There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears (especially tears—tons of those when dealing with locked-out customers) that goes into it. The training, the licensing process, the tests, and the long drives between jobs can be tough.
Although home security and burglaries are no laughing matter, we do think that locksmiths are entitled to a fair share of chuckles, given everything you have to put up with.
Here are a few funny gems to get you through your day (or at least the next couple of service calls).
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1. “Open” to different perspectives
Not “locked in” to any particular label like…
2. Customers can be so predictable
When this doesn’t even make you flinch anymore:
3. Snap yo fingers
When a customer thinks locksmithing is magic. Poof! Locks changed.
4. Easy peasy lemon squeezy
When it took them two seconds to create the problem, and they think it’ll take you two seconds to fix:
5. LFTW (Locksmiths for the Win)
Sometimes clients are annoying, but they can’t live with outcha so YOLO
6. New kid on the lock
That apprentice angst:
7. The showoff
…On the other hand, all hail the nightmares of apprentice overconfidence
8. Achieving the impossible, together
Those customers who really challenge you, professionally and intellectually:
9. Amateur hour
Fixing the work of an unlicensed locksmith got you like:
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10. The creative edge
When your most basic inventory becomes installation art:
Those customers who think they have a Ph.D. in home security:
12. Delegating responsibilities
What are apprentices even for?!
13. The audacity
When you sit in traffic for an hour and the customer finds their keys but doesn’t cancel the service call
14. The DIY fallacy
Somehow you always get a call in the end (here’s to hoping not all of them end up this way)…
15. Bye, Felicia!
When a customer says they could have DIY’ed and didn’t really need a professional:
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