The Anonymous Widower

Home To A Kafkaesque Situation

I got back from holiday last night and with great difficulty managed to get in using my key, as the lock was so stiff.

I then found getting the key out was extremely difficult and after about ten minutes of pulling, I was able to get it out by using a screwdriver through the hole in the key.

I dare not go out, as suppose the key broke getting back in, then I would really be in the doodah.

As I’ve just returned from holiday, I’ve got no food in the house at all.

I actually think the problem could be just down to the heat.

June 26, 2017 - Posted by | World |


  1. Just spray a little WD40 into the lock where the key goes in. Also smear some on the latch bolt so that it slides more easily on the striker. Mop up any excess with kitchen paper.

    Comment by John Wright | June 26, 2017 | Reply

  2. I think that is the problem. I’ve always had problems with the locks here and I suspect the heat is the real cause.

    Someone has recommended a dry graphite lubricant.

    Comment by AnonW | June 26, 2017 | Reply

  3. Interesting – I struggled with our front door one day last week when it was very very hot. Never normally have a problem, and haven’t had one since. On a practical level, are you able to get food etc if the door is causing problems. I would offer to get some and bring it to your house but 200 miles is a wee bit far for that.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | June 26, 2017 | Reply

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