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11. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y

We live in the country (nearest neighbor = 1/2 mile away), so we do lock the doors just in case the corn monsters go on a rampage

But seriously, we have forgotten to lock up at times, and no one stopped by for a free TV. It's always a good idea to lock up....takes some of the temptation away. If someone wants to break in, at least they're going to have to make some noise to do so. At which point you can always do your best Al Pacino in Scarface impression..."You wanna meet my leetle friend??" (even if it's only a dull butter knife)

Oh, and we have locked Purdy up in her bedroom, just in case......

12. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Quoting spongehead

I've seen a documentary where they interviewed several Canadians and their response was almost uniform: "Lock? No, what for?"

I'm impressed at the safety level in Canada!

That's from Bowling for Columbine and that's mostly bullsh*t. It may be true in tiny Canadian towns or in delusional people who think nothing's going to happen to them, but I live on Montreal and I always lock the door--even when I'm home.

Don't believe what Tway says. Canadians don't bother to lock their doors because after the Government has taken their share in taxes to pay for our national health care and gun registry, there isn't anything left worth stealing.

That's why I moved to the United Kingdom. Sensible government and low taxes that no one can complain about!

13. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting GregW

Quoting tway

Quoting spongehead

I've seen a documentary where they interviewed several Canadians and their response was almost uniform: "Lock? No, what for?"

I'm impressed at the safety level in Canada!

That's from Bowling for Columbine and that's mostly bullsh*t. It may be true in tiny Canadian towns or in delusional people who think nothing's going to happen to them, but I live on Montreal and I always lock the door--even when I'm home.

Don't believe what Tway says. Canadians don't bother to lock their doors because after the Government has taken their share in taxes to pay for our national health care and gun registry, there isn't anything left worth stealing.

That's why I moved to the United Kingdom. Sensible government and low taxes that no one can complain about!

You moved to the UK to be closer to the Guinness factory because the Guinness made in Canada isn't as good. Tell the truth, Greg. (We've met you!)

14. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Quoting beerman

Oh, and we have locked Purdy up in her bedroom, just in case......

Ive escaped from the locked bedroom.... but only just - l had to navigate the wall of cat - Harry put up quite a fight but l won - now lm still inside the house l cant get out, my mobile has no service lm alone - HELP ME - they are making me eat all this good food and drink all this good alcohol and talk (although today l had chores!!!) .... HELP!!!

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 11, 2008, at 2:16 PM by Purdy ]

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Purdy

Quoting beerman

Oh, and we have locked Purdy up in her bedroom, just in case......

Ive escaped from the locked bedroom.... but only just - l had to navigate the wall of cat - Harry put up quite a fight but l won - now lm still inside the house l cant get out, my mobile has no service lm alone - HELP ME - they are making me eat all this good food and drink all this good alcohol and talk (although today l had chores!!!) .... HELP!!!

I think you have to put on the magical Leprachaun Outfit of Invisibility.

16. Posted by Paulard (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

Quoting GregW

Quoting tway

Quoting spongehead

I've seen a documentary where they interviewed several Canadians and their response was almost uniform: "Lock? No, what for?"

I'm impressed at the safety level in Canada!

That's from Bowling for Columbine and that's mostly bullsh*t. It may be true in tiny Canadian towns or in delusional people who think nothing's going to happen to them, but I live on Montreal and I always lock the door--even when I'm home.

Don't believe what Tway says. Canadians don't bother to lock their doors because after the Government has taken their share in taxes to pay for our national health care and gun registry, there isn't anything left worth stealing.

That's why I moved to the United Kingdom. Sensible government and low taxes that no one can complain about!

Very Biased Greg, We dont have to pay to call our neighbor on the fone, pay land tax while renting or have a t.v. "License". Hope you're being sarcastic lol. I dont lock my door as i liv in a condo RIGHT DOWNTOWN IN BIG SCARY Toronto..... I have a doorman that keeps the peace.

17. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

Not only do i lock my door, i take it with me so the b*ggers can't steal it...

My favourite theft memory is when i was a student, a couple of us went into town and locked our bikes when we went shopping. Came back 30mins later to discover that my friends bike was still there, but they had stolen the lock off it!!!

18. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

When I was at university I had an old car and I used to put a steering wheel lock on it so no-one would steal the car.

Someone broke into the car and took the steering wheel lock.

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

At one point in my life, I lived in a rather dodgy neighborhhood. The 15 year old wannabe gangbanger next door used to break into my landlord's apartment (1st floor) and steal miscellaneous items. The next week, he would break in again, replace the stolen items and take something else. They finally had the "anti-theft" bars placed on all of their windows. Once this happened, the kid decided to try the "board between the buildings" thing and break into my apartment (2nd floor). I met him at the window, with butcher knife in hand, as he was trying to open it. He just shrugged, turned around and never tried it again. He did try to steal my purse from me at knife point as I was unlocking my door one afternoon though. (Little did he know my wallet had just been nicked while I was on the bus a few minutes earlier.) All I could do was laugh and then I threatened to tell his mother what he was doing. This boy wasn't afraid of much - but he was afraid of his mom.

20. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 8y

Jeez, Isadorah...that's a shitty neighbourhood!

I have lived in a few places where I didn't bother to lock my door...I am Canadian, and say that it is possible....Moore was in Sarnia...I have some friends from there and they say that either it was a set up or Moore fluked out.

I have also lived in places where it didn't pay to lock my car....But that was because the thugs would just casually smash a window to get in if the door was locked, and I was tired of paying the deductible.
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