#SoCS Aug. 20, 2022 – Key

Linda’s SoCS prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or use it metaphorically. Have fun!

When using a hotel keycard, it is key to know which action you need to open your door.

Gone are the days of simple metal keys inserted into locks, then turned to enter your room.

A few years back your keycard needed to be inserted too, into a little slot. A light came on telling you that the lock had been deactivated, then you could step in, but not forgetting to pop your keycard into the dock by the door, to get the lights and electrical amenities working.

Then there were ones you swiped, rather like a debit card wipe.

Yesterday we were at a hotel, and they have upped the game once more… you just tap the keycard on a panel on the room door and it lights up, ready to let you in!

Of course, it is easier to misplace those cards…

But then again, proper keys go missing, too, don’t they?

We had a case when not one set, not two, but three sets of car keys complete with house keys went missing…

We began to think a poltergeist had taken up residence in the house, but then we found said poltergeist, in the form of a giggling 2-year-old Lil Man, who had found the stash of keys left on the dining table, reached up, took one and dropped them behind the radiator! It was such fun, he felt around and took any others he could find, and did the same!

And they all got stuck behind the radiator panel, so we spent an evening trying to fish them out with bent hangers and all sorts!

Reminds me of a time my mum recalls, hearing tiny me giggle randomly one day, and following the noise to find me in front of our small fridge in the kitchen, door open, with a puddle of broken eggs on the floor. I took one at a time from the egg shelf in the door and proceeded to break around half. adoze, because it was such fun to see and hear them break!

I will be 47 in two weeks, yet to this day, my mother has never kept her eggs in the fridge!

And, likewise, our keys are always hung up now, and never left on the table!

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Aug 22, 2022 @ 14:49:19

    Well done! Made me smile!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Aug 21, 2022 @ 20:02:14

    Little Ritu has mashed the eggs. Lol At that moment, I wanted to see your mother’s face. 😉 xx Michael

    Liked by 1 person


  3. beth
    Aug 21, 2022 @ 03:32:01

    and I can see why!)

    Liked by 2 people


  4. Sadje
    Aug 21, 2022 @ 02:14:12

    Kids like to try new things 😂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. John W. Howell
    Aug 20, 2022 @ 20:59:20

    great use of the prompt, Ritu. Fun stories.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Dan Antion
    Aug 20, 2022 @ 20:51:43

    I wonder if she dropped the ‘Mother’s Curse’ on you the day of the egg massacre?

    Liked by 1 person


  7. willowdot21
    Aug 20, 2022 @ 19:37:55

    Lol great stories Sis 💜💜💜💜

    Liked by 1 person


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