Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

254
Banjo Lovers Online


Want to hide these Google ads? Join the Players Union!

Page: 1  2   Last Page (2) 

Jul 27, 2020 - 8:59:35 AM
Players Union Member

rinemb

USA

12476 posts since 5/24/2005

Fourteen Keys

As I approach 70 years of age (in a couple of years) I have been taking into account of my life, past, present and future. This morning I was examining the contents of my pocket. And thus, wrote the following:

Fourteen Keys:
"The number of keys on one's chain,
Is a reflection of the weight one bears in Life.
Keys should be for opening the way,
To happiness, joy, and shelter from strife."

I presently carry 14 keys on my key chain. Nearly every one represents
some burden, difficulty, onus, or tasks in my life. It signals me that it is
indeed time to "simplify my life!" Can I get down to just four? Perhaps one for
my home, one for my car, one for my banjo case, and one for the Paradise
Gate.

How many keys do you carry?

Brad

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:03:30 AM

3146 posts since 9/12/2016

the truck and the seldom used gate---the rest are stored in the Doberman area

i tried to keep all my worn out timexes

Edited by - Tractor1 on 07/27/2020 09:05:09

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:33:24 AM
likes this

figmo59

USA

31810 posts since 3/5/2008

I can't sing......

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:38:37 AM

10687 posts since 1/15/2005

Five ..... three of which I have no idea what they go to. One is bent and I have no clue what it ever went to. One looks like a luggage key or maybe a small padlock. One is a very nice looking key.... again no real clue. One to all the outside doors to my house (3) and one to my son's front door. My car key is separate and not really a key.

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:52:42 AM
likes this

1903 posts since 4/22/2018

I have two key rings, that I regularly carry, one for each car. Both have a house key and a key to the rescue team base. All others live in a big bowl and come out as and when necessary. One of my key rings has a model of the Eiffel Tower on it, a gift from my daughter, I have to use it as she notices if I don’t. It was very cheap and is very pointy, it reminds me of her every time I sit down with it in my pocket - ouch smiley

Jul 27, 2020 - 9:53:51 AM

banjoy

USA

9139 posts since 7/1/2006

Two. My house and my car. I travel light.

Other keys used less frequently (crawlspace, tool shed, utility room) are hanging on a hook inside the house.

Jul 27, 2020 - 11:59:55 AM
Players Union Member

Brian T

Canada

16951 posts since 6/5/2008

I need three keys.
One for the 'Burb, one for the front door of my house and the third for my box in the post office.
We will never see door-to-door mail delivery so that key is probably something most here don't need.
I keep the Burb locked but usually don't bother to lock the house when I go shopping.

Other than that, I have 4 different house lock keys plus the garden shed lock that sit in a beer mug inside the front door.

Jul 27, 2020 - 12:08:53 PM

3988 posts since 11/29/2005

Ranger, house & P.O. Box on one fob.
Saturn, house & P.O. Box on a second fob.
Cluster box mail key on a separate fob that comes off the wall only to walk to the cluster once or twice a week.

(I take only the fob with the required automotive ignition key when we go out. Usually after having to go back and pick up the correct fob)

Jul 27, 2020 - 12:14:42 PM
like this

1903 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

.
I keep the Burb locked but usually don't bother to lock the house when I go shopping.
 


Just out of interest Brian, what days and around what time do you go shopping?  Oh, and do you have a dog smiley

Jul 27, 2020 - 12:42:19 PM
likes this
Players Union Member

Brian T

Canada

16951 posts since 6/5/2008

HA! Two overgrown Chesapeakes. Muddy is OK but Tia is a nut case for territory.
I shop between 6:45 and a quarter to Seven.
My neighbors will be a thief's greatest problem. One in particular is a very successful bow hunter.

Jul 27, 2020 - 12:46:19 PM
Players Union Member

OM45GE

USA

100093 posts since 11/7/2007

I only have one key which is for my car. My garage is attached to the house so I use the garage door opener to get in. If I’m walking I use the keypad to open the garage.

