Lock In

Last  night The Boyfriend and I stayed at his place. His house is a very old one (for an Aussie house, anyway) and his bedroom is set up in the back of the house – where the maids quarters used to be many moons ago. Anyway, because of the unusual house design, his bedroom actually opens onto a large balcony between the main part of the house and the back of the house. Why do you need to know all this? It helps you understand why the door has an outside lock – because you can get to it without going through the rest of the house. So it is an external door, with external door locks on it.

I’m not completely sure how we did it,  but last night we managed to deadlock ourselves inside the bedroom. The keys? Oh, they were in the lock. On the outside of the door. I guess it’s lucky we discovered it last night rather than this morning, when the mad dash to get ready for work leaves us short of time every single day.

And that’s why we had to make a (rather embarrassing) phone call to his dad last night asking if he could come over and rescue us, as we were deadlocked in our room.

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5 Responses to “Lock In”

  1. Frank Says:

    House design FAIL.

    My apartment has something odd like that. The bedroom door opens exactly in front of the bathroom door, so if someone is in the bathroom and the bedroom door is wide open, sometimes the doorknobs will kind of lock together, and then that person (usually me) is trapped in the bathroom.

  2. Greg C. Says:

    Our bedroom has an exterior door, as well, with a metal screen that can’t be opened at all. The old key appears to have broken off in the lock so no other key nor even turning the latch will open it. Wonderful should we ever need to make a quick getaway.

  3. Bobbie Leigh Says:

    Blah ha ha ha! That’s funny! Well look at the bright side, at least you weren’t locked out left to stand outside butt naked or something. That would be really embarassing…

  4. Pamela Says:

    I thought only old people did stuff like get locked in or out…
    What the heck were you guys doing anyway . bwaaa ha ha ha ha haa

  5. 12ontheinside Says:

    Frank: sounds like my house, which has a bedroom that you have to walk through a bathroom to get to. Hmm.
    Greg: I suddenly feel the need to remove the bars off the window!
    Bobbie: Well I did put clothes on before help arrived
    Pamela: you made me laugh. Would you believe he was showing me his etchings?

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