Friday, March 14, 2008

Technique

Actual conversation at our house:

Andy: Hey, did you know that RC knows how to lock the bathroom door?

MM: No...when did he figure that out?

Andy: He was twisting the lock with the door open while we were in there tonight.

MM: You know it's just a matter of time.

Andy: I want you to remember, when it's time to break down the door, the stairs are right behind you.

MM: Uh-huh...

Andy: So make sure you don't try to kick it down (demonstrates Kirk kick move). You'll end up at the bottom of the stairs. Instead, use your shoulder (demonstrates COPS move).

MM: Thanks for the tip.

It really is only a matter of time...

10 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

Or you could pick the lock, which I've learned to do since my kids have also recently discovered the lock.
I never even thought of breaking the door down...but good tips because the stairs would be right behind me too ;)

~ Denise said...

Yep, that is what I was gonna say. I use a bobby pin or one of those tiny little flat-head screwdrivers. They come in handy.

Kristi said...

Many of our friends turned the locks around...switched the door handles so things locked from the outside. Of course, that worked great until a friend's kid locked them in the bathroom...

Manic Mommy said...

Our house was built in the 1930s with the original door and original locks. I need to purchase a skeleton key, which I may be doing as soon as this weekend...

When we redid the bathroom and put the linen closet in there, Andy put the lock on the outside - and I thought he was a genius.

Thanks for all the suggestions. Apparently, I'm not alone.

Kristen said...

HAHAHAHAHA

(she says knowing it is only a matter of time before it comes back to bite her in the ass)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That should make for a fun post!

Sue said...

I liked the description of Andy's combat moves and also your responses. Wicked funny.

If you can't find the skeleton key, go and switch the lock to one that has a little pinhole in the front. It's very easy to pick with a bobby pin or flattened-out paper clip. Well worth the money.

Kids!

Kristi said...

My sister (mother of three...one girl and twin boys) has informed me that you can purchase plastic covers that fit right over the handles and keep the kids from turning locks AND handles. Of course, it can keep some adults from being able to do so as well...

JCK said...

Great....now you've got me worrying about something else! LOL Liked the image of your husband's demonstration.

Guess I should make sure the outside windows are unlocked from the inside and oh, yes, am grateful today for a 1 storey house.

HRH said...

When the time comes, please video whatever technique you choose for later blog posting.

 

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