I do have a house key in a lock box hidden outside in case I do get locked out somehow. I only needed it once when there was a power failure so the garage door opener wouldn’t work.

Jul 27, 2020 - 12:47 PM
like this

1903 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Brian T

HA! Two overgrown Chesapeakes. Muddy is OK but Tia is a nut case for territory.
I shop between 6:45 and a quarter to Seven.
My neighbors will be a thief's greatest problem. One in particular is a very successful bow hunter.


He he, ok I'll send a friend 

Jul 27, 2020 - 1:40:36 PM

14862 posts since 12/2/2005

It's an interesting question. I personnally carry about half a dozen - one for my car, one for my house, one for my office, one for my post office box and two to get into my sister's apartment should I need to.

Years ago, before I became self-employed, I developed a "key theory" of corporate status. When you first became a manager, you were given one key - that which opened your particular area of responsibility. As you assumed more responsibility, you gained more keys - and then still more, until such time as you became extremely senior in the organization, at which point your key numbers started declining because people junior to you were charged with the responsibility of those keys, and ultimately, if you made it to the Head Honcho's seat, you carried NO keys other than your personal ones.

Because you were the Big Boss and if you wanted to be let in, you called Security. And those poor bastitches have to carry ALL the keys!

Jul 27, 2020 - 2:29:57 PM

RonR

USA

1683 posts since 11/29/2012

I have 16 on my everyday set. There are seven more sets for other trucks, apartments, and tool boxes I don't even own a key to my own car, I lost it as soon as we got the car. I guess its what you call a cluster buck.

Jul 27, 2020 - 4:12:47 PM

nakigreengrass

New Zealand

5181 posts since 5/16/2012

What a wonderfully profound observation/thread Brad. My key record of my life's endeavors, is stored in a dusty jam jar sitting on a self in my home workshop. Every now and then I come across them, and stand there and wonder how I accumulated so many. Most represent long forgotten locked doors and cupboards that at some stage must have been important to me.

In one of my rusty old tool boxes, there is a draw full of swipe cards, site induction certs and security passes...long expired.... from the countless industrial sites, that was once my domain. For a while, after I retired, I wondered how the world could possibly continue on without me....but the phone calls from the guys, still in the workshop, picking my brains, doesn't seem to happen so often now...

I feel like I've really jumped off the carousal now....no longer a clown in the circus...the worlds ticking on without my input....government keeps topping up my bank account....without me making the slightest effort to make money....that's the weirdest thing about retirement...you get given money instead of having to scheme and sweet your guts out for it...it feel's a bit like I've become the bludger I always despised....Then again, when I feel the pain in my back....It remind's me.... freek it...I deserve this.

Jul 27, 2020 - 5:07:05 PM
Players Union Member

wizofos

USA

5624 posts since 8/19/2012

I have 2 rings that can be connected as needed. One has my truck ignition key, key to the cap tail gate and fob for locking and unlocking the doors. Second ring that can be disconnected from the truck keys has a front door key, shop/garage service door key and one special cabinet key. Garage overhead door can be opened by remote in the cars or the keypad.

Jul 27, 2020 - 5:36:34 PM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

1971 posts since 6/19/2014

When I was working I had all sorts of keys, including one for my office, the washrooms, and my locker in the lawyers' robing room at the Courthouse, among several others. Now that I am retired, I carry only three: front door, back door, and mailbox. The car keys live in a small bowl by the entrance to my garage.

Jul 27, 2020 - 6:36:23 PM
likes this
Players Union Member

Brian T

Canada

16951 posts since 6/5/2008

Dang right we deserve it, Paul.
Chances are, those pension dollars were once yours in the first place. Mine were.
I worked for thousands and thousands of dollars that I never saw. Now, they are MINE.

I forgot one magical key. The one for the locking gas cap on my 97 GMC Suburban.
Chances are, that cap sits on top of 35-40 imperial gallons of motion lotion.

