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Old 10.08.2015, 16:50
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Re: Does being on EF influence our reactions?

This thread reminds me of something.
Most folk don't seem to read the first post properly once there have been a couple of answers.

>Many of you guys know me, and my posts. You know my profile. You know the way I think and the way I am likely to act.

If it had been a serious situation, sure as eggs are eggs I would not be on here asking a load of youngsters what I should do.
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Re: Does being on EF influence our reactions?

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This thread reminds me of something.
Most folk don't seem to read the first post properly once there have been a couple of answers.

>Many of you guys know me, and my posts. You know my profile. You know the way I think and the way I am likely to act.

If it had been a serious situation, sure as eggs are eggs I would not be on here asking a load of youngsters what I should do.
Over and out.
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Old 10.08.2015, 16:55
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This is one thing that when I came to CH I simply couldn't understand... having no deadlocks on apartment doors so that you can twist and open from the inside without a key seems like madness to me. As a result, my keys are permanently in the door lock just in case of emergency.

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All the doors in every place I ever lived in the UK had a mortise lock which required the key to either lock or unlock it. No possibility to unlock it without the key. How is this different from Switzerland?

I know lots of places had 'yale' locks but it was far from standard practice as they were deemed to be less secure.

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All the doors in every place I ever lived in the UK had a mortise lock which required the key to either lock or unlock it. No possibility to unlock it without the key. How us this different from Switzerland?

I know lots of places had 'yale' locks but it was far from standard practice as they were deemed to be less secure.
Everywhere I lived in the UK had a door that required no key to unlock from the inside, any hotels of note have the same. It's much safer in the event of fire etc.
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Old 10.08.2015, 17:01
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All the doors in every place I ever lived in the UK had a mortise lock which required the key to either lock or unlock it. No possibility to unlock it without the key. How us this different from Switzerland?

I know lots of places had 'yale' locks but it was far from standard practice as they were deemed to be less secure.
Our house has a simple turning knob on the inside.

So you can't leave the key in and block the lock, and it's safe in emergencies.

It's undoubtably less secure in theory - but honestly, once someone's inside I'd rather they walked out the front door than smashed a window, or more likely turn the place upside down and find a spare key anyway.

I guess they could smash a hole through the wooden door from outside to reach the lock - but jeez if they're that determined...
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Re: Does being on EF influence our reactions?

As this is the only way I have ever seen a door function in the UK or OZ (haven't seen every door to be fair) and knowing what a saftey issue it is, I just naturally assumed that it was the law. Isn't it?

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Everywhere I lived in the UK had a door that required no key to unlock from the inside, any hotels of note have the same. It's much safer in the event of fire etc.
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Old 10.08.2015, 17:17
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As this is the only way I have ever seen a door function in the UK or OZ (haven't seen every door to be fair) and knowing what a saftey issue it is, I just naturally assumed that it was the law. Isn't it?
To be honest I'm not sure about the legal aspect, but I'd always assumed it was completely standard before I came to Switzerland!
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Old 10.08.2015, 17:22
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Everywhere I lived in the UK had a door that required no key to unlock from the inside, any hotels of note have the same. It's much safer in the event of fire etc.
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As this is the only way I have ever seen a door function in the UK or OZ (haven't seen every door to be fair) and knowing what a saftey issue it is, I just naturally assumed that it was the law. Isn't it?
There are still plenty of places in the UK with this type of lock which require a key to open it from the inside ( or indeed outside) when it's locked. No different from Switzerland really.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/mortise-lock

The ones with the twist knob do exist in the UK but I've never lived anywhere that had one.

They do make sense from a security point of view and are a no brainer when it comes to hotel rooms or apartment block main entry doors IMO but in a single dwelling I don't really see that it's any harder to keep your key in the lock to make getting out easier in an emergency.

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If no-one else manages to see the amusing side of the whole thing, and of the idea of the Thread, I'll get a Moderator to scrap it, or at least close it to avoid folk wasting their time giving me 'advice'.
I saw the amusing side. It was clearly a tongue in cheek post made to tease people.
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Old 10.08.2015, 17:22
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If no-one else manages to see the amusing side of the whole thing, and of the idea of the Thread, I'll get a Moderator to scrap it, or at least close it to avoid folk wasting their time giving me 'advice'.
You hid the humor quite well
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:04
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If it had been a serious situation, sure as eggs are eggs I would not be on here asking a load of youngsters what I should do.
German eggs or Swiss eggs?
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:05
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Everywhere I lived in the UK had a door that required no key to unlock from the inside, any hotels of note have the same. It's much safer in the event of fire etc.
Perhaps Yorkshire folk just can't be trusted to use keys properly?
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:08
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Perhaps Yorkshire folk just can't be trusted to use keys properly?
Once licensing laws were changed and the concept of a "lock in" was no longer needed, northerners slowly forgot the use of keys.
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Perhaps Yorkshire folk just can't be trusted to use keys properly?
Southerners too then, apparently!
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:16
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Practical EF mode: teach her how to braid.
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:22
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Perhaps Yorkshire folk just can't be trusted to use keys properly?
The intelligent ones amongst us can.
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:26
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Re: Does being on EF influence our reactions?

Longbyt wasn't asking for opinions on what she should do, or the pros and cons of Swiss locks, she was commenting on how being on EF possibly makes us think differently about situations.

I would have put a note on the door asking the husband to be less of a dumb ass in future.(Anonymous of course).
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:43
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Practical EF mode: teach her how to braid.
They actually do seem to teach this in school! Leave any string around and my kids braid it; I don't really get the point, but they seem to enjoy it.
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Old 10.08.2015, 18:58
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They actually do seem to teach this in school! Leave any string around and my kids braid it; I don't really get the point, but they seem to enjoy it.
It's a very useful skill to have.

Say you are out and about and see a car stopped on the side of the road. You ask how you can be of assistance. The driver says he ran out of petrol. Then you braid a rope and tow the car.

Say you go to the bank and this man in a balaclava walks in, gun in hand, and proceeds to rob the place. You braid a lasso, catch the guy and tie his hands.

Say you are going through a hard time, your boss won't let you play Candy Crush on office hours , your wife won't have sex with you unless you cover your face with your country's flag and people keep giving you red blobs on EF. You braid a noose, find a tree, etc, etc, etc.
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It seems to me that he is just doing exactly what he does everyday when he goes off to work in the mornings ie. Locking the door behind him. It's probably completely slipped his mind that the spare key his wife normally uses was given to you before their holiday.
This.

I always lock the door when I leave, and sometimes my wife phones me to tell me that she left her house key in the car!

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I live in the "Land Where Parents Forget Their Tiny Babies In Hot Cars In The Middle Of The Summer."
Ticino?

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