What's on your keychain ?

@MOMMASAM (1004)
United States
August 23, 2008 7:36pm CST
a friend and i were comparing our key chains today at work. hers has 50+ items on it ! a bingo troll, a lucky stuffed dove (for good luck),lots and lots of keys (some to cars no longer driven), a friendship heart, 6 mini cards to use in stores (walmart, gas), a braided leather coin purse for exactly 4 quarters for the pop machine, 5 years worth of rabies vaccine tags, a folding knife/screwdriver, and a photo of her daughter. i think she needs a purse just for her key chain ! besides being so heavy (and very loud, too), i worry it might be too heavy for her ignition. i have a large circle of brass (which hangs nicely on my door knob and i never lose it). i have 1 car key, 1 apartment key, 1 key to my mother's home, 1 key to john's summer home, 1 leather etched "fob" of a hibiscus from hawaii (from when my daugher lived there). when i asked judy why she doesn't keep all the extra stuff in her purse or glove compartment, she stated she lost things in there......wow! no kidding what a surprise ! how about you? do you carry lots of "necessary" items or just the basics?
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I, like Judy, carry ALL the necessary items I have my car keys on a seperate ring which I hook to all my important mementos. That way I don't upset my friends who are just positive I'm ruining my ignition. In Judy's defense, I've been doing this for over 40 years & have NEVER had to replace an ignition. It's only been in recent years I kept my car keys detachable. Can I tell you why I do any of this??? NOOOOOO
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
i get it. you get to carry 2 then. one with stuff one with keys.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
24 Aug 08
On my key ring I have a plastic flat Elmo (as in the Elmo from Sesame Street), a key to my apartment, a reusable grocery bag that stuffs into a tiny pouch that fits on my key ring, a library card, a few store cards, and a swipe card that I use to gain access into my secure apartment building.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
that's no too bad. all the things you might need on a given day.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Yeah. Especially the Elmo. lol
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
i wasn't even going to ask !
@walkthetalk (1307)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Everything on my key chain means something special to me. theirs many things. The oldest is a ring from weight watchers I received when I lost 10 % of my weight. I have a huge diamond ring, fake ! A heart locket with me and my husbands pic in it. A pig that oings and has a laser light, my best friend also has one. Kroger card. Lots of keys. Three letter T's, That is the first letter of my name. Other people gave them to me. I'm sure I'm forgetting something.......;-))
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
but, they all mean something special to you so what does the pig that oinks and has a laser light do? i mean is this what you use as a flashlight ?
• United States
27 Aug 08
I could us it as a flash light. My best friend bought it, And herself one. If I use is a lot I might run the battery down. It is very small.....
• United States
24 Aug 08
Hi, Mommasam! Your post made me think, so I went and got both keychains (one for work and the other for life), and I can hardly figure out how I carry that many keys! My work keys hang on a long chain around my neck, and the students are forever putting things on them, just for giggles. Right now there's a tiny gold football to remind me to go to the games, and a little silver crown, because I teach high school seniors and, as they never stop reminding the world, "Seniors Rule!" There are also keys for my wing, my classroom, my mailbox, the book-room, and each of the many cabinets in the room. My "real-life" keychain has car keys, house keys, the key to the back gate, a key to my friend's house in case there's a problem, a key to the locks on the hurricane shutters, and one key that I can't figure out what it's for, so it stays in case it's something important that I've forgotten! Oh, I forgot about the key to the gate of the pol fence and the mailbox key. Now I feel like a jailor! Woudn't it be nice if the worrld were such a nice place that we didn't need to lock everything up!?
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
it appears you HAVE to carry a lot of keys for work. i think it's cute that the kids are putting things on your long chain and it will surely remind you of them when they graduate ! yes, it would be nice if you could install (cheaply) a keypad and only key in the code !
• United States
24 Aug 08
Unfortunately, in classrooms, we are required to allow free access to all, so keypads wouldn't e allowed. I don't see how that jibes with all those keys! They also read everything in our computers and listen in on our lectures. Thet's not great, and it makes me angry, but I have nothing to hide, and I have to accept it.
@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I have a ridiculous amount of keys on my keys ring. I have 2 separate key rings that I only connect when I need to(IE at work, I only carry my work keys around, and leave my home/car set in my desk and at home and on vacation, I leave my work keys on the key holder). On the work set I have a key to every door in the store(I work at Macy's so that alone is a reasonable amount of keys). I also have a key to my safe in my office, and to the safe in the basement. Just those 2 things alone weight probably 5 pounds to carry around. On my home set, I have a Soul Caliber key ring that we just got(to make my boyfriend happy and so I don't lose it), and a bottle opener key ring. Other than that, we have our apartment key, keys to both of our parents houses, our storage unit, and our mailbox key. I don't keep a ton of cute little key chains on there just because I have so many keys on there at the moment. Once we move into the house we are building, the keys will go down dramatically since I won't need 5 keys to go get something for the apartment and bring it back.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
hehe, and will you pitch those keys? i usually end up with a drawer full. some unusual ones have ended up on art canvases.
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• United States
24 Aug 08
My keychain is a Cross with Christ on it. It is special to me cause my brother brought it for me.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
oh, that's very nice. and, i'm sure it means a great deal to you.
