These things only happen in movies

I thought stuff like this only happens in movies, like slipping on banana peels. However last night I had the great misfortune of DROPPING my keys INTO A GRATE. You know that kind of drain – you can call it a sewer even. It’s a good meter down and inaccessible so you can’t reach into the bacteria infested water and fish out your keys.


It’s a good thing it happened beside my condo so I got security to use a hook apparatus to fish it out. Apparently, it’s not as rare as I thought…else, why would they have that thing lying around the guard house? Granted, it can be used to pull down rolling shutters as well, but there are none in my place.


It’s a good thing they had that nifty pole lying around or I’ll have had to call one of my friends to come with a piece of steel wire (my first thought). It wouldn’t be very difficult since the Xpax XXL double bonus allows me to make more calls but it still wouldn’t be fun waiting for them to come while peering apprehensively at down the drain and hoping the water won’t wash my keys away. >.<

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10 thoughts on “These things only happen in movies”

  1. I always be extra careful when taking out my car keys when I am standing on top of a drain like this. You’ll never know, things like this does happen in the real life lol.

  2. unsure to say whether you are lucky or unlucky. well, i guess god wouldn’t wanna all bad things happen to you so he gave you a silver lining ^__^
    remember to wash your keys with dettol

  3. I accidentally dropped my landlord’s house keys into the elevator shaft while moving my furnitures out from the lift. And to make things worse, I was supposed to return the keys on that day itself. I had to called the guy from elevator company to retrieve the keys.

  4. fish fish: Haha! Lucky for that! πŸ™‚
    Simon Seow: Ya man, these things happen in real life! πŸ™
    cindy khor: It was my old house keys, I’m living in my new condo now. πŸ™‚
    Trey: I would have, if I didn’t have company. Notice that I sat in the PASSENGER SEAT of my own car – a sure sign that there’s a designated driver. πŸ˜‰
    Man, that’s probably why I dropped my keys in the first place. :S
    benny: I don’t think I’ve ever dropped it down the bowl before but honestly, it’s better than the sewer coz the bowl is your own shit. πŸ˜‰
    KY: It’s a good question right? Why grates? The smell and the potential for good keys to drop down. πŸ™‚
    cumidanciki: Whoa, it’s a good thing you didn’t. I’m a good swimmer too (despite my huge size, honest) but I once got suprised by this undertow and a beach which took me out so far it scared the shit out of me. By the time I managed to swim horizontally out of the riptide, I was exhausted but happy that I didn’t drown. Currents are bad. πŸ™‚
    jg: Oh, good for you! =D
    LS: Crap, that is a series of unfortunate events. πŸ™


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