You are all ready for your birthday party, and just have to leave your home. However things just don’t seem to run in your favor as you can’t find your car keys anywhere! This is a common scenario, not finding your car or home keys at the last minute.
This is really annoying, but something practically everyone goes through at least once in their lives. To top it all, you get really stressed losing your car or home keys as you worry about it landing in the wrong hands to gain unnecessary access to your car or home.
So to prevent you going through the same ordeal, here is a list of the top 10 easy ways to lose your keys. Once you know these ways/places, you will know where to look the next time you or someone you know loses their keys!
1. The purse
This applies only to ladies and men whose wives carry their keys for them. A woman’s purse is always full of stuff, where you can find and literally lose anything in it. So it’s not difficult to lose your keys in a woman’s purse where you need to take out everything else in the purse to locate them.
2. In drawers
If you want to lose keys, your drawers are definitely another prospective place to lose them. No matter what is in those drawers, it’s not difficult to lose a set of keys in them. To top it all, no matter how much or thorough your search may be, most of the time, no one finds the keys in the first search. It’s only after checking the drawers a few time will you find them lying inconspicuously on top of your stuff!
3. The changing room
The changing room is another easy place to lose your keys mainly because there’s no provision to place your keys and belongings while you change. You just place your keys, purse or cell phone on an available ledge, hook or floor space.
After changing and taking a look at yourself in the mirror, you just pick up the bigger pieces like your purse and cell phone and leave your keys there! This is why changing rooms are till today one of the most common places for people to lose their keys.
4. While traveling on the bus
The bus is the most common, cheap and convenient means of travel today. In addition to all this, it’s also one of the famous places for losing keys. People lose their keys in buses while climbing into the bus and finding a seating place for themselves.
Even if you hold your keys tight, you may place them on the seat beside you wherein a beefy guy sits on it. You forget all about the keys as you are engrossed in your cell phone and just pick up your cell phone and purse and get off the bus while your keys remain in the bus.
5. Counter top
Many people lose their keys in the shopping mall while placing them on the counter to get their wallet. They then leave with their purchases and payment receipt while the keys remain on the counter. However this is a really risky place to lose your keys as the chances of your retrieving them is very low considering the number of people visiting the mall! It’s better to keep your car keys in your purse all the time when you are in the mall or keep it firmly around your fingers
6. Dark and mysterious places
It’s so exciting and romantic going to a night club or darkly lit restaurant that you just might forget to zip up your wallet, key holder or purse properly. This folly leads to a high chance of your keys falling out and your not noticing it later on. To make things difficult, it’s not easy for you to retrieve your keys from here as there’s so many places the keys may fall into, and it’s too dark for anyone to see or notice anything.
Most people on a vacation drive and park their car in the airport, and then head off to their vacation. As they will not be using their car there, they forget to safely keep their keys throughout the vacation. It’s only after their holidaying, when they return home that they remember and notice that their keys are missing.
This is a very dangerous but common phenomenon which happens to holidaymakers. If they are lucky and the keys don’t reach the wrong hands, they just have to get new ones made to drive their car back home. However things can get much worse if their keys fall in the wrong hands!
8. Drainage system
It’s very common for a person to drop their keys in the sewerage, never to find them again. It usually happens when you stand over a sewer with the keys dangling from the chain in your hand. As a key, or set of keys may slip from your hand and fall into the sewer, there’s a high chance that they’d fallen into a sewer if you can’t find them anywhere.
9. In someone else’s home
How many times have you gone to someone else’s home only to find out that you’d forgotten your house keys on returning home? There’s nothing much you can do now but to reverse and go to your friend’s home and wish you find your keys there!
10. The car ignition
This is by far the silliest and easiest place to lose one’s keys. Many a time, people turn off the engine but forget to take out its keys from the ignition when alighting. They just pick up their belongings, close the door and head inside. It’s only when you need the car for the next trip, and you go looking for them do you notice them in the ignition. So this is why it’s suggested to check the ignition first, and the rest of these places, if you notice your car keys are missing.