Tuesday, November 16, 2010

no way to climb

When we lived in our apartment in the States, it was not uncommon for us to lock ourselves our of our place. I have always been a rather forgetful person. Due to this forgetfulness, Beth and I have constantly talked of our need to get a key made that we can hide somewhere here. We knew that eventually we would lock ourselves out. This eventuality turned into reality this past Saturday. As the story goes, we live on the second floor. Normally, this wouldn't be a problem. In the States, we lived on the second floor as well. All I had to do was hoist myself up to our second story balcony and open the patio door. Unfortunately for our breaking-in strategies, here in Taiwan there are bars blocking all windows, doors, etc (yes, we are very safe). Still no problem, all we have to do is go to a local keymaker. They have little shops all over the neighborhood. Except... they aren't open at 10:00 at night. We wandered around for awhile wondering what to do. Eventually, we found a key shop that said 24 H (we guessed that meant 24 hour service). YEAH!!!! Except... our cell phones were back in our locked apartment. Thankfully, a nice lady and her daughter were walking by and helped us to call the keyman. They even waited around with us, along with her husband, until the keyman arrived and unlocked our door.
People here really are so helpful!

1 comment:

  1. you could always have slept in yor car like eric and i did one night when he had sprayed this toxic chemical in our trailer at 2AM!! haha. at least now you have a key to hide,right?



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