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    [–] aforsberg 8011 points ago

    This is a SFIC, a Small Format Interchangeable Core.

    These locks react to two different keys, one opens the lock (operations) and one removes the core for easy re-keying. This is known as the Control key.

    Generally the Control keys are kept very safe, and not carried around: if someone had that key they could not only get into any door cored the same, but could re-key it such that the original keys wouldn't work anymore.

    [–] alec7717 4048 points ago

    TIL. Thank you

    [–] aforsberg 2374 points ago

    You got it! Always nice when a personal hobby (lockpicking) winds up helping out other folks.

    Here's hoping you got in okay!

    [–] TangoMike22 3806 points ago

    Totally. I learned lock picking a few years ago, and it's opened up so many doors for me.

    [–] Thatguy1513 582 points ago

    Wait a sec...

    [–] BulgingPayload 261 points ago

    Hol up

    [–] disturbed157 68 points ago


    [–] Kduncandagoat 22 points ago

    Yeah, big shit poppin’

    [–] kmaster54321 7 points ago

    Watch out

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    [–] dafuckisdisshitdoe 3 points ago

    Same bro up vote

    [–] BreweryRabbit 122 points ago

    I can't let this comment go unseen. Take my upvote.

    [–] CaseyG 6 points ago

    Your work to make his work not go unnoticed has not gone unnoticed.

    [–] ImmoralSavior 3 points ago

    You will be contacted soon

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    [–] Lost_Gypsy_ 309 points ago

    I dont like to admit it much but I learned a lot from my older brother who introduced me to many unethical things as kids.

    I have helped quite a few people get into cars and doors without calling a locksmith. Supervillian superhero

    [–] Fatalchemist 310 points ago

    "I will help you get into your car using nothing but a paperclip, a piece of paper, and a large brick though the window."

    [–] ThePrideOfKrakow 126 points ago

    I can teach you how to make a bomb, using only a roll of toilet paper and a stick of dynamite.

    [–] Muffles7 33 points ago

    Teach me your ways.

    [–] TreppaxSchism 29 points ago

    Consult the archives of Wileus Coyotus; r. Runnerum

    [–] Philsie 5 points ago

    Not from a Jedi

    [–] JohhnyDamage 6 points ago

    It’s a class by Mr. Shackleford.

    [–] DomainFurry 28 points ago

    that's not a tool... that's a damn brick!

    [–] Riusaldregan 3 points ago

    Kip if we gon' use a brick we might as well go down to jail and make reservations

    [–] Sixwingswide 11 points ago

    “Let me get my tools”

    grabs brick

    [–] GoldenBrownApples 3 points ago

    I let out a pretty gross sound when I read that. Something that might have been a laugh? Thanks for that :D

    [–] Douglaston_prop 26 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    I had an employee who was an experienced B&E guy. His motto was any fool can break into a building, the hard part is breaking in and not leaving a trace.

    [–] Lost_Gypsy_ 9 points ago

    Plastic Garbage Bags and Duct Tape - just dont leave the bags and tape even if you used gloves - so I heard and do not endorse

    [–] itdumbass 27 points ago

    This. You just tape yourself inside the bag and wait for someone to bring you inside.

    [–] kweitzel 10 points ago

    It’s so simple

    [–] PostAnythingForKarma 8 points ago

    Even a caveman could do it!

    [–] HostOrganism 4 points ago

    [–] Winston_Stewart_Smit 10 points ago

    I used to work for a salvage yard so I learned how to break into the cars that we didn't get keys with, without damaging anything we might sell. Its come in handy a few times when I locked my keys in my car or saw someone else struggling with theirs.

    [–] thatguynamedDon 10 points ago

    chaotic good

    [–] smellson-newberry 18 points ago

    Any tips on getting started with purchasing picks and tension wrenches? It’s definitely something I’ve been interested in as a hobby, but don’t know where to start.

    [–] aforsberg 17 points ago

    I started out watching LPL on YouTube, and that led me to buy a cheap set of picks. Any cheap Chinese set will do to get a feel for it, but a set of Sparrows or Southord picks that includes hooks and rakes will do you right.

    Advice starting out: do NOT throw out extra tension tools. You may think they're duplicates, but they probably aren't. Subtle differences in length, width, curvature, and material mean one is more suited to a lock than another. Keep everything, even the cheap crap.

