So it came as quite a surprise to residents that Mayor Jean Quan's most recent newsletter included a plug for a class on how to pick locks.
The class is geared toward people who misplace their keys, but that didn't keep Quan's write-up about it from going over about as well with readers as a ransacked living room.
Quan was panned by members of an Upper Dimond neighborhood chat group."This is awful," one person wrote. "How could she possible do that in this climate? What's next? The fundamentals of armed robbery?"
Another resident, Julie Mills, posted a letter she wrote to Quan asking that the class be canceled. "Of all the incredibly unbelievable things I've witnessed in my life, this tops the list."
Thanks to Russ for the laugh.