After a long, exhausting day, you’ve made it through rush hour traffic. You arrive home, grab your laptop bag, unbuckle the kids, and clean out the car craziness from the day. As you approach the door, you realize you just made a terrible mistake. You locked your keys in the backseat. Yep, it’s happened to most of us, but it is okay. The next hour may be crazy, but you should get inside soon. Here are a few tips to make the time run smoother.
Find a Neighbor
It’s probably a bit emotional at the moment. First, find somewhere for you to go. If you have kids with you, then you’ll certainly want to find a cool location where they can sit down and (hopefully) calm down. Move over to a neighbor’s house. Just being inside could help dissolve some uneasiness and frustration. Get the kids (and yourself) some water and a snack.
Call in a Professional
While it may be tempting to bust in a window or play with the lock, it is probably easiest to call an emergency locksmith orlando. Doing it yourself could cause additional damage to the door frame or force you to replace the lock system altogether. Instead, use your phone (or the neighbor’s) to locate a company with 24 hours assistance and the availability to come and help quickly. The worker has experience with opening the door without breaking it. That means one less issue to deal with in the long run.
The locksmith should try to arrive as soon as possible, but you’ll still have a bit of a wait. This is an opportunity to show how well you handle mistakes. Rather than grow angry, try to remain calm. Use this time to visit with a neighbor or take a stroll around the neighborhood. Don’t go too far. You don’t want to miss out on your repairmen.
People make mistakes. Life happens. When you get inside, take a deep breath and relax for the rest of the night.