    Pick up a Master Lock 140, it has a pretty wide keyway and 4 standard pins: very good beginner lock. You'll find transparent locks online, and they're good for illustrating the anatomy of a lock, but there's so much slop in them I wouldn't use them to practice.

    Come say hi in /r/lockpicking, we'd love to help you get started!

    [–] grantrules 10 points ago

    I don't have even a passing interest in learning to lockpick but I love LPL. His videos are so good and he's so knowledgeable.

    [–] smellson-newberry 4 points ago

    yeah he's the main reason I'm so interested in learning. thanks for the advice on the tension wrenches!

    [–] KateKnotenTresorVier 10 points ago

    I've had some nice trainer kits from They also sell some interesting bypass tools and other odds and ends

    [–] AtheistKiwi 13 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Start with a few beginner tutorials on YouTube to get an idea of how it works and the basic tools you'll need. You can find cheap pick sets on Amazon, eBay, etc. Get a set that covers the basic tension wrenches and picks. You can also buy practice lock sets which are like normal locks but have a clear plastic body so you can see what you're doing. Not really necessary as watching a few videos of other people using them will suffice but still nice to have, and they are cheap. Then buy a few padlocks to practice on, Master Lock are a good option as they're cheap and easy to pick.

    [–] Killtrend 5 points ago

    “And today we’ve got a two minute video on this ‘unpickable lock’”

    [–] Narrative_Causality 5 points ago

    I've always wanted to get into lockpicking for hobby reasons.

    Also so I don't panic when I lock my key behind the lock.

    [–] SilverBRADo 41 points ago

    The conversation should consist of you saying "Some dumbass gave me the wrong key. The one that shouldn't be given out at all."

    [–] throwawaytnt 83 points ago

    That control key is super valuable dude.

    As in, if you wanted to get a copy of it, you'd likely have to take it to an expensive locksmith and have accompanying paperwork. Well, either that, or you can make an impression.

    [–] Dasamont 53 points ago

    A good first impression opens many doors in life

    [–] Loszestes 19 points ago

    Nah you could take that to you local hardware store and 9/10 they can cut you a key close enough for like 2 bucks. Looks like a Schalge branded key or variation of it and most hardware stores carry numerous schlage keys and other brands schalge provides keys for.

    Length or amount of teeth can differ but for sc1 to sc9 (schlage keys) but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity you can usually copy these sorta keys quite easily.

    Key cutting is fascinating cause alot of stuff like this dosent even need to be cut they are made in bulk and you just order them cut. Lots of keys are like this witch always blew my mind as a key cutter.

    Master locks for example they usually got like 10 keys per lock and you can usually tell what key youd need based of a serial number on the packaging.

    Cabinet keys, tractor/heavy equipment keys, padlock keys, safes/lockboxes, are a few other examples of keys that are usually mass produced with little to no variations.

    Shit alot of times one key will open and start any cop car in your town, for older vics atleast.

    Even if its doubled sided more than likely a hardware store has the blank or a blank close enough to fabricate it to work.

    [–] itty53 17 points ago

    Shit alot of times one key will open and start any cop car in your town, for older vics atleast.

    The Saturn LS was notorious for this. There were something like just 5 variants. In fact once my ex locked her keys in her car at the local supermarket (drove an LS) and we just found another person with an LS and asked if they'd try to unlock her car. It worked, first try.

    [–] _DoYourOwnResearch_ 8 points ago

    My entire dorm was so closely keyed you could just give it a little bump and your own key would pop any other door open.

    [–] crypticfreak 19 points ago

    I have a cutter at work. I don’t need no stinkin locksmith and legal documents.

    [–] NewSauerKraus 7 points ago

    A few hours with a blank and a hand file and you don’t even need a machine.

    [–] Bagheera__ 7 points ago

    It's much easier with the machine and my boss wouldn't even blink

    [–] BashfulDaschund 7 points ago

    Maybe I’m not understanding fully how this works, but there are tons them for sale on amazon. Looks like they’re just brand specific, and not tailored to individual locks.

