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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    Whats on your keychain?

    I was looking at another employees keychain this morning. They have many, many keys on it - I counted 18. Of course they knew what each key was for and asked if he used them. A couple he hasn't used in years. In addition, they have a metal initial and a lanyard on it.

    I have 2 keychains, one that stays with me all the time and another that stays at home 99% of the time. Niether one has a clip or fob of any sort, just keys.

    The one I keep with me has the truck key & remote, house key, office key, and handcuff key (a 'get out of jail free' gift from a cop friend).

    The other that stays at home has my wife's car spare key, post office box key, workshop key and 5 or 6 more.


    What's on your keychain? Lots or just a few? Do you use most of them daily? Any trinkets? Extras?
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    Cyburbian TerraSapient's avatar
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    My scoot key.
    My scoot lock key.
    My house keys.
    My office key.
    My grocery store loyalty rewards card.
    My YMCA card.
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    Cyburbian dw914er's avatar
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    My house key
    My brother's house key (I will periodically puppysit for him)
    My Subaru key and remote
    My Porsche key
    A bottle opener with my Porsche's 914 logo machined into it
    A drum tuning key
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    Cyburbian Plus dandy_warhol's avatar
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    Car key is separate.

    Purse has key holder thingy and I have 3 separate key rings attached to that.

    1st key ring has:
    1 house key
    1 garage key
    2 work keys
    "Q" key ring
    lucky kitty charm
    hedgehog key ring
    gym fob

    2nd key ring has:
    2 keys to parents' house

    3rd key ring has:
    2 keys to pilates studio

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    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
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    Apartment keys including a few I don't use. Two of the keys seem to open everything. Bike lock key, pad lock key, bottle opener, mail box key. That's it.

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    A carbiner
    My car remote
    My car key
    Key to the front door of the office building
    Key to the back door of the office building
    House key
    Mailbox key
    2 keys to the lock I use at the Y
    A Winn Dixie card
    2 Kroger cards
    YMCA card
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    Cyburbian wahday's avatar
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    I keep a separate key chain for home and work. The home one has keys to the car, but we only have one key to the van, so that has its own keychain (which is also a nifty tape meaure!). I also have my YMCA membership card thingy on the house keychain as well as the key to my bike lock. Otherwise, its all house keys. Work is only work keys and a jump drive (which is indestructible - its been through the washer and dryer twice and no damage to the files on it).

    I have yet another key chain with keys to our mountain property. That lives full-time in the van after we once drove halfway there and realized we had forgotten them (we were an hour out). Now there is also a set hidden at the property. That's a mistake you only make once...

    My philosophy about keys is that it should be a somewhat uncomfortably big wad of items. Not too big to not fit in your pocket (can't bring myself to hook them to my belt...) but big enough to notice if you don't have them.
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    Cyburbian WSU MUP Student's avatar
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    The only thing on my key ring is the key to my Jeep and the key to the front door. The key ring itself is just a plain silver circle with no extra adornments. I just don't want a bunch of stuff on my key ring that just clutters it up and creates extra bulk in my pockets.
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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    Just Keys.

    Chevy Van
    Mercury Van
    Front Door
    Mailbox
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    House key
    Car remote, regular and valet keys
    Luggage lock keys
    Best Buy, Petsmart, and Winn Dixie cards
    Silver tag with my initial on it

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    Cyburbian Plus Salmissra's avatar
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    Main ring is actually the type that screws open & closed. That way, I can take off the car key/fob for valet, etc. and not have to mess around getting the others off.

    Car key and fob
    5 different loyalty cards
    House key
    Office key
    Parent's house key
    Office desk key

    That's it. Fits in my pocket, purse, or coat pocket with no problem.
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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    bottle opener
    Around here in NE Wisconsin, we call that a 'church key'.



    Anyways, mine? LOTS o' stuff.

    -Keys (car, residence, mailbox, several other locks)
    -brass medallion
    -USA$1 coin that had a hole in it when I got it
    -combination LED flashlight/church key
    -another medallion
    -interesting coat zipper pull used as a medallion
    -wireless remote lock thingy for car
    (All connected to the key ring by a series of chain links, swivels and a smaller ring.)



    Mike

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    Forums Administrator & Gallery Moderator NHPlanner's avatar
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    My car key & fob
    key to wife's car
    house key
    master key for all doors at town hall (previous job had me carrying 4 different keys for Town hall there...nice to have a master key now)
    5 keys to various doors/locks at parent's house
    4 rewards cards/shopping cards
    1 library card
    State Football Championship medallion from high school (1989)
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    Car Key
    Apartment Key
    Mailbox Key
    Padlock Key
    Key Fob
    Multitool cleverly disguised as a key.

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    Cyburbian Veloise's avatar
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    Car transponder
    House key
    Brass plate engraved with "Wonder Woman" which serves as a handy tool
    Swiss Army "classic" knife, lost toothpick and tweezers

    My bike locks are all the set-your-own combo variety.

    I've been locked out of my own car once, by a "friend" who decided to follow me after I'd left the keys in and the radio on for him. And out of my house once thanks to a pushbutton doorknob. My house has deadbolts for security and passage knobs to eliminate errors.

    A car transponder is great since it has to be in your hand to lock the car. Prior to acquiring this technological marvel, I'd pat my pockets or jingle my keys to make sure I had them.

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    three house keys
    two work keys
    two car keys
    three keys related to radio production
    strong box key
    car remote
    work car gas key
    key I'm really not sure what it goes to
    grocery store rewards card
    launch codes container
    detonator
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    My key chain is a non load carabiner.
    Keys - home, car, work
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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    Remote for Toyota Highlander
    Ignition key for Toyota Highlander
    Ignition key for Dodge Dakota
    Bed cap key for Dodge Dakota
    House key
    Office key
    Keychain light
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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Remote to my vehicle.
    Key to my vehicle.
    Fob to the office building.
    Key to our offices.
    House key.

    All on a split ring.

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    Key to my apartment
    Key to my parents' house
    Key to my parents' garage (I think that's what this is anyways...not sure why I still have this since they've had a garage door opener for quite awhile now)
    Key to the office
    Car key
    Fob to my apartment complex clubhouse/community room
    Key chain with my company's logo
    Preferred customer card for Jewel-Osco (Chicago area grocer)
    Preferred customer card for Binny's (Chicago area chain of liquor stores)
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    Bear's Keychain

    So, here be da Bear's content list for my keychain.....

    University of Michigan tag
    Honda ignition key
    Honda remote
    Rugged Tundra remote
    Rugged Tundra ignition key
    Rite Aid scan card
    Kroger scan card
    House key
    Workplace key
    Workplace gate key
    Three keys that I have no idea what they are for*

    *The mind is a precious thing to waste.

    Bear

    EDIT: Seem to have lost my nuwkee.
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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    This thread is useless without at least one image.



    A Giants fan on the Florida panhandle. Who woulda thunk it?
    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 03 Mar 2012 at 10:23 AM. Reason: none of your business

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    Work, House, Work Fab, my car.

    Second set has wives car, back door key to house, and barn key.
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    For thirty years just keys but now has a tiny plastic human skull.

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    Aside from keys?

    * Electronic fob for town hall.
    * Car door lock/starter/trunk release remote.
    * Sears Pocket Screwdriver.
    * Supermarket and drug store loyalty program tag cards.
    * Gym membership tag card.
    * Res-Q-Me window punch.
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