@Chevee (5914)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I did have a lot on my key chain, I took my car to be serviced and the serviceman told me that a lot of keys are heavy and they will eventually damage your cars ignition. Having said that my ignition was making a noise when I started it. And that was the cause. I now have my house key my ignition key and a hook on that key chain. My other key ring I have keys I don't know what some of them go to. I have my uncles house key, my daughter's house key. a finger nail clipper, a kroger and CVS savings and reward card. Keys, keys keys, old keys, locker keys.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
i've heard very reasonable stories for both sides: it does and it doesn't damage your car ignition. i don't know if that's only for certain makes and models of cards. maybe they have a maximum weight which some key chains go over ?
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I won't get my key ring, I will try to go by memory, there have been lots of things that has fallen off of it. But, I have two keys to my house, a key to my son's house, two keys for the car, a bottle opener, an aspirin vial, I had one of those little things with the nail file, and a little knife, but when I went to jury duty, they spotted it through the x ray machine and took it from me. I used to be like your friend, I had so many things on my key ring it was ridiculous.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Aug 08
i'm curious. did it urge you to clean out the things you don't need or put it off for a while ? some people never pick up their car keys until they are leaving and that's not the time to clean it out .
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
a key and a softdrinks opener shape like a footprint!,.,. i like it very well.....
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
one key is outstanding ! does it work for your home or your car ?
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
we dont hav a car.....key in our home... cause i always get late at night... hahaha.,.,.tha's why i have my own key..
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• United States
26 Aug 08
I have 2 sets hooked together by a latch. The set for my house has a lot of keys and a mini-leash from the company that makes dog toys and stuff(it came from my vets office). My car keys have a blue metal Kokopelli keychain/bottle opener, a keychain that has events pertinent to my birthday on one side and things about my birth sign on the other, and a neat chain with charms that came off my daughters jeans(better on my keys than lost in the toybox). My keys don't easily get lost.
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@lkbooi (16100)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 08
Hi there, I have three car keys and three house keys. They are quite important to me. I know I definitely would encounter lots of inconvenient and trouble as well if I loss any of them. To avoid losing any of them I use a key chain to hold all of them in one. I prefer key chain which is light and handy. I pick a simple key chain which is a simple stainless well designed big ring which could hold my keys firmly. I have been using it for more than ten years. Whenever going out I just tuck it in my front jeans’ pocket. posting and have a nice day.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
congrats for using the same one and not losing it for 10 years !
• United States
25 Aug 08
LOL! your friend is lucky to have so many items on her key chain. I wish I had alot too but I only have a little thing that says "princess"
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
hehe, well the princess label states it all. did you buy it or someone gave it to you?
@starjmom (88)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Besides my keys I have a chain that has the letters AVON hanging from it (Avon Lady here), I have a cross with the serenity prayer inscribed on it. I used to have a little croc but it fell off. I figure the bigger my keychain the less of a chance it will get lost!
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
29 Aug 08
well, these are all necessaties that you have. i think that is what she feels. though, i know when she's arrived at work simply from the noise !
24 Aug 08
Hi I carry far too much, and even so, not nearly as much as your friend. I do however, get comments that I am wrecking my ignition! I have, from memory, 1 car key, 3 house keys, a window key, and a few old keys that I can't remember their use .. and about 3 keyrings - all interlinked as well as a few shop cards (Tesco, etc). Later Violetdreams
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
29 Aug 08
i have a drawer full of keys i don't remember what they go to. and, i'll probably never even think to look there if i'm stumped. still, i hate to pitche them.
@razor123 (979)
• India
24 Aug 08
My key chain is a simple looking one not wit any fashionable designs and stuff. But its a very nice one. It can be clipped to the pocket, its like a hook kinda key chain. And yes it has some keys attached to it. Thts but obvious Hehehe... My old key chain looked fancy. It was in the shape of an elephant with some coloured water inside it and small tiny beads and rings floating in the water. Looked pretty cool. But it fell down hard one day and broke.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
29 Aug 08
yes, mine is simple and basic. nothing fancy, like me.
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Hi Hi That does seem like much to have on a key chain , but that is kinda cool ! Be nice to see Lol. Me I just have keys and a half of a heart that has an R . And my fiance has the other half and that has an L . I would love to find a Mets Logo or something like that to put on my keys . I did have this penguin when i was kid and I miss that .
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
29 Aug 08
aw, that's sweet that you still miss the little penguin !
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Wow it sounds like she has a little bit of a pack rat problem. I keep my key chain pretty simple. It has a clip thing on it so i can hook it to my purse or diaper bag or belt loop depending where i need it. I have a key to my van, my front door and back door on my house and one to my parents house. There is a small key for our little fire safe. Then I have two heart key chains that you can put pictures in with pictures of my kids in them.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
yes, i agree she does ! when she tosses them in her purse she leaves the little troll doll out so she knows before she leaves the house that she has her keys.
@catbvq (364)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
What's on my key chain? A key to our house, a key to our room, a key to my filing cabinet (important documents), a key to a cabinet (storage for valuables), and a key to my office drawer. I also have a swiss knife and a mini decorative stuffed animal (a panda). I think I carry only the basics in my key chain, except for the stuffed panda of course.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
i tend to agree, all the basics.
• United States
24 Aug 08
I have a five inch plush frog for a keycahin.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
i'm surprised ! why not a plush spider or lizard ?
• United States
24 Aug 08
Wow thats crazy i have one thing and a key on mines
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
26 Aug 08
your ignition is in no danger !