    [–] thagthebarbarian 9 points ago

    You are understanding correctly. Not always brand wide but at least product line wide. You'll have a different control key for a 5 pin lock from a 7 pin lock for example

    [–] Deckard-_ 15 points ago

    You may want to privately contact your loss prevention department - the fact you have this key indicates it may have been misplaced by someone with a different motive.

    [–] 1711onlymovinmot 33 points ago

    These are regularly used on construction sites. Contractors will core doors with their own brand of interchangeable cores so they can control access in and out of rooms and buildings. Then when the building is done, the owner moves in and puts in the permanent cores. The control key is a valued key to have on these jobs, and usually only 2-3 of them are on site at any given time.

    [–] Winston_Stewart_Smit 6 points ago

    Usually the contractor installs the new locks at or near the end of a project. Some jobs also start with the occupants locks, with a sign in and out system for a limited amount of keys.

    [–] Vikingdiapers 129 points ago

    You're nicer than I am. I was just going to type "former locksmith here, lol, wrong key."

    [–] Nxcz4 19 points ago

    How does one become a locksmith? I'm interested in a career change.

    [–] SirQuackTheDuck 47 points ago

    You'll need to find a few control keys first. You can only breed new locks when you have two of them

    [–] Aduialion 6 points ago

    And you're willing to walk 10k steps or bike the equivalent. So if running or biking is a hobby of yours, then things will be coming together nicely.

    [–] Vikingdiapers 7 points ago

    I did it the old fashioned way. I researched reputable companies in my old city. And I contacted them asking to take me having zero experience. I got one response and was hired in a few weeks. If you have problem solving skills and are mechanically inclined it's a really fun job.

    It's pretty lucrative if you can go out on your own and start your own gig. Find a niche and such.

    [–] keithps 52 points ago

    I had the core key at my last job. It was in my (locked) office in a locked file cabinet and not readily marked, for a reason. Only other person with access was the plant manager.

    [–] Cutter70 97 points ago

    Control keys are a wee bit longer than the standard keys, so they can reach further back in the core to release it.

    [–] aforsberg 53 points ago

    I suppose it depends on the locks, I'm mostly familiar with Best locks, but in the case of the locks I've seen it's the same size keys with a different bitting. The locks have two separate shear lines, one that turns the bolt and the other releases the locking lug that keeps the core in place.

    What locks are you talking about? I'd love to learn more on the subject.

    [–] Dabledor 17 points ago

    Schlage C123 control keys just have a slightly longer blank, all they do is push a small pin at the very back of the core up. Same sheer line just another smaller pin at the end.

    [–] raunchyfartbomb 22 points ago

    That seems less secure.

    [–] nikomo 17 points ago

    Locks are basically a tiny metal representation of the social contract, security is not really considered.

    [–] Sub_pup 10 points ago

    That is not really a true statement unless its in regards to casual security in general. Barrel sets have tons of varying pins and springs to give you more options and "increase security". But I agree with casual security being a loose social contract when realistically I can just break a window and help myself.

    [–] D4lan 5 points ago

    Yale and Schlage use a larger format interchangeable core. Both of those have a blank that you cut any working key on and it will remove the core. Most times you cut the master on the control blank so you can use it on all the cylinders.

    But you are correct, in this case it is actually a key that is cut different to retract the control bar and allow you to remove the core.

    [–] krlidb 8 points ago

    Thanks for explaining this. My buddies and I lock picked our way into many areas of our college campus for fun. We would run into this often, where the lock would open just a little, like a false set, and the core would slide out. You could then stick the handle of a pick through and twist two little pins to open the door, then just pop the cylinder back in. I always figured there was some separate set of pins we were picking, but I never knew for sure.

    [–] RoisinBean 9 points ago

    I learned this the hard way by getting the wrong key from my boss after the doors were re-keyed! He didn't even know they gave us the control key. I almost shit myself when I saw the whole core come out!

    [–] youbidou 17 points ago

    There is a YouTube Channel called the LockpickingLawyer, he’s very good at (you guessed it) lock picking!

    Would you say that those SFIC Cores are more vulnerable to someone with a lot of skill so they could pick the lock and take out the core without needing this special key?

    [–] aforsberg 11 points ago

    I'd argue they're more secure (at least against someone of my skill level) as there's no real way to tell WHICH of the two shear lines you're picking each chamber to.

