311 - Thu Sep 27 2012 10:18 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: einsteinII]
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Except that Burglary 101 includes a credit on "identifying key-hiding places and devices" that very quickly renders those a serious risk smile

I'm happy with a neighbor having a key for usual fits of forgetfulness, unfortunately they weren't at home that day...
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#827313 - Thu Sep 27 2012 10:24 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: WesleyCrusher]
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Al, it would be as well to check your home insurance policy, it could be that it would be invalid if you left a key hidden as you suggest. As Wesley says, leave one with a neighbour, or as I do, one with each of two neighbours.
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#827329 - Thu Sep 27 2012 10:40 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: sue943]
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I am a simple man, heavily accented on simple. If you can't trust a bunny, how can you trust your neighbors? Just kidding, your points are well taken.

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#827340 - Thu Sep 27 2012 10:58 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: einsteinII]
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Well to add to the discussion, such as it is, some insurance companies will cover non-forced entry into your home, ie a hidden key. Whether burglars know all the tricks, I don't know but if you bury a key, for instance, they would have to be pretty lucky burglars. It is a valid suggestion for some people, particularly if they don't know their neighbors all that well. My daughter cut her hand badly breaking into her apartment having lost her key. Better she would have taken the chance, I think.

"Note below for a sampled holiday home insurer in the UK.

No unoccupancy restrictions or security requirements
*Note: For UK holiday homes certain conditions and exclusions apply during the period of 1st November through until 31st March, please view the UK holiday home insurance section of our website.
Full theft insurance - including theft by guests and non-forced entry
Includes specialist insurance for holiday lets - including employers & public liability insurance, loss of rent and accidental damage to contents
14 day money back guarantee
Established in 1984 - Schofields have a proven track record as holiday homes insurance experts with vast claims experience
Arranged with certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, one of the world's leading insurers - exclusively for Schofields."

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#827362 - Thu Sep 27 2012 12:00 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: einsteinII]
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That is not the advice given by insuracne companies insuring homes, rather than holiday homes which will be different.

This is a quote from one...

Home Insurance and the Hidden Key

Are you one of the 27% of homeowners that hide a key somewhere outside their home to ensure that, should they lose their key or get locked out of their home, they are able to get back in? If you are then you are not only leaving yourself open to opportunists but you are also looking at a refusal of a home insurance claim and elevated premiums in the future.

Hiding a key has long been something that many individuals have done for peace of mind but thieves are now exploiting this by checking under pots, on ledges and all the other usual areas that homeowners hide a key in. If someone breaks into your own home as a result of finding a key then you could be deemed at fault because you have faclitated the crime. Do not expect too many insurers to pay out if this is the case but they can legally raise your premiums because of your admission of recklessness.

The moral of the story – move the key!
.................

I would add that I have never heard of Schofields.


Edited by sue943 (Thu Sep 27 2012 12:02 PM)
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#827372 - Thu Sep 27 2012 12:33 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: sue943]
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I raise the white flag of surrender and lay on my back like a spanked puppy. Leaving your window unlocked at night to catch a breeze could be construed as the same inattention to the possibility of burglary. Does every house have to have iron bars and an alarm system and motion detectors to be deemed adequately burglar proof? It's a sad world we live in where we live in fear and march to the tune of our insurance companies.

Fortunately I am a happy-go-lucky guy. What me worry?

Al

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#827390 - Thu Sep 27 2012 01:27 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: einsteinII]
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Or you could be like me. When I was a young teen and not always thinking straight **snicker**, I went to a friends house while my parents were away, locked up the house like I'd been taught, but then left a note on the front door. "Mom, went to Linda's house. Key is under the door mat".


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#829254 - Wed Oct 03 2012 10:36 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: ClaraSue]
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Al—what happens if you forget where the key is buried? Just saying.
My key chain is on a strap, so it goes on my wrist. I actually have three ikeys—and I’d have to pay some outrageous amount to get extra copies. The only times the keys have been outside the building were those times Mom had them for one reason or another. (I have thought of buying an extra copy, but each time the cost stops me.)
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#829256 - Wed Oct 03 2012 10:37 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Jazmee27]
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Years ago, I locked myself and Mom out of our apartment because I locked the screen door (it was one of those screens with a lock and no key).
Mom was wearing a dress that day, and had to approach a neighbor to ask if he’d help her get in the apartment (actually, what she wondered was whether he had a ladder. He did, but refused to allow her to climb due to her being in a dress. In the end, he climbed that ladder, “broke in” to our apartment—in other words, went in through the window—and unlocked the door).
Mom likes to tell that story, “of when we met our neighbors Tony and Toni.”
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#829283 - Thu Oct 04 2012 03:35 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Jazmee27]
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Originally Posted By: Jazmee27
Years ago, I locked myself and Mom out of our apartment because I locked the screen door (it was one of those screens with a lock and no key).


