Safe Than Sorry
Please take the time to read this. I know you are smart enough to
know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go "hmm,
I must remember that"!
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your
body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans: if a robber
asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it
away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your
wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the
back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving
like crazy. The driver won't see you but everybody else will. This
has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,
eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making
a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS! A predator may be watching you, and
this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger
side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON
AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOOR AND LEAVE.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or
a. Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger-side
floor, and in the back seat.
b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling
them into theirvans while the women are attempting to get into their
c. Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle,
and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest
your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and
get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER
TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are
a perfect crime spot). If the predator has a gun and you are not
under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a
running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL
NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
7 . As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It
may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was
a good-looking, well-educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies
of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often
asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle,
which is when he abducted his next victim.
A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle.