I should have made you leave your key.
November 19, 2007 3:32 PM Subscribe
My roommate gives copies of our apartment keys to visiting guests. I'm uncomfortable with this but can't think of a good argument against the practice.
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My roommate and I both host friends and relatives from out of town occasionally. When I host people, I either give them my keys or tell them when I will be home to let them in. My roommate, however, just copies the keys and gives them to the visitors so they can come and go as they please.
Most of the people who have received these keys are either mutual friends or members of her family, so I don't have problems trusting them. On the other hand, I just feel uneasy with numerous sets of keys to our apartment floating across the country. I don't know how many sets she's given out, but it's at least three.
Am I justified in wanting this to stop? Is there a reason she should discontinue this practice other than the vague sense of discomfort I have with it?