A lockie will not believe a card as showing that you have some minimum knowledge or reliability. Stopping by there a few times to get a few keys cut (when they are not busy!!!) and buying a lock or two lets them become familiar with your face. Then asking some questions about lock types in general, not about picking or bypassing them, but rather about pin types and differences between locking mechanisms from different manufacturers will do more to establish you in their eyes.
I usually ask already at the first time
those who help are the "winners"
And by all means, listen when they talk and show respect for their knowledge!. They have spent years learning this stuff, and will have reason for believing what they think. Their thinking may be in error, but pointing that out will not earn you any points. If you want respect, show respect.
Very true. I would never dare to lecture a seasoned lockie. All I do if I am really sure I am right is to politely ans shyly allude at the evidences and let them see it for themselves. It would be disrespectful to do otherwise.
Actually the only lockie I dare to say it stright when I think he is wrong, is my boss. I am really luck to have an excellent relationship with him. He knows so very much more about the common lock here and teh actual locksmithing, but I probably know more about very rare and exotic locks. His knwoledge is multiple times bigger than mine, but naturally it is more practically oriented as well.
One of the things we regularly quarrel about is that he things 3ks is an unreliable shit (Although he admits to having no personal experience with it
) while I think it's a really cool lock.
When he sees a cheap chinese crappy lock he always tells me "here is the brother of that 3ks of yours LOL"
And I too think they would have no legal effect. Or that they would not convince a lockie if you start from scratch. In fact now taht I think about it I agree with MBI more and more.
But I still think it would be a cool addition. At lest the lockies I know would probably find it interesting
At lest if they will be here I'll get one to suppot the site with it too.
To infinity... and beyond!
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Arfspeak: calnin cladycomes: you allow her key in themodning
Equals in plain English: cleaning lady comes: you allow her key in the morning