I took the traditional hour to attempt a home repair today.
The tradition is that I work on a project for 60 minutes and if significant progress has not been made then we call in a pro.
In this case, a locksmith.
In all fairness to my ego, a person who really knows repairs had earlier taken one look at the lock and said, "You need a locksmith."
I had to give it a try before concluding he was right.