missing keys yesterday, missing keys today

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Philippines
March 13, 2018 10:31pm CST
i couldn't find the keys to unlock the back gates yesterday. turns out someone left it in their pocket. but i had to search their room and the bathroom to find the shorts they had it in. today we couldn't open the sliding gate to the sliding glass doors. but this was just a small padlock so i wondered if i could use a paper clip. i couldn't find one, but saw an old rusting pair of metal folding scissors with pointed blades. inserting and twisting the left blade didn't work, and i briefly wondered if we have a bolt cutter. good thing the right blade unlocked it! as i opened the gate, screen, then glass, i saw the key in the space between the gate and screen. i'm glad the keychain is much, much bigger than the key, so i noticed it immediately. now i know where else to check if the key is missing again. what do you do when you can't find the keys? have you ever found a missing item in an unlikely place?
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23 responses
• Cuddalore, India
14 Mar
I lost my cupboard key in hostel .Then I broke the lock to open it. We usually loose our hostel room key and got scolding from warden frequently .
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• Philippines
14 Mar
did you have to pay for the lost key and broken lock?
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• Cuddalore, India
14 Mar
@hereandthere no not at all
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• Philippines
14 Mar
@Lignitecityabishek96 then the warden just fixes or replaces it
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar
I found a missing key in the place where it should have been - on its hanger but this was AFTER I'd checked there several times. I asked St Anthony for help and he must have taken pity on me and put the key back on its hook.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
i learned about asking st. anthony from a co-worker
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@JudyEv (121214)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar
@hereandthere Have you ever called on him?
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• Philippines
16 Mar
@JudyEv after she told me about it, yes. but i also like that i was able to calmly think about how to handle this situation. but with the big padlocks for the back gates, i doubt the paper clip or scissors would work!
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@pitsipeahie (2059)
15 Mar
We've lost keys a couple of times. The last was a few months ago. We couldn't find the key for the main gate so we just decided to change the lock, buy a new one. So we bought a new padlock only to find a week after that the keys were in the couch sofa compressed in the crevices.
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• Philippines
16 Mar
it's annoying when that happens. how did you open the main gate if the key was missing? how did the keys end up there?
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16 Mar
@hereandthere It really is annoying. We don't know how it ended in the sofa. We thought we lost it somewhere else, outside. We have duplicate key but we changed the padlock for security reasons.
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
14 Mar
In our home, my hubby misplace his bike's key mostly. One day he was furious and he could not find the key anywhere at house. Finally he took the spare key and on reaching the parking place some one given his key as he left the key in bike itself.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
i'm glad they kept it for him! imagine if someone else drove it away!
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@Sreekala (22720)
• India
15 Mar
@hereandthere Yes, if some other got the same then his bike would have stolen. Luckily it got by some familiar people of him.
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@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
14 Mar
Missing keys can be a pain, especially when you find yourself not able to get in or out of places you are trying to get into. My husband cut up his hand good one time because he had locked the keys in the house, and tried climbing thru an open window and ended up shattering the glass in the window in the process.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
ouch! talk about one thing after another!
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@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
15 Mar
@hereandthere Yes but when you have moments like this, it makes you appreciate the good times even more
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@kepweng (13394)
29 Mar
im forgetful too and i Write in paper what should i do
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• Philippines
30 Mar
i use my phone's calendar a lot to input reminders, things to buy, things to do, etc
@TRBRocks420 (75529)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Mar
Go through the window.
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@andriaperry (48648)
• United States
14 Mar
I have not lost my keys in so many years.
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• Philippines
14 Mar
i'm glad they weren't lost, just misplaced.
@epiffanie (10413)
• Australia
22 Mar
We always make sure that our keys are placed in the same place so we hardly have that problem of missing keys ..
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@Hannihar (32920)
20 Mar
Glad you found the key. When I lose my keys I search all over for them and eventually find them.
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@mohit459 (11779)
• Haldwani, India
14 Mar
Ya, many times
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@Thewings (636)
14 Mar
I have 2 pairs of keys.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
14 Mar
I have broken so many of those in my lifetime. Eventually I learned to keep the key in one place and the spare in another
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@Icydoll (14671)
• India
14 Mar
I never lost keys...
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@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
14 Mar
I have never lost or not found my keys. I think I would use a paper clip or a hair clip.
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@sol_cee (14386)
• Japan
14 Mar
In my own experience, I don't always get to find what I look for -keys or keys. It's always the case for me. So there. lol
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@SIMPLYD (78701)
• Philippines
14 Mar
I get frantic at once when I cannot find the key to our cabinet. I get angry because I know my hubby used it and forgot to return it to where it should be placed - always.
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@allen0187 (33142)
• Philippines
14 Mar
Break the lock.
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@db20747 (7499)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
14 Mar
I'm always loosing my key Even the spare keys get lost!! When I go look for them they're gone!!!
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@ridingbet (49961)
• Philippines
15 Mar
the car keys are usually kept upon entering our house, at the left top of the DVD stand. if it is not there, it is on the dining table.