Do you ever worry that you forgot to lock the door?

@Nawsheen (22796)
Mauritius
June 13, 2017 9:40pm CST
Just thinking about it freaks me out as there have been numerous cases of thefts reported recently over here. We forgot to lock the front door yesterday night. We normally check if we have locked the door before going to bed every night but this was not the case yesterday.  I can't believe I slept so peacefully despite the fact that the door was not locked. I will now be more cautious and ensure that I have locked the door before going to bed. Have you ever forgotten to lock the door at night?
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@Hatley (164168)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jun 17
I lilve in a retirement center and believe me I doubt that forrt Knox is as safe as we are as at eight thirty t he front doors and all other doors are locked v ery secure I d o not llock our room door mo reason too
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
It is good that you do not have to check and the doors are always locked.
@Marty1 (61612)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Jun 17
Are you allowed to leave after 8:30 if the doors are locked or can you stay out to 9 pm or so with your son and be able to get back into the building? If so do they have somebody to let you indoors?
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@youless (104241)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jun 17
I am not afraid of it. Since there will be a guard in the lobby of this building. Besides, we have two doors. One is iron and the other is the wood. There is even a professional lock in the iron door. And if anybody tries to open the door without the key, it will alarm.
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@prashu228 (25536)
• India
14 Jun 17
That's a good system
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Wow that's awesome. The only guard we have here is my dog Max.
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@youless (104241)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jun 17
@Nawsheen I am sure Max will do a great job
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@vsai2008 (12069)
• India
14 Jun 17
I once locked the door and left the keys in keyslot itself. Thank God that lock and keychain were the same color as the door wood that nothing happened lol:)
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
oh no fortunately nothing happened.
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@vsai2008 (12069)
• India
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Yes :) Good day :)
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@vsai2008 Have a nice day too
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@jstory07 (97223)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jun 17
No I always double check.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Yes that's the best thing to do
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@salonga (27820)
• Philippines
21 Jun 17
Actually, there were times I leave the house without even closing the door so it was wide open while I was away and thank God no thief ever spotted it.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
22 Jun 17
You were fortunate indeed. I think it also depends where you live. If the neighborhood is safe you do not have to worry that much
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@salonga (27820)
• Philippines
22 Jun 17
@Nawsheen I've heard few news of stealing around the subdivision but so far I've never been victimized.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
22 Jun 17
@salonga ok. I hope that it never happens to you.
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@suni51 (3421)
• India
14 Jun 17
We generally don't lock the front door and there is nothing much to worry about it. You know people here have to pay for disposal of their used items like fridge and couches or kitchen items so none cares to take your belongings away.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
Well that's a good thing. Here those thieves even steal your chairs
@Jlyn10 (11189)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 17
@suni51 Interesting. If I need anything, I'll come take from your house. Make sure the door is not locked, ya. Happy to help you save the money to pay for disposal.
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@suni51 (3421)
• India
15 Jul 17
@Jlyn10 transportation costs more than a used item. I will post couple of photos today for items kept for council to pick up on scheduled date
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@MALUSE (62902)
• Germany
14 Jun 17
Our house has three flats/apartments. We've decided not to lock the front door. In the case of an emergency, it's good to know that you can get out of the house at once. You can lock your door for your peace of mind, but a burglar can always get in as you surely know.
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@MALUSE (62902)
• Germany
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Burglars aren't more intelligent nowadays but they have better equipment!
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@MALUSE yes that's true
@1hopefulman (45837)
• Canada
14 Jun 17
Yes, I forgot a few nights in my life and couple of times I left the keys in the keyhole. Thankfully nothing happened but one never knows. I'm going to check my door now and go to bed. Good night!
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Fortunately nothing happened. Nowadays it is so dangerous. haha okay go and check door. Good night
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@1hopefulman (45837)
• Canada
14 Jun 17
@Nawsheen I will try to be more cautious in the days ahead!
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@prashu228 (25536)
• India
14 Jun 17
I do check if it's locked, before going to bed..
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Normally I check too but yesterday I reached home a bit late and was tired. I forgot to check
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@luispas (1696)
• Venezuela
14 Jun 17
Wow, you were like nothing I understand you, it happens to me a few times. Here in my house my mom always lock every door, and we all are very careful with that, it's something we always do, because in this last months there were robbers that entered to people's houses and steal everything they had. So, we lock the doors and never leave the house alone.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Yes even where I live there are robbers roaming around. Fortunately nothing happened yesterday. How is the situation in your country. I mean you were recently telling me about the recent unrest.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
@luispas omg that's very bad. Is the government corrupted over there?
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@luispas (1696)
• Venezuela
14 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Yes, they are the most corrupted people. And it's a shame that we all have to leave like this for their decisions.
