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The Five Stages of Getting Locked Out of your Home or Car

When we’re locked out, the entire situation can be a roller coaster of emotions. But did you know that there’s a process that most everyone goes through when you find yourself locked out of your home or car?

Here are the five stages of locked-out grief.

1. Denial

You’ll be sure that you’re just not opening the door correctly. Next you’ll go around your house or vehicle checking the other doors, convinced one of them MUST be unlocked. They’re not.

2. Anger

You will be furious! You’ll blame yourself or blame the person you are with who was running a little late. You’ll rage about the appointment you’re about to miss. This is the last thing you want to deal with.

3. Bargaining

You’ll try to remember who might have an extra key. You’ll panic and call around while you dig around your bags hoping that the keys might be in a spare pocket, kicking yourself that you should’ve hidden a spare key. (This is the phase when most call a locksmith!)

4. Depression

You’ll be bummed out that your keys might be lost, sad you won’t make it to your hair appointment, or worried about how long the locksmith is going to be. You’re also going to worry if you’ll be able to gain access again without too much of a haste. (Try not to be too worried, you will!!)

5. Acceptance

This can also be considered the deep breath. Whether your keys were found, new ones had to be made, appointments had to be rescheduled, or whatever your day included, you’re no longer locked out and now have a new experience for what to do (and not do) to prevent an occurrence like it from happening again.

If you find yourself in a locked-out situation from your vehicle, home, or place of business, give us a call!

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