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The Forehead Ticket Trick

So, you’re going to a ticketed event, like a concert or a ball game. It’s out of town. You’re carpooling with four other people. How do you ensure that everyone in the car has their ticket with them?

The car doesn't move until each person takes out their ticket and holds it to their forehead.

Been doing it for 20 years, and you’d be amazed how often it saves the day.

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I hide a key to...

I hide a key to my van inside the end bracket of the luggage carrier. It requires unsnapping a heavy plastic end piece off the rails of the carrier.

That provides a perfect place to hide a key. I got a thin key (without the fancy plastic) made at a hardware store.

An alternative is to attach one behind the license plate with a nylon tie wrap. Frequently there's a perforation in the bumper behind the plate. Wire would rust. You could also drill a larger hole in the key to fit the license plate screw placing the key between the plate and the car.

Releasing the plate might require the use of a screwdriver - a dime might work if the right screw is used. Lubricate the threads before tightening.

Of course, with this method, if someone steals your license plate, they could get your car too.




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