This morning I come back from my night shift and try to enter in my house but my wife insert key in the cylinder and rotate them.So in this situation key is completely useless and I must try to pick lock at -9C with rotated key from another side or sleep in the car
Cylinder is typical euro cylinder nothing special to pick but rotated key and low temperature (frozen fingers) do things much worse.
This is my last untypical lockpicking situations.
Please tell us about yours.
I'm sure you're not the first one nor you'll be the last to be in such a situation
Using gloves to keep your hands warm may have helped a bit, also I guess everybody keep them around more than lockpicks. In fact I'm sure I'm not the only one to have had about everything on hand while being locked out, except lockpicks
So you end up entering from windows after wondering if you'd become an improvised Santa and get inside from the chimney, though common sense would just hit the door or the doorbell until your beloved one wake up and let you inside.
Also I think it'd be way more delusional to be locked out with pin-tumbler lockpicks and be against a double bit or disc tumbler lock.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us