Don’t you just hate it when you lose your keys? And funny enough, you always seem to lose them during the most crucial times. A classic example is when you’re about to be late for work.
Ugh. I can literally imagine the panic. I can totally think of it happening to me on a Monday morning. In fact, it always seems to happen to me on Mondays. Half-awake, I would leave the house with much annoyance. I mean, I’m already in a bad mood because my Sunday is over and then I also lose my car keys? Oh, what more can possibly go wrong? Luckily, I have yet to experience a rain shower after saying that line. Becoming victim to a lame movie pun is definitely the last thing I want to experience. I’d probably snap if that were to happen.
Anyhow, if losing your keys is bad enough already, how about seeing them break? Like, you twist them on the keyhole and they just go snaaaaaaap! Half the key is in your palm and the other half is left inside the lock. Jiminy cricket, that’s a sound that could probably make you cry – especially if the item beyond the lock is extremely important or necessary. Learn more about the history of locks here: http://www.historyofkeys.com/locks-history/history-of-locks/.
Days like these may challenge our patience very much but they make life all the more interesting, don’t you agree? After all, if everything always went our way, life would become boring and uneventful. Where’s the fun in that? But instead of throwing a tantrum and kneeling in all fours whenever something infuriating like this happens, it’s best to find a viable solution instead. No point wasting energy on tears. As they say, we have to keep moving forward.
So again, when a key breaks of gets lost, what do you do?
A. Wail and flail your arms around like a 5-year-old.
B.Grab a hammer and keep pounding on the lock – even if it’s your car.
C. Think of a practical solution – like, visiting a locksmith!
Obviously, options A and B are out of the question. The only sane choice there is letter C. But hey, if being sane and rational is not your kind of thing, feel free to try the other two options out.
Anyway, we mentioned a rather unique term in Choice C. The word is locksmith. I know that some of you are already well aware of what the word means but for the information of all, let’s discuss it very briefly.
What Is A Locksmith?
It’s not really a question of what but rather who a locksmith is.
I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of blacksmiths before – the guys who create weapons, armor, tools and such. Locksmiths are practically the same in function. The only difference is that locksmiths work on locks and keys. As this source says, “locksmithing is the science and art of making and defeating locks.
Sounds fancy, eh?
A less fancy word to call them, however, is “keymasters.” Now this term, you’ve probably heard of. After all, we see keymasters all the time. They even have their own companies established, like Slotenmakers Gids. We see them in malls, downtown shops, and public markets. They are locksmith technicians that specialize in fixing broken locks, duplicating keys (or creating new ones), and opening locks with lost keys.
Really now, if locksmiths were evil, they would make the best thieves. Don’t you think? But let’s just hope that never happens. If it does, I doubt that any house can remain safe. Kidding aside, locksmiths are highly skilled and talented professionals that can help you out during times of grave emergency. Check out awesome locksmith secrets here!
Left your car keys inside the car? Call a locksmith.
Lost your house keys and got no other way in? Contact the local locksmith.
Found your late grandma’s mysterious safe but have no idea how to open it? Invite a locksmith over for professional advice.
There are many, many things a locksmith can help you with – so long as they involve locks and keys. Now that we’ve talked about it, you should know that throwing a tantrum never solves a lost or broken key problem. Getting expert help and advice from an experienced locksmith does!
Get to know your local locksmiths today!