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Guy Defeats Dumb Locked Gate Policy With Well-Timed Fishing Trip

In our own lives, we find ourselves in inconvenient petty struggles that take up way too much of our time. While these challenges are cosmically small, they can grow to inconvenience our personal lives and become intolerable, forcing us to become creative problem solvers. For example, here's a dad who designed a masterful basketball hoop loophole and a guy who battled an unreasonable store owner who wouldn't update his phone number.

story of guy who battles locked gate policy by asking for boat early
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Manager Gets Nailed By His Own Unfair Policy

When confronted with the issue of people locking themselves out of their apartments on the weekends, this manager wanted to avoid paying overtime by passing the burden onto their own tenants. The policy was unpopular. As it so often happens with incompetent managers, their plan backfired.

Reddit story of boss who gets locked out based on their own policy | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by darlin_squishy Maliciously complied and locked my boss out his own home EDIT: Thank so much gold award used work as property manager semi large company small city. Among usual duties PM
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Fallen Umbrella Locks Out Entire Company for Days

Sometimes you think just because we live in these wonderful modern times, that you won't get done dirty by an umbrella. Neeraj K Agrawal's friend had his entire company thwarted for a few days after their an umbrella fell inside, jamming the door and keeping anyone from entering the room. Twitter offered thoughts on how to get inside, but these ideas mostly consisted of smashing the window open. Wouldn't wanna be the employee who owned the umbrella. It's alright though, people screw up at workall the time.

Umbrella falls in an office and jams the door keeping people out for two days. Twitter tries to help with ideas.
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He's got some issues with the mechanism on this particular lock, and explains very quickly and easily why this might not be the right one to buy.

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Oh yeah... I used it as a lock in the bathroom.

So I guess it's a locket wrench now.

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By SR1977 (Via izismile.com)
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It's possible this kludge was only made to keep the trunk from flapping. Sure. That's it. Because if it were meant to keep someone from opening it, it would only work for someone on the inside right? And that would mean... never mind, I don't want to think about it.

~Not-"Not-So-Handy-Andy" Jack

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