@gilggg (2616)
• Israel
14 Jun 17
I allways check the door before going to bed... But once my daughter got up in her sleep and went sleepwalking and apparently opened the lock without being aware of it, only in the morning we found out (it happened only once so it does not worry me )
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Yes we must always. Oh no did your daughter actually went out of the house
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@gilggg (2616)
• Israel
14 Jun 17
@Nawsheen No she didnt, she just open the door like checing if someone comming and then close it but didnt locked it...lol
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
@gilggg OMG fortunately she didn't go out. I am sure that she couldn't recall anything in the morning
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• Pamplona, Spain
14 Jun 17
Remember to lock it tonight then and have a good night´s sleep all of you. We always remember to do that and I have the dog loose here also and he is a very light sleeper.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
I will be more cautious now. I learnt a lesson. A dog is definitely the best guard to have.
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• Pamplona, Spain
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Specially if they try to get in and hear the loud barks.
@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Yes that's be scary. The best thing would be to peek and ensure that there is no stranger around
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@dianadee (1775)
• South Africa
14 Jun 17
We make sure all our doors are locked at night before going to bed!
@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
Yes. That's the best thing to do. It is so dangerous nowadays
@dianadee (1775)
• South Africa
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen One night I woke up and saw a shadow at our sliding door. The moon behind made the person look huge and more daunting! He tried our door and it made a thud as it resisted the move. That night we were so pleased that we had remembered to check all our doors. Only time that it has happened. You never know when, though, so be vigilant!
@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@dianadee OMG the way you described it, it seems to be scary. Like in those horror movies. Fortunately nothing bad happened.
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@ShifaLk (18073)
• India
17 Jun 17
Oh my god thank God you are fine
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
17 Jun 17
Oh yes fortunately nothing bad happened. I always check the door now
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@ShifaLk (18073)
• India
19 Jun 17
@Nawsheen great. .. take care baby
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
19 Jun 17
@ShifaLk take care you too
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@shaynas (5505)
• India
15 Jun 17
We have an auto lock, so that is not the issue. We only worry when we are out and door is shut by the wind with all the keys inside.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
I think having an automatic door is the best. You really don't have much to worry
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@shaynas (5505)
• India
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen When the door shuts accidently and no keys, its a night mare. There is no way you can open it manually.
@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@shaynas oh yes i guess that's tricky. What do you usually do when this happens then?
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@manasamanu (3735)
• Bangalore, India
14 Jun 17
Yeah once I had forgotten and in the morning I got scoldings from my mother for that
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
Oh no. Poor sis. I am sure that you regularly check now
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• Bangalore, India
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Yeah double check
@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@manasamanu haha yes i did that yesterday and will do it today again
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@ridingbet (67241)
• Philippines
14 Jun 17
it is my responsibility to lock the back door after i feed the dogs. i did that last night. this morning though, my sister told me that the back door was not locked. i had to stress my point that i locked it, but still she insisted. i did not respond anymore because i will stress myself if i stick to my word. oh well, that is the problem when you have an obsessive-compulsive sister.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
14 Jun 17
oh yes you did tell that your sister was suffering from OCD. It is better not to insist with her. Maybe she is the one who opened the door in the morning and forgot about it.
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@ridingbet (67241)
• Philippines
15 Jun 17
@Nawsheen that is what i though too. she is not yet in that dementia stage, but she is really an OC person.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
15 Jun 17
@ridingbet Yes it can be quite difficult to deal with people having OCD. I think I told you that my cousin suffers from it too.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43018)
• United States
29 Jun 17
My husband and I both check it
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
29 Jun 17
That's the best thing to do. Nowadays we must always check.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43018)
• United States
29 Jun 17
@Nawsheen yes, it is a dangerous world.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
29 Jun 17
@Tampa_girl7 I agree.
@Marty1 (61612)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Jun 17
once or twice but I have a routine where I check the house before i get in my room to get ready for bed by reading, some my lotting and email the two people I email that I am going to get ready for bed. Once about six months ago I left the key in the front for with it in the lock and luckily I didn't get unwanted visitors and if I did I set my home alarm system all the time unless i have company (and yes I had forgotten to put on the alarm from when I went out to the mailbox o I wen tout and forgot to set I when I came in the door in the past now it is part of my routine
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
Fortunately nothing happened that day. An alarm system is a very good thing but still we must check our door/windows before going to bed
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@Marty1 (61612)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Jun 17
@Nawsheen Yes, i still check my doors all day to make sure i don't get unwanted people in my house. I have at time forgotten, but i find i have my routine for bed that I am pretty sure nothing will happen!
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
@Marty1 Yes even i check everyday now.
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@Tina30219 (59308)
• Onaway, Michigan
17 Jun 17
Yes we get this way when we leave or place all the time I have to get out of the truck and check the door. If I am here by myself I always lock the door even though I have nothing to worry about we have no neighbors and we live out in the country.
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17
Sorry for the late reply. I guess it is a quite safe place where you live. But we still lock the doors as it is so dangerous nowadays
@Tina30219 (59308)
• Onaway, Michigan
20 Jun 17
@Nawsheen That's so true we need to be safe and so does our belongings
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@Nawsheen (22796)
• Mauritius
20 Jun 17