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stevieray
02-12-2006, 12:27 PM
when you go into a convienence store or a bank?

if so, why?

KcMizzou
02-12-2006, 12:28 PM
no... bad habit, but I never have.

Katipan
02-12-2006, 12:28 PM
Because I live in Arizona. :)

Dunit35
02-12-2006, 12:29 PM
Nope. The way I see it if someone wants my piece of junk truck they can have it. It's fully insured and I would make fun of them for taking it. I always leave it running when I go into places too.

BigMeatballDave
02-12-2006, 12:29 PM
No. I drive a '98 Buick Century. Granny mobile. Who would want that?

unlurking
02-12-2006, 12:30 PM
Of course, I leave too much good shit in there and my insurance prolly won't replace stolen items if the door was left unlocked.

Dunit35
02-12-2006, 12:30 PM
If I locked my truck I'd forget to take the keys out and would have to crawl through the sliding glass window. I used to be able to fit through it but since I gained 25 pounds I can no longer fit through it and have to wait on an unsuspecting lady to get in there. Good conversation starter too.

stevieray
02-12-2006, 12:31 PM
Because I live in Arizona. :)

when we lived in Phoenix, we were advised to make sure you chose wisely when it came to body shops...supposedly people would use your car to run drugs from Mexico and claim it was stolen if anything happened.

you ever hear of something like that?

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 12:31 PM
Bob Dole has an interesting story on this topic.

Frazod
02-12-2006, 12:31 PM
I lived in Chicago for 10 years. I lock my car when I'm putting gas in it. :spock:

milkman
02-12-2006, 12:32 PM
About 11-12 years ago, the foreman at my job ran a case of H&H creamers to a 7-11 in his car.

He left it unlocked when he went inside, came out less that 5 minutes later, and the car was gone.

Nzoner
02-12-2006, 12:35 PM
Yes,my vehicle doubles as my office during deadline days,so normally there is always something of value within quick reach.

Mr. Laz
02-12-2006, 12:37 PM
yes ... because i want to make it harder on the thieves who might try and steal it.

cdcox
02-12-2006, 12:41 PM
I broke both my locks on my truck by slim-jimming into it when I've locked my keys in. They will work from the inside but not with the key. So I never lock my truck. I sometimes leave my laptop when I go in for coffee, but am watching it pretty much the whole time. If I'm going to the grocery store or something, I have to carry it in. What a PITA.

JBucc
02-12-2006, 12:42 PM
Mine locks itself when I close the door. Otherwise I wouldn't.

Edit: nevermind it only locks itself when it is started and I'm in it.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 12:42 PM
I broke both my locks on my truck by slim-jimming into it when I've locked my keys in.

Campus police jacked up my driver's side lock. :cuss:

cdcox
02-12-2006, 12:43 PM
Campus police jacked up my driver's side lock. :cuss:

Yeah, they busted one of mine, and I did the other.

Bwana
02-12-2006, 12:45 PM
Every time. I keep a bunch of CD's in there not to metion an ultra light snub nose .45 in the center council.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 12:47 PM
Campus police jacked up my driver's side lock. :cuss:
Never EVER use a slim jim on the drivers side. Only idiots do that.

Frazod
02-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Never EVER use a slim jim on the drivers side. Only idiots do that.

Or you could just not lock your keys in the car in the first place.

Granted, that's much easier to do when you use the controller on the key ring to lock them.

stevieray
02-12-2006, 12:50 PM
Never EVER use a slim jim on the drivers side. Only idiots do that.

I must say it's refreshing to see you bonding.

Bearcat
02-12-2006, 12:51 PM
Yes, because life couldn't go on without my CDs/mp3 discs.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 12:51 PM
I must say it's refreshing to see you bonding.
Oh Goddamnit! You started that shit the LAST time you were here. Just when I thought I missed you on the board too ...

:p

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 12:52 PM
Yes, because life couldn't go on without my CDs/mp3 discs.

You don't keep backups? :spock:

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 12:53 PM
Or you could just not lock your keys in the car in the first place.

Granted, that's much easier to do when you use the controller on the key ring to lock them.
I carry two sets of car keys in my pocket for just such dumbassery. My car is old and I don't have a lazy person's push button lock controller thingymabobber.

