Reality Check

Just got off the phone. The lady went on for about ten minutes about
how she's having stuff turn up missing, and finding her door wide
open. I wonder if she's off her meds? But she would like me to come
out and rekey her locks, and wants to know if I can do it when she's
not there.... She goes on about how her house title is jammed up, and
she's got neighbors stealing from her, and on and on.
This oughta be interesting.
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Stormin Mormon
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Everyone has one of these. When I was an apprentice we had a lady that would call up wanting her locks keyed up as someone had come in and left the toilet seat up and the next time they had been tampering with her appliances.
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Roger Shoaf
I saw somewhere that a woman had seven locks on her door then had an eighth fitted, but she still thought intruders were getting in. A locksmith told her to lock only four of them when she went out. She was delighted with the result - she reckoned that a prospedtive intruder had picked some open and some shut.
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Peter
"Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-#spamblock*-@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:n0yFd.26268$ snipped-for-privacy@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
red-flags !!! personally, I would stay clear of there.
my2¢
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Key
Heh::
There was a gentleman that posted here a few months ago that was convinced that his landlord had taken apart his Medeco lock and made a key for it...
In that case and similar ones I have read here and other places none of the individuals involved want to install either a security alarm nor some kind of video cameras to record such events that they are SURE are happening when they go out... They then seem to get angry and quite defensive when people suggest they prove what they are accusing the "intruders" of doing...
I would love to see the people react to the police if they ever call them about these "phantam" events... That would be a kodak moment...
Evan, ~~formerly a maintenance man, now a college student with a 3.85 GPA
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Evan
I had one lady tell me on the phone that she smelled body oder and knew someone had been in her house. the same lady asked me many personal questions. when I asked her why she is askhow do I know you are not going to sell someone a key to my house ? I told her if she felt that way. I was NOT interested in re-keying her house and for her to call someone that she knows personally to swap out her locks .
g'day
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Key
I want her 'family member' present, as well.. son or daughter.. OTHERWISE would NOT touch that
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
O.K. Evan, you've got me intrigued with this 3.85 GPA sh*t. Just what are we talking about here mate :-) I also could brag about my 6.25 GPA (Giant Personal Appendage) but I'm a shy and humble sort of guy. :-))
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Steve Paris
Steve:
:O you have such a dirty mind...
GPA (Grade Point Average)... 4.0 = perfect score
You do the math...
Evan
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Evan
grade point average.. 4 is perfect.. an a-, on the old way of doing it.
--Shiva--
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--Shiva--
That sure sounds like wise advice. You're right, that it sounds like major trouble. It is possible that she's a victim of criminal attack, but "the necks of my shirts were all stretched out" and some of that sounds a bit psychiatric.
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Stormin Mormon
Paranoia is a common symptom of the onset of senile dementia. You can't make these folks happy, and eventually they'll start thinking you're the one persecuting them -- or the family will get on your case for letting the elderly relative waste money on needless security upgrades.
Assuming she is sane, this sounds like an attempt to get you to vandalize someone else's property.
It may be legit. But I agree with the "lots of red flags" comments. This might be a good time for your cousin's favorite parakeet to develop a case of scurvey, requiring you to rush to their bedside... I mean, birdside...
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Joe Kesselman (address as shown
I've had several of these over the last 25 years.
The current one(s)... Mother is apparently in early stages of Alzheimer's, son apparently suffers from paranoia. they feed off each other. They have me replace the deadbolt with new ones they buy at HD. (I suppose they don't trust me to rekey them)
Someone keeps getting in and taking things - the son's underwear, for one.
My all time favorite was a call a couple of years ago. A lady called and wanted her locks rekeyed because... ready for this?..... Someone was getting into her apartment at night and... let's see... how do I put this.... "enjoying himself" in her bathroom sink.
I told here I was booked up and couldn't get to it for at least a week.
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Bob DeWeese, CML
it must be the hot time of the year down under :-)
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Key
:-) I can show ya an easy way to make that an a+. :-)
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Key
ya know ? one could write a book on their expierences. call it "101 excuses for losing your keys" or "101 excuses for re-keying your locks" :-)
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Key
funny thing, at local high school.. a 4 is pretty poor..
the top 10 kids graduated with up to a 4.3 GPA on a 4 scale.. has to do with college credit classes they can take while in high school
but I would NEVER turn down a 3.85 at all.. especially in certain areas. --Shiva--
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--Shiva--
my youngest daughter was one of them "top kids" in h.s.. probably got from her mother :-)
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Key
Reality check: If you give out letter grades, it hurts kids self esteem when they fail. Or some where someone came up with that interesting idea. Well, d'uh, in the real world if they don't need your service, they fire or layoff you. No one gets worried about workers self esteem. We're not training kids for the real world any more.
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Stormin Mormon
That sounds like a good idea. She rattled on for quite awhile, but it sounded like she thinks her family might be in on it.
She also asked me if I "held locks". Several questions later, it seems she wanted to know if I'd hold a copy of the key in case the sherrifs department needed to get in. So they wouldn't have to break a window. Well, that's the first time I've had a request like that!
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Stormin Mormon

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