March 31, 2014

My Baltimore Residential Locksmith

In this changing and developing world, where smart phones are often pegged smarter than us and ‘’apps’’ seem to do everything from copying your dictations to turning off a TV and even opening doors. We often find ourselves dependent to them and made much more vulnerable by them. Regardless of technological experts’ opinions who christen the information age as the backbone for a sustainable future, I will not subject myself to the helplessness of not being able to open my house because ‘’my phone went dead’’. That’s the excuse I hear for almost anything now a days.

Don’t get me wrong, I love technology… in fact, I get to speak my mind on social media, watch news or shows I missed on YouTube and even take cooking courses online. My problem is with being too dependable on what I consider still as largely unknown, which is why instead of downloading an app to open my house (my lock is not even digital) I have keys; tangible and curvy things that I get to feel and replace in case of emergencies. 
I have often experienced the ‘’emergency’’ of being locked out of my house especially when I was younger and went out more often and forgot to bring a set of keys with me. Thankfully I have been able to rely on the capable hands of my residential locksmith in Baltimore. I really think their industry has helped many generations over the years and I really can’t picture the day when people just stop forgetting about taking their keys with them. There is something weird about keys, when I think about the concept of routines like showering and getting dressed (things you do every day or are supposed to) in comparison to taking your keys (which you know you will need when you get back home) for some reason people from all cultures and walks of life always seem to forget about them. I really wonder what the problem is; then again… it’s not just me and we can all rely on residential locksmiths, at least for the foreseeable future.

March 3, 2014

My Worst Mistake Last Year

2013 was a very good year. I may be a little selfish in making that assertion but I am speaking on a personal perspective here, if yours wasn’t so good, I hope 2014 compensates.
Last year I had a lot of good things going for myself but the most important achievement of that special year was a job interview I had with a corporation I had sought for years; the position finally vacated and I had prepared myself extremely well for it, nothing could go wrong, except… could it?

I thought not, fate would prove otherwise. You know how before a major moment comes around you get all clumsy and nervous? Well, I experienced that on that morning, I went to my garage to get on my car and drive off to the corporation (let’s call it P&G), when I’m in my car, keys inserted in the slot and all, I realize I didn’t have my briefcase! I get out, go upstairs and get it. When I walk back down to jump back in the car, I’m locked out! Oh… yes, the all so developed alarm system locked my car after 3 minutes. Pandemonium! My phone was inside below the radio and I had just disconnected my landline because, well… It was a landline! I had no means to contact a locksmith. Car lockout was the last variable I could have pictured happening and I’m a very numeric girl.

I could only think about how I could have walked over, taken a taxi or… wait, it was 20 miles away and no
taxies are around in my Baltimore neighborhood. Jesus, I felt so helpless, so stupid. When I contacted a locksmith with a phone that I borrowed (2 hours later), I managed to unlock my car, drive over and discover that not only was the recruiter absolutely furious but that the position had already been awarded to the ‘’would be runner up’’. It’s funny how what I considered being little things like having a locksmith on my emergency contacts list or a landline and even a spare set of keys all colluded to prevent a major thing from happening. To this day I cannot explain what happened to me that day, I’ll just attribute it to fate since now I have a better job than the one I would have had at P&G, this time there was no need for a car lockout or locksmith and I’m making a little more money than what I would have made with them.

Word of advice, don’t underestimate the importance of a locksmith! You never know when you’ll need one!