Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things.
I heard about bump keys recently, and had a little time to play around this morning. I read an article about them, and watched a youtube video, and away I went. It took about 15 minutes to hand-file a key. And then another 20 minutes to try the "pull-back" method, file the key a little more and switch to the "minimal-movement" method, spray a little WD-40 in the lock -- tada! I was kind of surprised that it actually worked.
I tried again, and it took me maybe 10 minutes to open it. You have to bang harder than you might expect. The next time was maybe 2 minutes, and then 30 seconds. I switched to the door handle (I had been working on the deadbolt -- there apparently is some risk of breaking the lock, and I figured if I can only choose one lock to have working, I would rather have the handle lock working) and I opened it in about 10 seconds.
I am not going to run out and buy new locks, but it is interesting that you can do it. I hadn't really realized how a pin-tumbler lock worked before. There is actually a good bit of physics involved - so I guess that means we should teach it in our schools.
Heather didn't really believe that a key that looked like that could open our door.