Ever feel like a complete dolt, Last night I was packing up to quit for the day. I wiped off my trumpet and put it in the case, the phone rang. After a while I hung up, went back to my case, picked it up and started for the door. Unfortunately I did not close the latches. Guess what. I cried as I picked up my trumpet from the floor. What was a spotless, dentless, vintage trumpet is now a little on the ugly side but probably fixable. Close your case before you answer the phone. Thats all I have to say on that.