Sunday, April 27, 2008

Midnight Rendezvous With A Jammed DoorLock......

The doorlock at Son H's room had some problems for quite sometime already..... and nobody including myself seems to care.....because most of the time after some tricks in twisting the keys......it will open as usual. Then yesterday, when Son H was going to enter his room after his midnight football program....the door would not open after many tries at twisting the keys......So everyone including myself and the maid took turns trying to be a picklock thief (seems so easy in the movies eh?) but to no avail after almost 2 long hours past midnight....with a broken hammer head to boot....not to say the tempers flaring among us and the sweats and anxieties to get this door to open.....

So my last resort was to tell my sons to kick the damn door open with whatever they had..........Son R tried with his heavy build body strength but no result and son H...the lanky one to my surprise gave one big kick with his long thin legs and the door flung open to my delight......look at these pics I took this morning.....

With all these tools on hand....still could not be a pickdoor thief and the result we got is a broken hammer head after 2 hours of prying.......!

The damaged door.....after kicking it open......guess we had to change a new door.......and a better lock after this.....

Hope to get a doorlock like this.........


or a round one like this.................

or even better if I can afford this..................

So we had learnt our lessons here....always get your doorlock repaired before you were lock out of your room for good......in the middle of the night.

10 comments:

it'sadog'slife said...

My human mum accidentally locked the door to her MIL's room once. Fortunately, it was in the evening and she managed to look for a locksmith from the yellow pages. But I guess it would cost a bomb if you did a midnite call (or maybe locksmith fast asleep and don't want to come)

U.Lee said...

Hi Jasmine, I looked at your first lock, I think it can be opened with a credit card...slip it in and it should push the lock back. But not the dead bolt.
I remember once in KL, was in a friend's office we heard cries for help coming from the bathroom.
One of the ladies got locked in, locked had jammed.
Everyone tried but couldn't get it opened, so my friend asked me kicked it down.
Telling her to stand wayyyy back and turn her face to the wall, I then kicked it down, ha ha.
That dead bolt lock is very good, Jasmine. Ours is a deadbolt. As well with a special Jimmy proof steel block outside between the lock and door...thus nobody can use a jimmy or large screwdriver to break the lock. Lee.

Health Freak Mommy said...

When I saw the pix of all the tools and the broken door, I thought a burglar has broken into your house, haha!

Nightwing said...

Thanks for the tip. With regards to door lock.

Sweet Jasmine said...

itsadog'slife - yeah..the locksmith would be snoring away in his bed....the reason we had to go thru all these trouble...

Sweet Jasmine said...

u.lee - Hi, Lee...I should have ask yr advise on this...and you are wide awake having lunch at this time...! My Son H did mention about using the credit card as shown in the movies....but I was too anxious for fear of a broken credit card instead of a broken door..for them to experiment...ha..ha..how silly of me...and thks you again for yr great tips....

Sweet Jasmine said...

healthfreakmom - Oh..ya..we are the 'burglars'....and were unprofessional ones to boot...to a broken door....!
Hmm..How's little Cassandra...will be over to see her...Cheers.

Sweet Jasmine said...

nightwing - thank me or u.lee..? 'grin'....and thank you for coming over...

BeautifuL Life said...

OMG- I was laughing non-stop reading this post - i wish i was there to video the whole process!!! btw, H's leg was Strong huh??hahhah

Sweet Jasmine said...

beautiful life - yeah...u video and the whole world will know we made a lousy burglar...! yeah.. H's leg like...steel.