By Lockout - Germany - Kiel
Today, I thought I'd locked my house keys in my locker at work. Not having any replacement nearby, I decided to cut the padlock with the saw of my pocket-knife. It took 20 minutes and four cuts into my hand to destroy the padlock. It took another five seconds to find the missing key in my jacket. FML
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By  blazerman_fml  |  17

Always keep a spare key with a neighbour for when you do forget your key.(Depending on your relationship with your neighbours) My nan used to hide one in a flower pot.Risky now that I think about it.

  Isandri  |  29

he definitely wouldn't be able to just cut through a 50$ padlock.
And I am wondering, what kind of padlock did op have on his locker, since he could just cut through it with a pocket knife..

  zeffra13  |  31

#18 He's not locked out of the locker, he's locked out of his house. He said he doesn't have a spare key for such situations and probably thought cutting the lock would be easier than driving back to work, especially if they closed already. I'm assuming the padlock is on the gate so he can go around back.

  chinaski7628  |  32

I've done similar things before (with keys, cellphone, wallet)-- I'll be in a hurry, check my pockets, check my purse, check where it should be. Double check the usual places. Start to panic when I can't find it. Decide I must have left said item in my car, at work, bar, coffee shop, wherever. Frantically search for it. Eventually find it had been in my pocket, purse, or where ever it should be. Could be senility. Could be invisible gremlins fucking with me.

  Fairyjoshy  |  13

What makes you think the OP didn't and just missed it on his first check? It happens all the time, and I'm sure you've made similar mistakes in your life.


Key word: thoroughly. I'm not saying op couldn't have missed it on the first try, but personally I would look in my jacket a lot more thoroughly before I decided to use something that would cut me.