|View Poll Results: Do You Lock Your Doors|
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I leave it unlocked if I'm in the neighborhood. When I lived in a little acreage community, we never locked the house up, just the front door. The back was always left open 'just incase.' Incase a vehicle broke down and we needed to call a neighbor to let the dog out, or someone needed into the house for something. Besides, if someone breaks in, they're just gonna kick it in anyway... may as well not have them wrecking stuff.
But in the city, there's foot traffic. So there's the idea that once you get home, you wouldn't know if someone had come in the back door. So we lock everything when we're out. When we're home though, everything gets left open.
Actually, two days ago my husband had left for work, and returned fifteen minutes later when he wasn't expected. He walked right in the front door and when he saw me jump yelled "Hi! I'm Michael Moore!"
I chalk it up to the fact that there's a much more affluent neighborhood only a block away.... I figure anyone who's intent on doing a B&E is gonna take the trouble to walk the extra block where all the good stuff's at.
Aren't those affluent folks more likely to have alarm systems too?
well ya..... but I have one too...........
his name's Rascal, and he sets up a pretty good commotion whenever anyone or anything walks by
It is so sad to here that people have to actually lock their doors when they're at home. I have not locked any doors to a home in my entire life. Not ever, not to the grocery store and not to go away for an entire winter. Never.