By gnafron - 31/12/2013 11:30 - France - Grenoble
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Couldn't you have put a brick or something heavy?
I agree with #1 actually. I never trust anything as lightweight and unreliable as a shoe to keep a door open. I always use something heavy and solid, and this is regardless of any pets. There are countless things that could go wrong there, and something more stable (i.e. a brick, the welcome mat, a flower pot, coat rack, or anything within arm's reach) is resilient to so many more of them. I guess it sounds a bit like OCD, but really it's just forward thinking. I always try to predict reasonable things that can go wrong and try and solve them preemptively and/or prevent them entirely.
Bad dog! Hide a spare key somewhere in your garden for future incidents like this.
In his defense, some doors are not made to be opened without a key. Both the door to my house and the door to my apartment are locked by default. You need to either use a key or, if you're opening it from the inside, the handle to get the door to "unlock". Basically, 12 o'clock position of the key is default and is locked. You can turn your key counter-clockwise to 9, which unlocks it, allowing you to push the door open. To retrieve the key, it needs to be back at 12. You can push it closed, though. Basically, there are some doors which simply don't have a permanent "unlocked" status, only a temporary one. Those doors can't be opened without a key.
Your dog must be plotting against you... they're very suspicious creatures, you know!
Couldn't you just leave it unlocked from the inside to avoid the need for a shoe to hold it open?
#45, There's someone in my small French town with a very modern home. It's a town of ugly stone buildings (they're okay actually but) and they happen to have a self-locking door. I wouldn't be surprised tbh, especially if this person is in a big French city.
My apartment door automatically closes and locks unless I pop out the handle lock. OP, why didn't you just either leave it unlocked or bring your key? Even if what I'm wearing doesn't have a pocket, I find a way to bring my key when I pop out of my apartment to throw the trash out or something.
Here's a good solution maybe you should have just unlocked the door so your could shut it and re-lock it once you got back inside I mean that's just me but do what you please