Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

Safe? Safer? Safest?

Posted by episode81 on August 4, 2011

Hang on a minute, lads. I've got a great idea!

I realized a few weeks ago that I needed somewhere to stash my important papers.  I used to have a fire safe.  In fact I had two, but now I don’t.

I started looking online for one – or two – but couldn’t decide. They come in all shapes, sizes and prices.  I really think it is a crap-shoot.  Who knows which one will survive intact, or not?

Anywho, I digress …

A colleague suggested a bank safe deposit box.  Not as convenient, but unlikely to go up in smoke.  I got on the phone to my bank. Nothing available in Palo Alto and a waiting list that is longer than a year.  Menlo Park came through – with a tiny 5″ x 2″ box.  It is very deep and so good enough for what I needed.  Also, it is only $20/year!  Nice.

It was quite the James Bond moment being ushered into the vault and past the most fabulous vault door I have ever seen.  In fact, the only one I have ever seen.  All the cogs and workings are on view behind a glass panel.  There are little whirling disks that are probably for the timer lock and all sorts of bars and mechanisms.  I wanted to take a pic, but I assumed the guard might take offense and even spill his coffee.

Next time I am there, I will check out the manufacturer’s plate and see if I can find out more about it.

Not as cool as Einstein’s sandals, but not too shabby.


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