An elaborate, antique key, with a note that says “this is the key to the other safe.”
Then it will have exactly what I imagine it has in it. Geraldo Rivera has helped insure that our expectations are very low.
That’s totally true. In a number of ways.
Could be worse, he could be John Stossel
My most hoped for outcome is that the door is opened to reveal a smaller safe inside it - the first sign that this is a Russian doll safe, with many, many layers.
The same thing we do every election cycle.
He could just leave us permanently in suspense…
Basement during the day. Love dungeon at night with the proper password. (It’s “pumpernickel”.)
D’oh! @Purplecat beat me to it!
Here is the animated gif version…
You won’t believe what happens next!
At which point a new thread starts where is this safety deposit box and what does it contain?
“Number 4 blew my mind.”
Are you allowed to giggle while giving the password? (asking for a friend)
I’m optimistic. It would take an unusual mixture of sadism and lack of imagination to leave a locked safe with nothing in it. So if anyone’s got a big-ass safe they no longer need, either stick the combination on maybe a sturdy piece of tape on the door, remove the door entirely, or leave it full of interesting things (not necessarily valuables).
When I built the bookshelves in the house I just sold, I left a few things stashed in the unused spaces above and below the shelves. Who knows when or if anyone will ever come across them, but one certainly couldn’t leave such spaces entirely empty.
Many years back, a f-o-a-f was involved with a project cataloging and preserving items that had been hidden inside walls and the like. That sort of thing has been going on since pretty much we had both things and buildings to stash them in.
I think that is actually the safe word . Rob uses a pass phrase, which, last I heard, is “Yes, Rob, you can borrow my oxygen Lance.”