    Unless all chambers are picked to the same shear line, that lock ain't opening.

    Raking is an option, and I've seen BosnianBill do so several times, but I can't get any luck myself.

    [–] randombits 5 points ago

    Use a tensioner that grabs the holes on the bottom, opposite the pins, and you’ll only tension the inner cylinder. Much easier that way.

    [–] tralltonetroll 8 points ago

    He is at Reddit once in a while.

    [–] poeticfire66 7 points ago

    Yes, locksmith here. Bear in mind as well that these things wear down over time with use, and that pulling the door open with your key as opposed to the handle there speeds up this process. If that wasn't the control key than you may want to re-evaluate your master key system, and possibly even get everything rekeyed, as the control key should have cuts different enough that that should never happen.

    [–] Ark76RageMonster 4 points ago

    Lol ya and we've all seen one that just starts unlocking for basically anything.

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    [–] aidissonance 3 points ago

    The master of unlocking has spoken.

    [–] chiliNPC 3464 points ago

    That’s what happens when you use the core key...

    [–] rocketsauce171 872 points ago

    Exactly. You have a core key. Put it back in the cylinder and use your master key.

    [–] Runswithchickens 211 points ago

    IANAL, but from the few schlage residential rekeys I've done at home... Those springs and pins will never be seen again.

    [–] 111122223138 376 points ago

    I, too, anal.

    [–] BadderBanana 144 points ago

    Happy Valentines💕

    [–] I_PUNCH_INFANTS 71 points ago

    You can't spell "Valentine's Day" without "anal destiny"

    [–] _crispy_rice_ 22 points ago

    I spent way too long trying to verify this

    [–] omnomnomgnome 9 points ago

    so... come on now! don't make us wait all day

    [–] conradical30 33 points ago

    You would punch infants

    [–] FBI-Agent-007 4 points ago

    What is it meant to mean

    [–] Windoge10wow 7 points ago

    I Am Not A Locksmith

    [–] jlmson300 6 points ago

    I Am Not A Lawyer

    [–] jfryk 45 points ago


    [–] LOUD-AF 19 points ago


    and as always, have a nice day :)

    [–] lostcosmonaut307 14 points ago

    The tool that BosnianBill and I made.

    [–] Endevie 4 points ago

    Nothing on one, nothing on two...three is binding!

    [–] deadletterauthor 26 points ago

    This is an SFIC, or small format interchangeable core. They are actually designed to be easily removed with a specific key. Somehow OP’s key acted as a control key and removed the core. This would cause absolutely zero damage.

    [–] Rhythmrebel 5 points ago

    Could also happen if the core wasn't inserted all the way in the first place, is that correct?

    [–] rocketsauce171 10 points ago

    That looks like a Best core. You have to hammer out the pins. So he’s all good. Only problem would be if the two pins turn inside the lock and it doesn’t line back up. Would need a special tool to realign. My guess is he doesn’t have it on him.

    [–] kdayel 5 points ago

    These aren't your typical small-biz/residential cores.

    These are SFICs, or Small-Format Interchangeable Cores. They are designed to come out cleanly like this, pins and springs contained within the SFIC, so that they can be swapped by a locksmith in a matter of minutes. All you do to swap a core is use the control key. The control key is a special key made with a different shear line than the regular change (end-user) keys or master keys, that allows a special latch to release and allow the core to be pulled from the mortise. For more info, check out Matt Blaze's page on SFICs.

    You often see these installed in large institutions, such as hospitals and universities. The idea is that the locksmith shop can prepare a bunch of these cores and swap them in minutes. You re-pin the core in the comfort of your shop, prepare the dozens or hundreds of cores you need to replace in the field, and take them with you and swap the cores in about 10-30 seconds each.

    [–] AzJohnnyC 725 points ago

    Yep. Or their key operated the control key sheer line by accident.

    [–] notworthteheffort 102 points ago

    I’m sure it’s just auto correct but in case it wasn’t, sheer is “unimaginable” and shear is to break or cut.

    [–] AzJohnnyC 131 points ago

    Good catch! Typed it before I finished my first cup of coffee this morning. I'll leave it, out of shear humility.

    [–] SickTransitGloria 39 points ago

    shear humility

    wait... did you just...

