Today I learned I can mathematically justify karate.
This weekend, the Wife locked the back door into the garage. Note: we have no key to this lock.
Last night the Rugrats left the van’s gate open, then closed the garage door on it. This morning, the garage door opened two inches, the rails on the door hit the van’s gate, the opener felt the resistance and quit. We had a 2″ gap to attempt to squeeze a van and a motorcycle through.
The windows on the side of the garage are locked. We have no other way in.
Locksmith? Nobody local, going to cost bucks. Furthermore, the Wife has no sick or vacation time. The hours waiting mean lost wages.
The cost of a door? Not too bad. We almost had to replace it once already.
Cost of Locksmith + Cost of Lost Wages < Cost of New Door
I delivered a front thrust kick just right of the door handle. Bang, crack, crash. Wood flies, door opens.
And thus violence is mathematically justified.
Update: The photo requested in comments.