When I moved to NYC alone and broke twenty years ago I brought this with me. It was always jammed on my door when I felt vulnerable and alone.
However, I have something more important to tell. I moved elsewhere and needed to return to NYC one cold February. I stayed at the Z in Queens which had a lot of empty rooms that time of year. I took this with me. Being 105 pds and 5"3" I felt safe and secure with it jammed on the door. I woke up at 3:00 a.m to watch in horror as someone tried very hard to get in my room. However, it was impossible due to the lock. I called security and they stated " they saw no one in the lobby". If it wasn't for this lock I'm positive I would have had a different story to tell or I wouldn't be here to tell it.