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Have you ever been locked out of your home?

62 replies

AmbsPhillps · 19/09/2020 23:11

I have , when I was about 10 , my parents hadn't came back yet and my brother wasn't back from school yet and so I was waiting about 15 minutes to get in.

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purpleme12 · 19/09/2020 23:14

Yes. I'm guessing most people would have been at one point in their life

Fifthtimelucky · 19/09/2020 23:23

Yes. Once came home from work early to find I didn't have my house key. Had to wait a couple of hours for my husband to get home.

Fortunately it was summer and fine weather, so I just sat in the back garden and read.

We now have a key safe!

Rebelwithallthecause · 19/09/2020 23:24

Yes - most of the time I would break in

Now I live somewhere with much higher security so have had to have double glazers out to help me in

Last time I was stuck outside with a baby in the snow for about an hour while I waited

Luckily I had my car to sit in

CarelessSquid07A · 19/09/2020 23:25

Yes my Mum often locked us out when I was a teen.

I learnt to break in. Never used the skill since lol

Honeybobbin · 19/09/2020 23:26

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redlockscelt · 19/09/2020 23:29

Only when I annoyed my boyfriend.

Davros · 19/09/2020 23:30

I got locked in once. DH went out and turned the front door key so I couldn't unlock it from inside. I was on the top floor (4th?) of a big Victorian house. Luckily there was a bus stop outside so there were people around and I shouted out and chucked my key down and one let me out!!!!!!!! I hope they didn't miss their bus.

Frownette · 19/09/2020 23:31

Yes, neighbour caught me a bit distressed and then took me into his house and promply went off leaving me with his 11 year old daughter whom I'd never met before.

I had no idea what to talk to her about and when I left because my partner was back she said "that was fun" and I thought "really...?"

I wrote them a thank you card.

MuchTooTired · 19/09/2020 23:32

Yes, a few times. Worst one was as a teenager whilst all adults were on holiday - I alarmed the house, shut the door and went to lock the bottom lock to discover I’d left the keys indoors.

Cost me £40 (at the time I was earning £40 a week) best part of 20 years ago. Never told my parents.

WishIWasSomewhereElse · 19/09/2020 23:40

When my son was 2 he locked me outside, when I was putting out the washing. There was a key in the lock and he clicked it.

It was before mobiles were really a 'thing' and despite asking my neighbour for help, I was the only one in, who had a landline. Eventually he managed to unlock it, with a bit of cajoling (and promise of chocolate).

My grandparent's had a funny design in their bungalow, where their kitchen had a lock on the outside (so you could lock the kitchen door at night, and no one could enter the rest of the bungalow), and my son, again, locked us in the kitchen, whilst he roamed around the rest of the bungalow. Luckily my sister came round, and was able to get into the bungalow from their front door, and unlock us (again no mobile, and their landline was in the hall).

My own stupidity, about 5 years ago - I was putting out recycling, with bare feet, and the wind shut me out. It was just before I had to pick up DD from pre-school and dad taking DD to my parent's house, while I helped DH at work.

I had to walk into her pre-school, barefoot (yes, I did get some odd looks), and then get my dad to get DH's key, so I could into the house, get some shoes and my phone!

Frownette · 19/09/2020 23:46

Actually that was terrible when I was stuck with neighbour's 11 year old daughter because she was talking about Karen Gillan (from doctor who) and I just automatically said wasn't she in a hotel naked in a corridor recently? It was in the news. Then felt really inappropriate.

I couldn't wait to escape after that when partner got back and could let me in.

TheWristBoundLatexBitch · 19/09/2020 23:51

I've broke into two houses.

A school friend who was locked out and family not back for ages.

And my own house first thing in the morning with a newborn! After the school run for other children.

Being small has its perks!

BackforGood · 19/09/2020 23:51

Of course.
Surely most people have gone out without their key at some point ?

Itsnotalwaysme · 20/09/2020 00:02

Yes. My neighbour filled my lock with bluetac while I was out because he was a horrible disgusting old man and he hated me. I was 19 and terrified

minipie · 20/09/2020 00:08

Sure, I’ve left my keys at home about 3 times in the past year. Not clever but luckily I have 2 keyholders who live close.

Frownette · 20/09/2020 00:11


Yes. My neighbour filled my lock with bluetac while I was out because he was a horrible disgusting old man and he hated me. I was 19 and terrified

God, what an awful thing to do
ElizabethinherGermanGarden · 20/09/2020 00:12

Yes, once when I was due to go on holiday, I couldn't find my passport. I went out to the car to look (keys on a separate key ring) and the door shut behind me. I was outside with no shoes on with no keys and no passport and no luggage in the middle of a weekday with about an hour to go before I had to leave for the airport. My housemate, who at the time I thought was quite mad but I now realise was just not as uptight as I was at the time, came home from work to let me in. We've lost touch, but I often think of that kindness when she came to the rescue.

lillylemons · 20/09/2020 00:13

Not been locked out, but did get locked in once don't even know how it happened but the turning mechanism on the door would not turn.

DipSwimSwoosh · 20/09/2020 00:17

Yes with a 10 week old baby inside. I had gone to put the bins out and a gust of wind shut the door. Yale lock. I ran up to the nearest big bloke and asked him to knock my door down. He did. I fitted a new lock that evening. All fine.

ladybird69 · 20/09/2020 00:21

Yes my narcsrsistic (sp) psychopath filled all locks with super glue whilst we were going through the divorce. I had to sleep at friends until locksmith came the following morning. Locksmith truly worried about me bless him and fitted security cameras that I paid him back when I could.

notangelinajolie · 20/09/2020 00:29

All the time. I'm always forgetting my key Blush

RaingodsWithZippos · 20/09/2020 00:36

Quite a few times, DS used to have a habit of leaving his keys in the door and then going to bed (shift worker) so I couldn't get in or make him hear me. Once got locked out after DH got roaring drunk and DS was a few months old, he had locked the door and left the key in so DSS and me walked to DH's ex wife's workplace with DS in the car seat (pram was in the house along with the changing bag), and ended up staying at her house. She went to Tesco for milk and nappies. When DH sobered up and found out what had happened he was so upset with himself. He had been to a funeral of a close relative and got pissed because he was grieving. It never happened again.

FenceFuckery · 20/09/2020 01:02

I got locked out heaps as a kid. Always my own fault of forgetting to take a key - got really good at breaking in!

Now we have keyless entry to our house. It’s so good being able to just shut the door and not worry about it, and the kids will never be locked out either.

willowmelangell · 20/09/2020 09:30

4 times.
One time I was wearing a robe and slippers. Not another stitch.
Upstairs flat tenant phoned my Estate Agency who refused to come out. Then he offered to climb in my open, top window to open up from inside. I could have kissed him I was so grateful!

Waxonwaxoff0 · 20/09/2020 09:44

Yes. I had a Yale lock at my old place and just swung the door shut nor realising I'd left the key in the other side. Luckily my mum had a spare key but I had to wait until she finished work to bring it over.

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