A passersby snapped photos of the ironic scene as locksmiths at Timpson on Nicolson Street, Edinburgh had to force their way into the shop.
Stevie Cumming took a snap of a locksmith hard at work trying to open the door with a staff member awkwardly standing by yesterday (mon).
Posting the picture on Facebook, he said: "You couldn't make this s**t up... Timpsons on Nicholson Street (sic) locked themselves out the shop."
It sparked hilarity on social media with one user commenting: "So the locksmiths needs a locksmith...alrighty??".
Another said: "Need to give themselves a wee trophy engraved D**K OF THE DAY"