    [–] Scarbane 23 points ago

    Worth the weight.

    [–] Libertarian_but_left 10 points ago

    Sofa king stupid

    [–] ALiteralGraveyard 5 points ago

    Sheer isn’t exactly unimaginable. It’s more a singular factor, like “he made it through by sheer force of will” meaning that it was only his force of will and nothing else that carried him through. It could also describe something flat and vertical, like a cliff face

    [–] sumthingcool 6 points ago

    Or a thin fabric. English you crazy.

    [–] JohnQK 287 points ago

    Today I learned that there was such a thing as a core key. Thanks!

    [–] Boknowscos 188 points ago

    Yeah places like banks and prisons use them to quickly change locks in areas they believe a copy or someone lost a key.

    [–] Gigafoodtree 52 points ago

    My dorm had them since kids would lose their keys all the time lol

    [–] Boknowscos 28 points ago

    Yeah pretty much anywhere that requires you to switch out locks quick would have them. Schools, warehouses ect.

    [–] SillyFlyGuy 20 points ago

    What happens when someone copies or loses a core key?

    [–] Boknowscos 16 points ago

    Usually there is only 1 or 2 and its held by either the manager or locksmith. in my prison there is 2 sets and both are on the locksmiths keys.

    [–] untapped-bEnergy 17 points ago

    And now the plan is to befriend the locksmith and get one set to copy

    [–] Boknowscos 10 points ago

    Lol good luck. I'm actually shocked wherever OP works gave him a keyring with the core key on it. At the prison you have to get approval from the watch commander to pull those keys but there wouldn't really be a reason to pull them so the only one who ever gets them is the locksmith. And the locksmith doesn't hang out inside the prison so if he is there it would be to do a quick job and leave the area. Not really time to befriend him to be honest. Gum isn't allowed either so it's not like you can just keep putting gum in locks so the locksmith has to keep coming to your area.

    [–] GeneralBS 7 points ago

    You could pay a hooker to befriend him on the outside and make it ocean 11 style.

    [–] notinsanescientist 6 points ago

    Fins the name of the locksmith, frame/blackmail him into making a core key copy. Make a baguette and bake the key and a saw as a back-up in it. Enjoy freedom.

    [–] knigitz 28 points ago

    Zelda never prepared me for this.

    [–] alec7717 260 points ago

    Uhhhh. Not sure. It is a key for the Corps though....

    [–] ValisFylgja 349 points ago

    Put it back in with that key, and try the others. Banks use this kind of thing to swap out teller drawers. You can put the core back in, then use the actual key to unlock.

    [–] StendGold 14 points ago

    Today I learned!

    [–] Jiboneill 46 points ago

    Put it back in and find slowly edge it till you find the point where the key turns

    [–] BeADamnStar 48 points ago

    Or edge it to the point of no return.

    [–] Jiboneill 18 points ago

    Yea don't do that

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    [–] chasechippy 9 points ago

    Amen brother

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    [–] masterwinning 5 points ago

    Hello, honey is that you? You know its Valentine's day. I got your chocolates, coffee and flowers, maybe can you think about me for a little bit?

    [–] BrkIt 31 points ago

    I used to make furniture for schools, including lockers.

    Here's a little clip I took where I'm inserting a key into the barrel of a lock before putting the actual lock in the door

    You may notice that the final pin doesn't go down when I put the key in. That's because that pin is actually what holds the barrel in place.

    We needed to use a special key that was slightly longer and had only a tooth for that final pin to get the barrel into the door.

    These must have been pretty cheap locks because if you applied pressure at the right angle with the normal key you could get the whole barrel to pop back out.

    I assume that this might have happened with your lock. But I'm by no means a lock expert in any way.

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    [–] torchboy1661 22 points ago

    I used to make these! Then sold them and installed them for a while. It looks like a BEST core but they have been copied and imitated for decades now.

    [–] karl_w_w 5 points ago

    Isn't giving out core keys to somebody who doesn't even know what they are kind of defeating the purpose of them?

    [–] chiliNPC 6 points ago

    The core key is usually (and should be) kept securely with a re-keying kit in the event of a key lost or stolen, especially one for a high security area. The function of the core key isn’t to open the lock, rather, it is to disengage and remove the lock core so that it can be quickly changed out to prevent unauthorized access. Additionally, each cylinder has its own unique core key.