haha, you've made me think of a similar story.
Years ago Mum went out and reminded us NOT to lock the front door as she wasn't taking her keys. Okay okay okay, we won't lock the door. Before we went to bed we checked the door and it wasn't locked but we had forgotten about the screen door. ooops.
She had no money and no keys, we (us kids) were asleep upstairs and in her attempts to wake us she actually woke one of the neighbours. She went to the nearest phone box ad pleaded with the operator to ring us and tell us to unlock the door. Nothing worked and she ended up sleeping in the car for the night. Ooops again.
We had to tiptoe around the house for that day wink

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#829458 - Thu Oct 04 2012 03:11 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: ClaraSue]
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Originally Posted By: ClaraSue
Or you could be like me. When I was a young teen and not always thinking straight **snicker**, I went to a friends house while my parents were away, locked up the house like I'd been taught, but then left a note on the front door. "Mom, went to Linda's house. Key is under the door mat".


grin Love it!

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#831236 - Sat Oct 13 2012 09:15 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Chavs]
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This morning, pulled out the jar of peanut butter to spread some on toast--only, it was a can of soup!

I realized a split second before I had a soup sandwich smile
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#831266 - Sat Oct 13 2012 11:48 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: einsteinII]
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Sometimes I ask where my purse is and then see myself holding it.
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#831786 - Mon Oct 15 2012 05:08 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: authorspalace]
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One time my TSS (Therapeutic Support Staff) and I were having a class and she looked at the time and said "Oh, 10:10--oh, we have plenty of time!" I looked at her and said, "I'm late." (This was during high school, in ninth or tenth grade, and I had applied bio/chem around 10 AM).

To this day I can't make note of the time 10:10 (morning or evenigng) without laughing.
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#834258 - Fri Oct 26 2012 12:26 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Jazmee27]
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I was checking my pencil case for my signature guide, sure that I must have put it with my pens (where it should be). First check, nothing. Second check, nada. Third, and final check, zilch...

Sometime later, found it in my walker bag (where it used to be). Seems I forgot to move the guide with the other stuff ! [For those who don't know, the "guide" is a piece of plastic (oops, I meant two pieces--that's what I get for writing early in the morning) with space in the center that helps me tell where I should write my signature--I mostly only use it anymore for the rent check or the occasional official document. (Like the paperwork I had to fill out in order to renew my non-driver's license ID.) Without it I have a tendency to "go uphill" or sometimes down--a problem if there is writing there frown or, the other thing that happens, if I don't use the guide, I get so self-conscious that I write my letters on top of each other frown ]
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#834290 - Fri Oct 26 2012 02:22 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Jazmee27]
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Writing Jubeliah-Orphella Quincefilmartin (JOQ) would take a guide for anyone's penmanship. Have you considered shortening it to Dinky Snickledoodle?
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#834401 - Fri Oct 26 2012 02:13 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: mehaul]
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**That's the hardest I laughed all week* smile
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#836249 - Fri Nov 02 2012 08:14 PM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: einsteinII]
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I recently updated my checkbook, and I had to subtract the numbers in my head because my calculator no longer works (no good can come from that). Add to that the fact that it was late andI was tired...and you have a recipe for one funny incident.

I later called Mom to check my figuring.

The equation was: 709.63-161

My answer... 549.63.

After she gently corrected my numbers, I thanked Mom and hung up. For a few seconds I just sat there thinking, "How did she get 8 from--" And that's when it hit me--and I burst out laughing!

I've never been particularly good at mental subtraction--but that took the cake smile I was even writing steps on the computer (something I haven't done since I was forced to take that math class in college)
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#836285 - Sat Nov 03 2012 03:50 AM Re: So tired she forgot [Re: Jazmee27]
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You must have been absent on the "Nine Minus..." day in school. I have trouble with the "Eight Times..." because that's when I was out with the Mumps. I picked up some of it from the quiz the teacher gave.
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