10/31/09

Security Check (aka How to Amuse your Neighbors...)


Sure fire way to test the locks on all your doors and windows if you are on pins and needles after discovering a stalker?

Lock you and your two teenage girls outside of the house with their Starbucks drinks and ALL your keys inside the house.

Me: “I am CALLING 911!!! RIGHT NOW!!”

The girls (calmly) “Stop it MOTHER, we’ll get in.”

Time it takes for two teenage girls and one hysterical fifty-year-old woman to break into their own house?

4.5 minutes.

Oh, and let’s not forget to always checks the sliding door on the deck. Apparently it opens easily from the outside with a debit card.

46 comments:

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Nice. If only this was captured on video...

Mrs. E said...

I'm guessing your sliding door is about to get a lock overhaul!

A Mom on Spin said...

Those girls find all sorts of ways to use our debit cards, now don't they????

phd in yogurtry said...

Good thing you had your Starbucks with you.

Snappy Di said...

SO sorry for the creepy dude in your life right now. Hope the police can put a stop to this soon.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I'm always amazed at how easily teenagers can break in. Skills of the absent minded. Mine were always forgetting their keys.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ah, the debit card - just as likely to get you into a jam as outta one. :)

Not The Rockefellers said...

Would they have been as successful
without the Starbucks :)

Fix that security weakness!!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Forgot to tell you
put a broom handle in the track of the slider...

New England deadbolt :)

slouchy said...

oops!

Beth said...

We have a stick in our sliding glass door - just like Rene. I always thought it was a Southern thing.

Glad you got back in the house!

anymommy said...

Those sliding doors, they always get you. I don't want to know how easy it is to get into our house. I'd never sleep again.

Brian Miller said...

lol. i could teach you a few tricks about breaking and entering...err...i must have read it somewhere...

and we have a stick in our door too, because of that...

Suzy said...

I used to sneak out of our house at night and I just told my mother recently and she almost had a heart attack. She asked me how I did it and I said, "I opened the door and walked out."

Fucking DUH.

Steven Anthony said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww creepy dude on halloween.....4.5 I think u did grrrrrrrrrreat;)

chin up

Anna See said...

oops. well at least you know about the door now.

An Open Heart said...

Kind of scary to think it only took 4.5 minutes for amatuers to get into the house.....couldn't you invite the police over to check the house out? I bet, since you've notified them of the problem they have some kind of service that checks out the security of your house.....just thinkin'.......

S

lisa said...

Once when we were locked out, I called my neighbor and she had to show me how to break into my own house with her credit card.

Ahh, the great feeling of a false sense of security.

staceyjwarner said...

everything happens for reason... ;)

you learned a lot today...LOL!

much love

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

obviously...this is something you had to learn...the hard way.

WTG girls...

Vodka Logic said...

I know you have a serious message here but the way you write it is so funny..

blueviolet said...

Oh geez, put in one of those safety bars. This isn't good at all.

However, thinking of the three of you out there dealing with the situation is hilarious fun for me.

Secretia said...

VodkaMom, keep checking the whole house so you can correct any vulnerabilities. Even without the stalker situation. It's a good preventatitive. Also observe the house after dark tith all the lights on inside, so you can see what others see. Keep safe!

Secretia

booshy said...

I'm not sure if you should be frightened or proud that they knew how to open that door...

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

When we were locked out, my teen merely opened the kitchen window and crawled through. I guess there's locks on windows for a reason.

Sorry to hear about the stalker. Hopefully he'll heed your warning.

Elenka said...

Stick in the track here, too.

The Good Cook said...

Broomstick cut to fit in the door. AND big dog and outside lights on motion detectors. I'm sending good secure thoughts your way.

Barrie said...

This makes me wonder how safe our house really is.

SkylersDad said...

This made me think of you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrX2VI0UdyQ

Pop and Ice said...

That scenario, repeated oft times at our home, caused us to finally install a keypad for entry into the house. It's great! So now no one, except hubby, carries keys. In case of power outage, though, we're screwed.

Angie said...

Have you put in a broomstick yet? We have a bar that was actually screwed into the door frame...it just lifts up when we want to open it. Broomsticks work over windows, too. Good luck. :)

just making my way said...

Even though the ease of how quickly you got into the house might be freaking you out? Three cheers for ingenuity!

HoodChick said...

This is why I have steel doors, a big ass dog, AND a taser...

Crazy Charm said...

I can just picture you busting out your gymnast moves to break in!

Vodka Mom said...

I put the broomstick in the door!!!

Deidre said...

Hah! I guess you don't have to worry about getting locked out any more! :)

And about your post below - Have you tried step up 2 the streets as a guilty pleasure movie? because yo, it be awesome.

WhisperingWriter said...

A debit card?

I'll have to keep that in mind if Natalie locks me out again...

Erika Jean said...

we put stick/bar on the inside track of the sliding door so it can't be opened when we are gone!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

is that how the girls slip in if they miss their curfew deadline?!

CatLadyLarew said...

Well done! Well done! I'd lay money down on the average person being able to break into their own house in under 5 minutes!

Mrs. K said...

i knew it opened easily with something- that's why I have the massive poles blocking its opening...how the hell did you do that?

Frau said...

Put a broom stick in the slider door.

Irish Gumbo said...

You didn't know about the debit card trick? Wow. I mean. Not that i knew, just sayin'...

The reason the "amateurs" could get in so fast, is that they have a vested interest in being able to do so, quickly and sneakily.

At least, that's what the other kids told me (grin)

Mama B said...

I have done it, at least y our girls are grown, I had a newborn and a two old, who kept asking me why we can't go inside!

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