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Monday, April 9, 2012

Keys

I used to have a wad of keys that I could have used to attack a gorilla. I might not of won, but my weapon would have evened things up a little. Now, my keys couldn't take out a baby lab rat.

At the height of my key capacity I had a key for:

  • My apartment.
  • My boyfriend's apartment.
  • My parents' house—front and back doors.
  • My parents's car.
  • My car.
  • The library, where I worked.
  • My desk at the library.
  • The library library story hour room
  • The Junior League office.

Then the key evolution began. First I got married to the boyfriend so two apartment keys became one house key. However, I gained a key to his car, so there was no loss. In fact, if I remember correctly, he had a separate trunk key so, I added one .

Then my parents sold their house and moved into an apartment with one key. Then they died. Car key and apartment key gone.

Then I quit my job at the library. Three keys gone.

Then I finally had to sense to take sustainer status in Junior League, so I didn't need in the office anymore. They took my key.

Somewhere along the way, The Guy got a vehicle with only one key.

Now I have a house key (front and back door are the same), his car, my car.

I do have house keys for a couple friends, but I don't carry those. I have a safety deposit box key and no fool carries that.

Three little keys. I can't say my life is much simpler.

I bet you think I am about to liken all this to the phases of life or compare it to writing.

Nope.

I just want to know how many keys you carry.

14 comments:

  1. H'mmm. I don't actually have a car key. I have a remote. The car starts from an signal from the remote; all I have to do is push a button. But I carry: house key, PO Box key, and safe deposit box key (yes, I carry it with me, on my car remote, because I figure I have to GET to the bank so the best place is on the remote that started the car that got me there). But then, we're in our safe deposit box a lot, the bank employees know us, we gotta sign to get in, etc.

    I also have two key rings. The car remote is in my pocket, not my purse; if my purse gets grabbed, they don't get my car, or my safe deposit box key. But I have a key ring for the mountain house; it has two keys on it, and a flash drive.

    I used to have a lot more keys than that, but one day I realized I didn't know what half of them went to, so I removed them, dropped them in the ceramic pot I use to hold extra keys, and freed myself from a bunch of weight.

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    1. See, the reason this fool doesn't carry her safety deposit key is lost keys. I am better than I used to be, but at one time I had a real issue with that--which is odd because I don't generally lose things. This is also the reason I don't have more than one key ring.

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  2. Let;s see. Hmmm. I have a key for: my house; the barn; the front gate; my parents' house; and my sister's house. My car is keyless and the other four car/truck keys stay in a container in the kitchen cabinet. I couldn't use them to kill a gorilla either but the stun gun in my purse would make him think twice. :)

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    1. If I had a stun gun in my purse, I'd stun myself.

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  3. I carry a house key, a mailbox key and my apartment door key. I have other keys (safe deposit box, my mother's house, my son's old house -- hmmm, better ask for a key to the new one) but those are kept at home. It's kinda nice to have so few keys.

    Marilyn

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  4. Wow! I'm amazed at you ladies. Don't you need a key to start the car? ;)

    I don't normally carry many keys. My parents have always lived far away. Extra keys for kids' cars are stored elsewhere. What weighs my keys down are the key chains. LOL!

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    1. No key - hence the term keyless entry and start. Toyota and Lexus have had it for years. I love it because it means you don't have to fish around in your purse for the key.

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    2. I know not of what you speak. ;)

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  5. I have 2 car keys and a house key. My library keys had their own key chain that weighed me down with about a dozen keys. I counted aerobic points for carrying them around everyday. But like you Jean, I handed them back in for someone else to carry. I do have a safe deposit key and a pool key, neither of which I carry all the time. I also have a flashdrive which will be coming off the ring today. Its purpose has been fulfilled. And then I have all those annoying tags for stores like Kroger and Publix and such. DSW can look me up with my phone number as can Ulta 3, so why do I carry them? Maybe I won't after today. :D

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    1. I have all those little cares on a different key chain and I had every intention of carrying them. I don't. I hate them. They break. I do have one on my keys that is supposed to get me rescued from Honda if need be. So far, so good.

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  6. I am like several of you here. I have two differnt key loops. One only has my car and house key on it. Then there is another loop that detaches when I need it to that contains keys to the other important homes in my life, one to Pantster and the Guy's house and one to my mother's house. Like Maven Linda I had a few more on that loop but I didn't know what they went to so I took them off the loop and put them in a pottery bowl.

    So to answer the question I have 1 car key and 1 house key on one loop and 3 more keys on another loop. Oh, and 1 school key on a braclet loop all alone.

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    1. I want those keys that you don't know about so I can put them on my key chain and look important.

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  7. Sorry I am late replying. Things happened yesterday. Not bad things, but "one right after the other" things. Then it was time to go eat sushi and see the Hunger Games.

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  8. I carry 5 keys - car, house, classroom, classroom paper towel dispenser (yep, there is a key for that!) and a key to a house that is no longer standing. I just can't get rid of it.

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