Monday, August 10, 2015

Poor Man's Security System

Yes, this is my mop. Isn't she cute? She is a hard worker and I found a new use for her. No, not to beat Den and DJ but I will save that thought for later.
Remember when Den and DJ went fishing and I lost my damned mind? Well, I'm not saying that I got scared being alone(let's blame the alcohol) but I came up with a cheap doorstopper/dead bolt/white trash alarm system. I dropped the mop behind the frig and stumbled to bed. There was no way that door was going to open. I'm serious, try this, it works. It would also work if there was any type of heavy furniture near the door.
So do you do things like this when you are drunk alone?
Not scared,
Sonya Ann

18 comments:

slugmama said...

A Poor Man's Security System is a misnomer of sorts.
A poor man doesn't have anything worth stealing, right?
Oh, maybe his booze stash.....
Never mind.

Hiding the liquor, sluggy

SAM said...

A good tip with a laugh. Thanks for starting my Monday off right.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-Why ya gots to start your shit this early?!?!! I have stuff worth stealing. Wait,................
Den-no
My cats- ummmm, really that's a no
My hanger collection- yeah, that's a no
My alcohol collection- hmmmmm, that's gone
Me-BAHAHAHAHA
Ya ruined my damned day. ;p

Sonya Ann said...

SAM-You are welcome!!!!

Jane said...

So was dropping that mop intentional or a drunken accident? Wait, don't answer that lol! I want to be left with my illusions of a brilliant yet oh so cheap burglary alarm!

Elephant's Child said...

The cats operate as our burgular alarm. Unfortunately they are erratic, and sometimes go off for the hell of it.
And wake me - but not my partner. He and his father slept through a fire alarm one morning. Oh to sleep like that...

Frances said...

Maybe it's just the picture, but it looks like the door would just open over the mop handle. But since you said it won't, I will trust your word.

Cheapchick said...

Funny, I was single for so many years before I met hubby - I am perfectly fine (sometimes better lol) when left alone. I don't think my cute little poodle could protect me but since I worked in a college bar in my 20s I think I am tougher than anyone trying to break into my house. Great idea - free too!

Anne in the kitchen said...

I am not very scared by nature (except of mice and I am a true EEKer when I see one). I occasionally forget to lock the door at night, much less secure it. I will remember the mop trick the next time I feel insecure. Right now my security system is a Louisville slugger under the bed. Do you think a hidden baseball bat would be considered a concealed weapon?

Cheapchick said...

You and Sluggy must be in some sort of special club to find the oddest places to have dinner at. Please don't try to rewire that - I see more trouble in your future :)

Sonya Ann said...

Jane-I may have been smashed and tried to open the door.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-Cats are lovely! And they can cause some trouble.
I couldn't imagine being able to sleep that well. It must be a guy thing.

Sonya Ann said...

Frances-You would think that it would move but nope, nada. I was wedged in there.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I thought I was tough but trying to fall asleep was so hard. It made me realize how dependent that I have become. I'm ok with it. I'm pretty tough but I felt vulnerable while I was trying to sleep. Guess I'm a chicken. LOL

Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-I think part of it is where you live. It's kind of safe here. People get robbed here but for the most part its ok. But we still have shootings and stabbings and that sort.
We have a few bats in the house and guns but I was creeped out trying to sleep.I think it would only be a concealed weapon if it was under your clothes. Good luck with that one! Are you happy to see me, sort of thing!!!!!

Sonya Ann said...

CHeapchick-I think that we find ourselves in trouble because we are cheap. This stuff doesn't happen at the high end places. LOL

McVal said...

So does the mop actually block the door from opening or just makes a racket if someone actually gets it open?

If only I owned a mop that the dogs haven't chewed to pieces...

McVal said...

So does the mop actually block the door from opening or just makes a racket if someone actually gets it open?

If only I owned a mop that the dogs haven't chewed to pieces...