(Closed) Spinoff: Do you lock your car doors when you get gas?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you lock your car doors when you get gas?
    Always : (32 votes)
    30 %
    Sometimes : (15 votes)
    14 %
    Never : (54 votes)
    51 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t lock it if I am just standing outside of it at the pump.  If I have to go in the station for any reason, yes, I do lock it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I never lock my doors but I only get gas at a time when the gas station is very busy (during the day) and I only fill up in suburban neighborhoods that are considered to be extremely safe. Oh, and I only pay at the pump. If I had to go in, I would lock it for sure.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Never, unless I am going inside to pay or get snacks. Most of the time though, I pay at the pump and don’t leave the car. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    10572 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    It’s habit, I lock the doors the minute I step out of the car.  Sometimes I need to grab something from the backseat and have to unlock and relock them.  I also drive with the doors locked.

    Post # 7
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t lock my car doors if I’m standing right there paying at the pump.  But if I have to go inside for something, I will.

    Post # 8
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I picked other because I only unlock the driver door so I can get out. And my tank is on the left side of my car so I am just standing right there.

    Post # 10
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I lock it if I’m leaving anything valuable in it (as opposed to just carrying my entire purse with me when I’m filling up.)

    ETA: and my gas pump is on the passenger side. I wouldn’t lock it if I were standing on the same side as the unlocked door.

    Post # 11
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    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    Just like putting on the seat belt, locking the doors every time I get out of the car is a habit.  It would feel strange to leave any door unlocked.

    I know people who leave their cars and homes unlocked, but I always think it’s better safe than sorry and don’t try to lose the habit I grew up with.

    Post # 12
    Member
    923 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My Jeep does not currently have any doors…so I voted never.

    Post # 13
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    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Nope. I pay at the pump. If I need to run inside to get something, I pull AWAY from the pump and into a parking spot so someone else can use the pump. It’s such a pet peeve of mine when people leave their cars at the pump of a busy gas station while they go shop for candy, chips and pop. grr.

    Post # 14
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    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

      Like @AB Bride:, I also drive with the doors locked.  My old Explorer used to lock as soon as you put the car in drive.  My Honda doesn’t and I feel “unsafe” if I’m on the road with unlocked doors.  It’s irrational, but it’s also one of those “better safe than sorry” things.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If I have to run in for some reason, I’ll lock them, but just standing at the pump? Unlocked. My mom (queen of keeping the doors locked at all times) said to do that in case any creepy dude approached you at the pump – you can hope in and drive off, even if you’re still pumping gas (the pump detaches automatically).

    One time, though, I was stopping for gas on my way home from the hardware store, where I got a copy of my keys made. I somehow managed to lock both my original keys AND my minutes-old copies in the car, and I had to pay over $80 to get my car unlocked by a locksmith. Thankfully my insurance covers things like that so I got my money back, but it was SO annoying!

    Post # 16
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    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    I grew up on a farm where we don’t even lock the cars outside of the house, and usually leave the keys in it, most of the neighbors do the same.  

    Now that I’m an adult, I do sometimes.  IN the small town where I live I genrally don’t, I know everyone who is there anyway,, heck if I’m running to the store and back I don’t even lock my house.  When I’m in the SO’s city or other larger cities I generally do if I remember.  I’m hoping to move out of this small town into a large city as soon as I’m done with school, and I know I will be locking the doors way more often!

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