Locked Out of the House

@pinklilly (3446)
Australia
November 6, 2012 8:21pm CST
I went to bring in the bins and my 19month old son was happy playing in his room. I quickly ran to go get the bins and I took them to the garage and quickly ran back to the front door and as I reached for the handle, I heard a click sound. My heart stoped and I though No... But Yes my son had seen me and came to the front door and is still rather small so can not reach it very well and accidently locked me out... I tried not to panick and tried to encourage him to unlock it, but he couldn't. I thought calmly OK what eles can I try. Then I went to a window and tried to encourage him to open it as we have No flyscreens on yet, but he struggled with doing that too.. He than begun to get unsettled and I started to worry but held it together. My partner was working 2hours away. I was lucky I had my mobile phone on me but it was rather flat. I called my nieghbour who didn't answer but called me back when I had hatched a plan. I remembered that I had left my back balcony door unlocked, but it was rather a high climb to get up there. Not very easy one either.. I started to look around for objects to use. I found a tressle and a few Big Chunks of Timber stumps and started building, when my neighbour called me back and then came up to give me a hand. I managed to climb up and with the extra boost of my neighbours shoulder I got up and was able to get back inside... Have you got some stories of your own to share?
1 person likes this
6 responses
@caopaopao (1044)
• China
7 Nov 12
Hi, pinklilly. I have expencied that, too. I went out to throw rubbish and the wind shut the door and I was out of the house, sometimes I even wear my pajamas , it's so embarrassing. Once my brother stayed at my home and took care of my 1 year old daughter , he did that , too. Like your child, my daughter was too young to open the door, they two talked with each other, my daughter was worried, and my brother gave her some candies and the candies released her worry, they stayed like that 2 hours.
1 person likes this
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
7 Nov 12
Oh no locked out in your PJ's now that's embarrassing... My son thought it was a game when I was trying to encourage him to open the window. It was quiet cute. Lol. Thank you for sharing your story caopaopao.
1 person likes this
• Indonesia
7 Nov 12
When I was in Tokyo , Japan, I have locked in public rest room. I didn't know what I have to say. I don't understand all manual about how to open locking door. All word in Japanese word. And you know, I was a little panic. But Thanks God, not too long came a security guy helped me. Thanks God that have sent him to help me
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
9 Nov 12
Oh no that would have been worrying. Lucky someone eventually came to help. That would be scary being in that situation in a foreign country and not being able to read their writing as well.. That must happen to many foreigners.
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
7 Nov 12
When I was a toddler I locked my pregnant mother outside in several inches of snow. I'm not sure how she finally got in. I was all alone for several hours though. Needless to say she wasn't thrilled about that. She said she was freaking out about whether I was ok or not. When she finally got inside I was sleeping in the middle of the floor.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
9 Nov 12
Oiihh how cute, but your poor mother she must have been frantic and cold. Thanks for sharing your story sindelle.
@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 12
I can't rememeber being locked out of the house, but my neighbour got locked out of her house, my hubby had to use her ladder and climb through her bedroom window to let her back in.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 12
I did experience one when I accidentally slammed the door and lock myself outside my apartment. Luckily, my car key was with me. I drove all of the way to the management office to seek help and they managed to use their spare keys to open the door for me. It was free of charge. But I was reminded to be charged if it happened again. After such incident. I brought my home's keys no matter where I were going. I suggest you to key a set of your home's keys in your pocket too. If there is any emergency case when you are locked outside your home, you must break the window glass or the door even though it will costly for you to repair or replace it later.
@BarBaraPrz (18489)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Nov 12
I remember being sent through the milk box a couple times as a child, when my mom locked us out in our first home. Then, in our second home, when I was a teen, my key snapped off in the lock of the front door when we came back from church one Sunday. We didn't have a key for the kitchen door, either. Luckily, a neighbor helped us pry up a window. Later, when I was married and we were moving from our first apartment to a rental house, we both somehow left the house keys behind. This time, we sent my hubby through the milk box...