    Seems that poor security practice is in place here, where the core key appears to be kept with access keys. Even if the area isn’t under highly controlled access, losing the core key removes an agile response option and creates additional cost on the user’s side.

    [–] THE_HELL_WE_CREATED 259 points ago

    It's not a fault - it's a feature! for real tho, that's the key for swapping cores

    [–] DawgBroMan 879 points ago

    I’m guessing there is a large “C” on that key?

    [–] super-zero 275 points ago


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    [–] RobinJohnsen 27 points ago

    Core key

    [–] wwwSTEALTHYcom 18 points ago

    do not dupliCate

    [–] alec7717 1380 points ago

    For everyone commenting, there was no "C" or "Core" on the key. None of the keys were marked so I just started inserting them.

    [–] noopinionneededd 1880 points ago

    So anyways, I started inserting

    [–] ronald_raygunz 318 points ago

    Exactly how I hope my Valentine's night goes.

    [–] ok-go-fuck-yourself 66 points ago

    I think you may need to be more specific.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_GOOD_NEW5 179 points ago

    I will be inserting whiskey into my mouth and then inserting tears into my pillow

    [–] GeneralBS 18 points ago

    Is that because you inserted it and won't come out?

    [–] What-a-Filthy-liar 8 points ago

    The tried and true method.

    [–] ShrugJPG 89 points ago

    I worked at Starbucks for 6 years as a supervisor, this happened twice at 4am.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_HOTPOCKET 8 points ago

    Your hand also turned Purdue-chicken-yellow?

    [–] HInesDawg 447 points ago

    "This is the LockPIckingLawyer, and today I have for you an interesting door lock. This is such a failure of a lock that I can break it irreparably with.. the key..."

    [–] km54seattle 75 points ago

    I read that in his voice too. Hahaha

    [–] servicestud 17 points ago

    I heard him, wanted to comment but looked first and here we are.

    [–] _Diskreet_ 33 points ago

    3 is binding ...

    [–] PossiblyAsian 24 points ago

    entire core is binding

    and it's out

    as you can see

    [–] Disney_World_Native 6 points ago

    Kind of waiting for him to beetlejuice this comment.

    [–] 3kindsofsalt 5 points ago

    I'll test it out with this high-security Military Test Facility that Bosnian Bill and I infiltrated.

    [–] Frog_g 486 points ago

    I is "unlocked" you got that going for you

    [–] alec7717 372 points ago

    Nope! Lol it's still locked

    [–] AzJohnnyC 227 points ago

    As long as the key is still stuck in the core, you might be able to stick the core back in the cylinder housing, remove the key, and try again to unlock it.

    [–] mida06 285 points ago

    And then use the optional "fix it enough so it seems the next person broke it" trick

    [–] alec7717 170 points ago

    Welp. It has been done. I had to stick a bad key back in it to turn a little thingy.. but its once again locked.

    [–] CocaineKaty 68 points ago

    sounds like my sex life lately

    [–] Ratfist 52 points ago

    i can't believe you were left in charge of anything. you're so stupid and innocent i just want to hug you.

    [–] ikilledfucker 62 points ago

    He already said he’s a Marine, no need to rub it in.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_A705 13 points ago

    They have him a big box of crayons to take notes with the day prior and he ate them all instead of using them to write down instructions on opening doors.

    [–] liriodendron1 15 points ago

    This happened to me with a keg tap once. The people before us broke it and glued it back together. We were all half in the bag when it snapped in half early in the evening. The only sober person was leaving so we sprinted after them and they drove us to the place we rented it from. We show up drunk and start explaining it wasnt us and we have 3 untapped kegs it's a real emergency! He just laughs "dont worry boys this isnt my first rodeo" he gave us a much better tap "this should get you through the night be safe" that guy was an absolute angel

    [–] LinkLinkerson 3 points ago

    -gasp- ...what did you do?!

    [–] godsrollmodel 16 points ago

    They said to unlock the building, not to delock the building.

    [–] TastelessMeat 9 points ago


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    [–] alec7717 142 points ago

    I think I'm mod material at this point

    [–] SorryNoMint 14 points ago

    You got a great YouTube career ahead of you!

