"Here's the key to Charlotte. It works best if you jiggle it to the right."
-- Anne Monroe of Charlotte
"Here, maybe you can get it to work, it's to Bev Perdue's pocketbook."
-- Rob Mundt, Concord
"Here is the key to the Charlotte City Partners' executive bathroom. Do what they say and they will give you one."
-- Tom Warlick, Clover
“Call a locksmith. This thing never did get me into Raleigh.”
-- Jeff A. Gregory, Charlotte
“The key to my desk drawer where you will find 3 envelopes.”
David W. White, Charlotte
Mr. White wins honorable mention in the "Best reference to old joke" category. If you don't know the joke, see the comments section.
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Here's a selection of some of the other better lines we received:
"The key to the city is keeping BofA headquarters in Charlotte."
“In the 14 years I was here, I never found a single thing it opened.”
"It doesn't open as many doors as it used to."
“The key is leadership!”
"It's the key of C. You have to write your own song!"
“The key to the Governor’s Mansion. It didn’t work for me.”
"Just remember, BofA still owns the mortgage."
"This officially opens the office of Mayor to a whole new error."
"It’s actually for the BofA Executive Cafeteria. We’ve had them locked in there for months."
"No, it actually opens the medicine cabinet. After about six months, you’ll need it."
"The banks actually own it but they let us carry it around on weekends."
"Just a turn to the right and it's a lock."
"Turn it only to the left; it won’t go to the right anymore."
Please join us again Monday, Nov. 16, for a new cartoon caption challenge.