Monday, July 13, 2015
my neighbour was caught out without keys to his front gate at 11pm the other nite. he came over to ask if i have a saw which he planned to saw thru the padlock.
i don't have one & suggested he tried calling a locksmith who was willing to make house calls. the 3rd one that we contacted agreed to come & said upfront he was charging RM90.
he came over on his motorbike after 30mins & proceeded to tinker & pick the lock, eventually drilling & scraping at the key slot. i joke with my neighbour, an ENT specialist, that what the locksmith was doing is not too different from what he did at surgery - drilling & scraping.
the lock was picked after about 20mins, to my neighbour's relief. i don't think he relished the idea of spending the nite at my place.
& he whispered that he would have gladly paid even up to 2-3 times had the locksmith demanded that.