Crawl Across the Ocean

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Empathy Gone Wild

So they changed the locks at my apartment building. But I still have my old key. Left with no purpose in life, a key without a keyhole, the same key it always was, but forever doomed to irrelevance; I sympathize and find it hard to just throw it away. But of course, as my girlfriend helpfully pointed out when I raised this dilemma, 'It's just a lump of metal'.

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  • Leave it on someone's desk at work. They probably won't throw it out until they figure out what it is for. Let them deal with it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:48 PM  

  • Now that's a bleeding heart!

    By Blogger Mark Francis, at 6:20 PM  

  • "leave it on someone's desk" No, I can't pass off this decision onto someone else - that wouldn't be right.

    That's me - a bleeding heart (small l) liberal!

    By Blogger Declan, at 7:04 PM  

  • Take the key and add it to a keychain. Whenever you get more useless keys, keep adding them.

    When you have a child 4-6 in the house, give them the keys to play with as part of dramatic play. They will get a kick out of having real keys to pretend with and you do not have to worry about losing them.

    By Blogger Bill, at 5:10 AM  

  • That's a good plan Bill, but maybe a little more, um, long term, than I was thinking...

    By Blogger Declan, at 10:16 AM  

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