Wardrobe malfunction

Everything in our house here has a lock on it. The desks, the cupboards, even the refrigerator. We don’t use most of the locks (if you can’t trust your guards and housekeeper, who can you trust?), but there are a few wonky doors that only stay shut if we lock them. Like my closet.


This morning the key wouldn’t turn to unlock the closet. We tried soap, lotion, and of course lots and lots of jiggling. Still it remains locked up tighter than the Ark of the Covenant.

I tucked in my shirt today, so maybe no one will notice I’m wearing yesterday’s clothes.


About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Bangkok, Thailand.
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4 Responses to Wardrobe malfunction

  1. Sam Elliott says:

    Lorna: Sometimes locks like the one you show will stick when the door and the lock striker get skewed a little. You might try lifting the door a little while trying to turn the key, or, conversely, pushing down on the door while you try the key. Good luck. Jon

    • Thanks, Jon – I should have asked you first! A guy from the school’s maintenance department came and removed the lock. They’ll fix it and bring it back. It’s kind of funny, that’s how they do it here. No traveling locksmiths, instead the lock always has to go to the shop.

  2. Alice says:

    “I tucked in my shirt today, so maybe no one will notice I’m wearing yesterday’s clothes”? you don’t have much respect for your colleagues, do you?

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