August 07, 2017
So, here's my first ever attempt at blogging. I'm hopefully going to create a bit of an insight into a typical day of a jobbing female locksmith. Firstly I feel I must explain why I mention my gender - it's as it often comes up in the conversation when I first appear on a clients doorstep
So why is it a 'thing' when it's a female locksmith that appears to let someone into their home or wherever they're locked out of, I hear you ask? Well I'm going to just throw it out there that it's mostly about our preconceptions. Even to me, as a woman in a job that's usually taken by a man, it can sometimes appear odd when gender specific jobs are fulfilled by the opposite gender you'd expect them to be. I think it's just human nature to have pictures of what we expect someone to be like in our minds eye.
There's a definite preconception by most people, that the locksmith you've just requested will be a man. So when I turn up it throws a lot of people off kilter. Thankfully though there aren't many instances whereby I get anything except positive comments and attitudes towards my being a female locksmith. Maybe that's also to do with the fact that I (literally) hold the key to their gaining access to wherever they may be locked out of 😊
Wow, did I just write the first part of my blog? Maybe this wont be as hard as I thought it would be..?
**furiously crosses fingers**