Frazod
02-12-2006, 12:55 PM
I carry two sets of car keys in my pocket for just such dumbassery. My car is old and I don't have a lazy person's push button lock controller thingymabobber.

They came with the car, junior. What, am I not supposed to use it?

Hell, I don't even know if my car has keyholes. :D

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 12:56 PM
They came with the car, junior. What, am I not supposed to use it?

Hell, I don't even know if my car has keyholes. :D
ROFL

Junior?

You better be older than 41, mister.

Skip Towne
02-12-2006, 12:57 PM
I keep a spare door key in a magnet box attached to the bumper.

Frazod
02-12-2006, 12:58 PM
ROFL

Junior?

You better be older than 41, mister.

You're older than me?

And here I was thinking you and gochiefs were twins. ROFL

JBucc
02-12-2006, 12:58 PM
I keep a spare door key in a magnet box attached to the bumper.I keep mine under the floor rug

go bowe
02-12-2006, 12:58 PM
Every time. I keep a bunch of CD's in there not to metion an ultra light snub nose .45 in the center council.an ultra light .45?

good lawd, that thing must have a hell of a kick...

Sure-Oz
02-12-2006, 12:59 PM
everytime

morphius
02-12-2006, 01:00 PM
ROFL

Junior?

You better be older than 41, mister.
Damn, I didn't know you were old.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 01:01 PM
You're older than me?

And here I was thinking you and gochiefs were twins. ROFL
Nut hooks!

If I ever meet you, expect a kick in the junk for that comment.

Skip Towne
02-12-2006, 01:01 PM
ROFL

Junior?

You better be older than 41, mister.
I think he meant mental age, Junior.

Frazod
02-12-2006, 01:02 PM
Nut hooks!

If I ever meet you, expect a kick in the junk for that comment.

:fire:

JBucc
02-12-2006, 01:02 PM
I think he meant mental age, Junior.I thought he was talking about sexual maturity

morphius
02-12-2006, 01:03 PM
I always lock my doors, always have. I normally have my bowling balls in the trunk and would hate to replace them, because you know insurance never seems to cover things just sitting in the trunk. Not that I'm worried that someone would want them, but I'm sure they could have some fun tossing them down the road into cars and the like. Plus, they just ain't cheap.

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 01:03 PM
I think he meant mental age, Junior.
Is it hard to type and drink your Metamucil at the same time?

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 01:04 PM
I thought he was talking about sexual maturity

High five anyone?

Bwana
02-12-2006, 01:09 PM
an ultra light .45?

good lawd, that thing must have a hell of a kick...

Honestly, not bad at all. On the other hand, the pistol I shoot the most is a .454 Casull so a .45 is like shooting a pea shooter after the Casull gets done ripping your hand from the wrist. :)

Braincase
02-12-2006, 01:40 PM
High five anyone?

Never high five a guy that has no girl friend... and claims he doesn't need one.

Count Alex's Losses
02-12-2006, 01:57 PM
Never high five a guy that has no girl friend... and claims he doesn't need one.

I could use one.

ENDelt260
02-12-2006, 02:45 PM
No. I drive a '98 Buick Century. Granny mobile. Who would want that?
My first car was an 87 Buick Century. That car kicked ass.

Bearcat
02-12-2006, 02:46 PM
You don't keep backups? :spock:


The mp3s are on my laptop, too.... but no, I've never spent the time backing up music cds... I just lock my doors instead :p

ENDelt260
02-12-2006, 02:47 PM
I lived in Chicago for 10 years. I lock my car when I'm putting gas in it. :spock:
When I'm gassing up I leave the door open, sit on the seat, and listen to Tool just loud enough to annoy my fellow customers.

ENDelt260
02-12-2006, 02:49 PM
Never EVER use a slim jim on the drivers side. Only idiots do that.
Maybe only idiots break the lock...

Bearcat
02-12-2006, 02:51 PM
Hell, I don't even know if my car has keyholes. :D

Exactly... and the remote lock makes the task that much more mindless.

Hell, I have remote start, too... if I didn't have to put the key in to drive away, I wouldn't need a key at all :p

Frosty
02-12-2006, 02:59 PM
Hell, I don't even know if my car has keyholes. :D

Mine doesn't have keyholes on the passenger side, which I didn't realize until I had it a few months. You have to unlock it with the remote or from inside.

