I can actually say there is something I've not lost..... my car keys. I'm not so sure they've ever ventured outside the ignition..... so, for once, I've not lost keys. Oh, and I've never lost the keys to my house, either. Of course, I would have to know where those keys to my house were before I could lose them. To this day, I'm not sure I have a key to lock my house.... it's been 8 or nine years now.... never have found a key to lock my house doors. But, really, if someone decided to break into my house, I don't think the absence of a key would deter a burglar.
But, the fact remains, " I don't think I have a key to this house I've lived in for 8 or nine years now." I'm sure there is a key to this house somewhere. I haven't found a key to this house, but, I've never looked for one, either.
A lot of persons have things to say to me about not locking my house. Even when I lived in Houston, I didn't lock the doors. I'm not quite sure what the problem is. I had friends stay with my at my folks lake house. This lake house is in bum-fuck Moneta, VA. They managed to lock all of the doors before they went to sleep. It really pissed me off..... I couldn't get out of the house or back into the house..... they found every lock there was to lock.
I was irritated. But, why was I irritated? I realized the idea of being locked into a place was far more disturbing to me than being locked out of a place. So, when I tried to go outside, and had to jump through hoops to get oustside...... well, that's what freaked me out. If I'm inside, I may lock the doors so that no one can bother me. But, this odd obsession of most persons to lock the doors .... especially if they're out in the country..... is something I didn't deal with well.
The next morning, I said, "OK, no one is going to murder you here, unless it's me because I can't figure out how to get OUTSIDE!!!!!!! So, could all of you PLEASE stop locking me into this house!!!!" I've never considered myself to be particularly claustrophobic. But, I realized that I was somewhat prone to being suffocated if I couldn't get out of my own house. So, not much changed. I had wierd friends that were scared of being in a house that was far in the country. They continued to lock the doors, and I continued to wait until all of those folks were asleep. Once I knew they were asleep, I made sure that every door was unlocked.
I guess I like for persons to come and go as they please. And, as for me, I'm only paranoid about my house if all of the exits are locked closed. But, you folks know me.... I'm not the average bear!