Is it just me? (kind of long)

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    Is it just me? (kind of long)

    I ran a service call this afternoon. Lady called in, simple break/fix call to swap a hard drive in her computer and start the recovery CD process.
    She calls me this morning to confirm I'm still coming out. She tells me "My roommate will be asleep so I left the front door unlocked just go on in"
    My first thought was to tell her my parole officer told me that isn't allowed anymore but I didn't.
    I show up 15 minutes early. Door is indeed unlocked, 1st floor apartment, no one around. I knock, no answer, so I open the front door SLOWLY and say in a rather loud voice "COMPUTER TECH"...no answer.
    I go in, go to her home office, install the hard drive, get on the phone to close the ticket, THEN her roommate opens his door and says "are you here?" I answer him, pickup my gear and leave. I could have EASILY made it out with anything I wanted

    They don’t know me from Adam. I’ve never met them, all I was until today was a voice on the phone. I doubt he would remember enough to tell anyone anything about my appearance, clothing, face, anything.
    Why in the WORLD would someone leave their door UNLOCKED all day and tell a complete stranger to “just go on in”

    Is it just my “normal” level of paranoia and general suspiciousness of people in general or (my thought) is it just another run in with “The Sheep”

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    And this is why we have victim's in this world!


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    I wonder where they are from originally, when I was growing up in the hills of Oregon and Washington this was normal (50+ years ago).
    Perhaps they come from someplace they still do this.

    They probably are people who have the outlook of it can't happen to me.

    any more I have my door locked all the time, whether I am home or not.

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    Some people are not so bright..

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    Some people will never get it till it's too late. They did this in Nashville? Oh boy....
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    No doubt.

    An article ran in the town paper here last week letting people know that this isn't the little town it used to be. The police were urging people to lock their homes, close their garage doors (and lock them) and not leave the keys in their car's ignition while it is sitting outside unlocked. This after four robberies where the doors were unlocked , the garage doors were open and a car was taken because the keys were in the ignition.

    Me personally, I lived in a big city long enough that the doors are locked when I'm home or in the vehicle and they are locked when exiting the home or vehicle. Oh yeah, and I carry gun(s), knives and flashlights.
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    Maybe Tom Hanks Summed It Up...

    "Stupid is, as stupid does!"

    The old days are gone...even in small towns!

    Sad times we're in...lock 'n' load...lock the doors and load the guns...

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    I live in an apartment where the maintenance group comes in once a month to replace the filters, and check the smoke alarms. They'd post a notice on your apartment door so you'd know they would be coming at a certain date and general time. Well, they also had a nasty habbit of knocking a couple of times and then coming right in.

    The problem is (well was) is that I was a day-time sleeper and all I would hear is a bang sound and then the door coming open... So you can imagine how that all turned out.

    Now they make sure to knock quite a bit, loudly present who they are; if nobody comes to the door they unlock it, open it, and present who they are again.

    After a conversation with the property manager an agreement was made that I could change the air filters and smoke alarm just as long as I had it written down that I was taking care of the two things (to cover their butts in liability issues, of course).

    I simply don't see how people can be comfortable with people just strolling into their residents. That is not something I am comfortable with.

    Retsupt99 is right, these are sad times that a person must be so prepared for the worst on such a basic level.
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    i get this to as a repair tech and our company wont allow ya to go in even if door is unlocked and they say its ok

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    We are all good at some things. It seemed these people were good at being victims.

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