RedThat
02-12-2006, 03:21 PM
I lock my car. Most of the time. It all depends where I am. And what time of the day.

If Im going around the corner to the nearest convience store by my house, I wouldn't consider locking my car.

On the other hand, if Im in a bad area surrounded by smug, i.e., drug busts, killings, robbery, you damn bet Im gonna lock my car!

4th and Long
02-12-2006, 04:00 PM
Maybe only idiots break the lock...
Or ... maybe most car manufacturers put the wiring harness in the drivers door ...

Baby Lee
02-12-2006, 04:23 PM
Yes
but then again, it just involves pushing a button on my fob when I put my keys in my pockets, then pushing a different button when I retrieve my keys upon return.

banyon
02-12-2006, 04:36 PM
Yeah.

I'm from Memphis.

I lock my doors while I'm inside and driving under 60 mph.

You never know when that "moving carjack" is coming for ya.

Prince22
02-12-2006, 04:48 PM
why not?

Logical
02-12-2006, 07:18 PM
Yes, I lock my car any time I get out of it except in the garage, hell sometimes even then. It is just a good habit. With the remote locks there is no excuse for not locking a car.

Bob Dole
02-12-2006, 07:30 PM
Always lock it with the remote. It's just a habit.

Bob Dole never locked his convertibles, though.

greg63
02-12-2006, 10:44 PM
The last time I locked my car it took me three hours to get my family out. :banghead:

luv
02-12-2006, 10:50 PM
The last time I locked my car it took me three hours to get my family out. :banghead:
Your wife couldn't figure out how to unlock it, or was it just your kides when they were little?

NJ Chief Fan
02-12-2006, 10:51 PM
should i :shrug:

Saulbadguy
02-13-2006, 07:11 AM
Yes. Just a habit. I lock it anytime noone is in it.

jAZ
02-13-2006, 08:39 AM
Because I live in Arizona. :)
Ditto.

Skip Towne
02-13-2006, 08:52 AM
Here's a tip. When you go to Bryants BBQ, ALWAYS lock your car. Sometimes even that doesn't help. While I was working in KC, I took a fellow tech to Bryant's and he fell in love and started going there often. The third time they broke the window out of his mini van and stole his DeWalt drill.

Saulbadguy
02-13-2006, 08:54 AM
Here's a tip. When you go to Bryants BBQ, ALWAYS lock your car. Sometimes even that doesn't help. While I was working in KC, I took a fellow tech to Bryant's and he fell in love and started going there often. The third time they broke the window out of his mini van and stole his DeWalt drill.
Daylight or not?

Garcia Bronco
02-13-2006, 09:00 AM
when you go into a convienence store or a bank?

if so, why?

Yes...because items could be stolen out of it.

Skip Towne
02-13-2006, 09:16 AM
Daylight or not?
Broad daylight. When my ex and I used to go there we'd get our order to go and one of us would stay in the car.

Danush
02-13-2006, 09:21 AM
when you go into a convienence store or a bank?

if so, why?

Why not? Just in case.

kregger
02-13-2006, 12:45 PM
When I'm gassing up I leave the door open, sit on the seat, and listen to Tool just loud enough to annoy my fellow customers.
That wouldn't annoy me. I find that TOOL is one of those bands that should always be played LOUD.
And, yes, I always lock the doors unless my mind has a blip.

TheBurryMan
02-13-2006, 12:48 PM
Yes.

I've actually had my SUV stolen when I had it parked right in front of a convenience store once. They didn't get far though, and thankfully they didn't go on some wild goose chase with the police when they were being pulled over.

cadmonkey
02-13-2006, 01:19 PM
Yes, because I live in a shitty area.

Rain Man
02-13-2006, 02:04 PM
I lock my car any time I leave it, even if it's just for a couple of minutes.

Sometimes I wonder how effective that is, though, with it being a convertible and all.

Jilly
02-13-2006, 02:24 PM
yes, because of that stupid urban legend about the girl getting gas and the guy getting in the back seat and murdering her....
I also look under the car before I get in, in case someone is under there waiting to slash my ankle....

SquirrellyBastard
02-13-2006, 02:25 PM
Yeah.

I'm from Memphis.

I lock my doors while I'm inside and driving under 60 mph.

You never know when that "moving carjack" is coming for ya.


This is good to know. I just moved to Memphis.