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Old 03-05-2011, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Michaux State Forest
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I have a dear friend who thinks the American habit of immediately locking all doors while home, is strange. He grew up in Manitoba and never had keys to his house as they never locked their doors. As an American, this seems crazy to me, since I was a small child I've been indoctrinated to ALWAYS keep the doors locked, I don't think it's a habit I could ever break.

So my question is this- what province/terr. are you from, do you indeed lock your doors, and what is the Canadian view on this?
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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There is no "American habit of immediately locking all doors while home". As in Canada it varies by region, by city, and by generation.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Southern Ontario
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If you are living in an isolated area, I can see you not being vigilant about locking your doors. But living in suburban area of Canada, I definetly lock my doors!
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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during the day no, at night and when i'm not home definitely..
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm in rural Manitoba and we don't lock our doors ever and in fact, we don't either have door keys! They got lost at some point in time and it didn't matter because we didn't use them.

I think we are probably the exception not the rule.

But I have German shepherds - if I didn't, then I am sure I would lock the doors at night.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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When I lived in rural northeast Pennsylvania, I got in the habit after a while to not lock the door. Not locking the door is not exclusively a Canadian thing, it's a rural in general thing. It was nice because back where I'm originally from (the Caribbean), I had burglar bars all over the windows and doors.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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City/suburban dweller here -- we usually lock our doors at night but sometimes forget, always lock them when we leave. Doors are never locked when we're home during the day/evening. We had the exact same behavior when we lived in Pittsburgh for 4 years.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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I didn't worry about locking my doors in Canada, and I was never scared to be home alone, but I usually tried to remember to lock my doors, even in the daytime, "just in case". Even in the smallest of towns, you just never know. (e.g. Allan Legere and Miramichi city). Most people that I know though were very casual about it, so I chalk my vigilance up to growing up with a fraidy cat mother.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I didn't worry about locking my doors in Canada, and I was never scared to be home alone, but I usually tried to remember to lock my doors, even in the daytime, "just in case". Even in the smallest of towns, you just never know. (e.g. Allan Legere and Miramichi city). Most people that I know though were very casual about it, so I chalk my vigilance up to growing up with a fraidy cat mother.
Same here.

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Old 04-16-2024, 09:14 AM
 
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Default thing

i dont know
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