Monday, September 13, 2010

Locked Out

There is something to be said for someone who works as a locksmith. The thing to be said is that I hope they are all trustworthy. I don't mean to be rude, but someone who works as a locksmith gets to paid practicing breaking into people's houses. I know that this is a job that needs to exist--I seriously know firsthand--but it still feels a little strange.

The locksmith is someone who has a skill that we all need from time to time, but it is also a skill that can ruin everyone's day when used at the wrong time--like in the middle of the night (to rob you). Also, it isn't like a locksmith went to college to get this job; they are generally just dudes who didn't want to become mechanics or clerks or at the grocery store.

Being able to pick every lock from here to Minneapolis is a pretty crazy ability. I am sure that they do background checks on people before they are made a locksmith, but that doesn't really sit well with me. It seems like kind of a crappy job, so training someone to be a thief and then forcing them to use that skill in a way that doesn't make a lot of money is just asking them to start breaking into houses. Buh.

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