Jul 27, 2020 - 7:24:28 PM

3186 posts since 7/28/2015

The only time I carry a key is when I drive somewhere in a car and then I carry the key to the car. I wish I felt as footloose and fancy free as your post suggests I should be, Brad

Jul 27, 2020 - 7:47:42 PM

9577 posts since 8/22/2006

Ok we have the subject of a good book now who's going to write it and a very good subject to a hit song. Your assignment Mr. Hunt if you decide to accept it, to write a song with chords and lyric. 

 

On one key ring 5 on another 5 also.

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 07/27/2020 19:51:24

Jul 27, 2020 - 7:54:32 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

14098 posts since 9/27/2007

I've got three on my car key fob. 2 for the front & one for the side door & a mail key.

Like Brian said you have to get your own mail but we get stellar service. 

A postal service is an important part of  a functioning democracy.

I have too many cards in my wallet. Not credit cards but a drivers license , birth certificate, 2 health cards, coffee card, customer cards, business cards, old gift card with $20 maybe & about 25 to 50 lotto tickets that say. Free play $1:00. !

I keep this one on a hook inside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDrdD3wrVqQ

Edited by - bubbalouie on 07/27/2020 19:59:15

Jul 27, 2020 - 10:27 PM

Paul R

Canada

13099 posts since 1/28/2010

Four separate "sets":
1. Front door key, garage doors key (outside and inside), bicycle roof rack key (last used on the first car '02-'11), plus one I have no idea about.
2. Car "key" (electronic opening and ignition)
3. Door key for the Kingston Memorial Centre, key to the Cycle Kingston office in the Memorial Centre
4. Community mailbox key (kept in the car).
Plus others including keys to various instrument cases.

Jul 28, 2020 - 1:29:37 AM

2850 posts since 4/29/2012

Just looked. 3: Front door Yale, front door mortice and "I wonder what this is - better keep it there until I figure it out". Drawer full of electronic key cards for various offices over the years. Only other key is the one to my man cave. That lives in the lock, on the inside so I can hide away with my banjos, guitars, books, computers etc.

Edited by - AndrewD on 07/28/2020 01:31:58

Jul 28, 2020 - 3:22:35 AM
Players Union Member

OM45GE

USA

100093 posts since 11/7/2007

I do have lots of other keys, but I don’t need to carry them around. There are keys to both motorcycles but I can only ride one at a time so I only take the key for whichever one I’m riding. Ditto for my wife’s car. I take the key for the ski rack or rooftop carrier if I’m using them. Otherwise, why would I want to carry them around?

The one item that’s on most of my key rings is a bottle opener. You never know when you’ll need to pop a cold one.

Jul 28, 2020 - 4:51:29 AM
Players Union Member

rinemb

USA

12476 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by 5B-Ranch

Ok we have the subject of a good book now who's going to write it and a very good subject to a hit song. Your assignment Mr. Hunt if you decide to accept it, to write a song with chords and lyric. 

 

On one key ring 5 on another 5 also.

 


I am working on it.   Got a few verses in mind, but not sure a direction I will go on melody.  Gospely, contemporary faith, old timey, country.   It's all rattling around, presently. Brad

Edited by - rinemb on 07/28/2020 04:54:56

Jul 28, 2020 - 5:47:10 AM
like this
Players Union Member

OM45GE

USA

100093 posts since 11/7/2007

My wife’s key ring: car key, Swiss Army Knife, unknown key, clown charm, our son’s artwork, hand sanitizer, cloth key fob, emergency whistle, two copies of house key, mini carabiner, 12 store loyalty cards (three of which are no longer in business).

My key ring: Car key, hippo bottle opener.

There may be some truth to the “opposites attract “ shibboleth”.  

Edited by - OM45GE on 07/28/2020 05:58:03

Page: 1  2   Last Page (2) 

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.3280029