It’s no secret that alcohol impairs our inhibitions. We all tend to become much more jovial and relaxed after a couple of drinks, which is probably why people tend to like us more when we drink socially. Of course, it is a great (perhaps not healthy) way to blow off the steam of a busy week in the office, and to celebrate good times. But did you know that you are 5 times more likely to have to call a locksmith after a night of boozing on the town? That’s right! We know the statistics first hand, as we tend to many a drink-induced call-out every weekend. Luckily we offer 24/7 emergency locksmith services… Talk about a new type of drunk dialling.
3 Ways Drinking Can Make You Call the Locksmith
1. Missing Keys
It often starts out innocently. When your friends notice that you’re having a little too much fun, they will take your keys. It’s pretty decent of them, taking such care of you. But it usually doesn’t take too long before they also start having fun. At the end of the night, when you get to your car, your keys are nowhere to be found – especially if you’re more sober than your friends. Thank goodness for Uber!
Call Toronto Ontario Locksmith tomorrow, after you’ve checked with your friends again. Unless, of course, your house keys were attached to your car keys and you have nowhere else to crash.
2. Broken Keys
Alcohol consumption can temporarily ruin your hand-eye coordination, so when trying to insert the key into the lock, you may end up breaking the key (we’re all much stronger and more passionate when under the influence!). And just like those incoherent texts your friends sent when you asked where your keys were, you might have difficulty entering your security number into the keypad, causing you to get locked out.
3. Damaged Locks
Another side effect of drinking is that we tend to feel a lot more heroic than we do when we’re sober. You might decide to pick the lock, which is a bad idea when you have the mental acuity of a super sleuth – not to mention when you’re drunk. Locks can easily be damaged, especially when your hand-eye coordination fails you when you have the actual key with which to unlock the door.
Trying to enter your home or car forcibly when you’re under the influence is a bad idea at the best of times, and it is a definite no-no when you’re under the influence. Breaking your locks will compromise your home security and you will have to have it fixed as soon as possible. Being drunk while your home security is compromised leaves you vulnerable to all kinds of harmful occurrences and you may not even realize what’s happened when you sober up.
Here’s how you can stay safe when drinking:
● Only drink with people you trust and leave your belongings with one of them.
● Make sure you are well fed and rested before you consume alcohol.
● Always take turns with your friends to nominate a designated driver and key-bearer.
These steps should go a long way to keep you safe on a night on the town. Also, please don’t drink and drive. Locksmith Toronto, Ontario is here to assist with all your lock and key issues and locksmith emergencies.