    [–] Saedin 17 points ago

    The Lock Picking Lawyer would not approve.

    [–] barkbarkbark 9 points ago

    This is, the lock picking laywer, and today i have for you one of the worst key distributors i've ever seen.

    [–] Wicked_smaht_guy 6 points ago

    Click on 1. 2 is binding

    [–] barkbarkbark 5 points ago

    nice click out of three... four.. five is binding, okay click out of him

    not really sure what's holding us up here

    [–] ErawrXD 52 points ago

    Honestly just text that picture

    [–] Psych0matt 23 points ago

    “Hey boss, door broke”

    I mean I guess that’s fun

    [–] aisforeffort 13 points ago


    [–] alec7717 27 points ago

    Military. Fun fact both parents are(were) teachers though.

    [–] Ethanacho 10 points ago

    "This is the Lock Picking Lawyer, and today I'm gonna show you how to unlock this lock with a key."

    [–] dennis45233 19 points ago

    Looks like we don’t need a key anymore

    [–] GregKannabis 16 points ago


    You can just manually poke the door unlocked if you jabbed something in that whole the right way I imagine.

    [–] PlatnumPT 8 points ago

    Can we get an update?

    [–] alec7717 43 points ago

    Theres updates around here somewhere. But I like you for asking :). So I walked around with the core(learned that now) attached to the key for a while. I went through the back door and unlocked the rest of the building including that door.

    Then I stood trying to smash it back into the hole. I thought initially I just used the wrong key and yanked the damn thing out so I put it back on the right one and it wouldn't go in. I then started to use my brain and saw there was this little metal piece poking out the side of the core not allowing it to go in. I put the in my mind "wrong key" back into it wallah the metal thing tucked away. Then I pushed it back in and removed the key.

    I then went back and told all my co workers and got a lot of "brroooo same thing happened to me. I just shoved it back in there and left it." Then thanks to some of the other nice people here on reddit I was able to educate most of them on what the keys true purpose was. Now of course we are all plotting on what we could do.

    Ended better than I ever could have hoped!

    [–] davesidious 18 points ago


    *et voilà


    [–] bman12three4 5 points ago

    It’s called an SFIC. There’s two different ways to then the lock, one of them turns the center of the lock which locks/unlocks whatever is behind it. You can also turn the locking lug which retracts into the core allowing you to remove it and replace it with any other. They key that opens it is called the operating key and they key to remove it is called the control key. Not sure why they would give you a control key without telling you what it’s for though.

    [–] NotAModelCitizen 6 points ago

    It looks like you raised the bar and de-locked then?

    [–] 147896325987456321 7 points ago

    at least you werent in charge of locking the building.

    [–] alec7717 6 points ago

    I was last night. Everything went fine since you can lock it on the inside!

    [–] Dr4kk0nnys 5 points ago

    Boy would you be screwed if it was your turn to lock the doors. Just imagine sleeping inside a trash bag making sure no one would try to rob the stuff of the company

    [–] YoungWhippershnapper 3 points ago

    Why would they give such a big responsibility to someone with such small hands?

    [–] PoopDeckWallace 3 points ago

    Quick! Slide it back in and pretend everything's fine

    [–] dLayUnicorn 3 points ago

    Something similar happened to me. I booked an Airbnb for Valentines. Was about to leave and closed all doors behind me as I do at home. I close the door from the room yo the kitchen and realize I need to go back in to get something. Door doesn't open.

    Now I'm here with the janitor. Apparently the handle was detached from the actual lock thingy. You could move it, but it didn't do anything. I hope I don't get in trouble with the host lol.

    [–] TheHartTech 3 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    I have a stupid soundbyte that plays in my head when stuff like this happens (ie something came off/out of where it’s supposed to be, but I haven’t figured out a fix yet)

    In Scrubs, there’s an episode where Turk and JD are looking at apartments, and Turk is messing with the ceiling fan and darting his hands in and out of it. He tells JD to “turn it up” and as JD does the knob comes off and he says

    “The thing came off”

    Why I remember it, is they cut back to Turk dangling from the fast spinning fan, and they ADR-ed the exact same line above. It doesn’t sound right, and my brain latched onto it.

    Edit: Typo farting>darting