Safety Tips

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by nccountrygirl, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    things to do
    in an emergency situation...

    This is for you,
    and for you to share
    with your wife,
    your children,
    everyone you know.

    After reading these 9 crucial tips,
    forward them to someone you care about.
    It never hurts to be careful
    in this crazy world we live in.

    1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do:
    The elbow
    is the strongest point
    on your body.
    If you are close enough to use it,

    2. Learned this from a tourist guide
    in New Orleans.
    If a robber asks
    for your wallet and/or purse,
    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.

    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.
    The predator
    will 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.

    a. If someone
    is in the car
    with a gun
    to your head
    Instead gun the engine
    and speed into anything,
    wrecking the car.
    Your Air Bag will save you.
    If the person is
    in the back seat
    they will get the worst of it.
    As soon as the car crashes
    bail out and run.
    It is better than having them
    find your body
    in a remote location.

    5. A few notes about getting
    into your car in a parking lot,
    or parking garage:

    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 their vans
    while the women are attempting
    to get into their cars.

    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 horrible places
    to be alone
    and the perfect crime spot.
    This is especially true at NIGHT!)

    7. If the predator has a gun
    and you are not under his control,
    The predator will only hit you
    (a running target)
    4 in 100 times;
    And even then,
    it most likely
    be a vital organ.
    Preferably !
    in a zig -zag pattern!

    8. As women,
    we are always trying
    to be sympathetic:
    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.

    ************* Here it is *******

    9. Another Safety Point:
    Someone just told me
    that her friend heard
    a crying baby on her porch
    the night before last,
    and she called the police
    because it was late
    and she thought it was weird.
    The police told her
    "Whatever you do,
    DO NOT
    open the door."

    The lady
    then said that
    it sounded like the baby
    had crawled near a window,
    and she was worried
    that it would crawl
    to the street
    and get run over.
    The policeman said,
    "We already have a unit on the way,
    whatever you do,
    DO NOT open the door."
    He told her that they think
    a serial killer
    has a baby's cry recorded
    and uses it to coax
    women out of their homes
    thinking that someone
    dropped off a baby
    He said they have not verified it,
    but have had several calls
    by women saying that
    they hear baby's cries
    outside their doors
    when they're home alone
    at night.

    Please pass this on and
    DO NOT
    open the door
    for a crying baby ----
    e-mail should probably
    be taken seriously because
    the Crying Baby theory
    was mentioned on
    America's Most Wanted
    this past Saturday
    when they profiled
    the serial killer in Louisiana.

    I'd like you
    to forward this
    to all the women you know.
    It may save a life.
    A candle is not dimmed
    by lighting another candle.
    I was going to send this to the ladies only,
    but guys,
    if you love your mothers,
    daughters, etc.,
    you may want to
    pass it onto them, as well.

    Send this
    to any woman you know
    that may need
    to be reminded
    that the world we live in
    has a lot of crazies in it
    and it's better to be safe
    than sorry.
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Good info nccountrygirl, thanks for sharing.
  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    One thing I learned in a self defence class...
    If you are being attacked by someone, chances are they won't have a gun. A very small percentage of rapists actually DO kill their victims, and rape while in possession of a weapon carries a much heaftier prison sentence than without.
    Kick, scream, bite, do whatever you have to do. Just don't stay quiet because he "says" he has a gun!
  4. Royicus

    Royicus Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Western Oregon
    A concealed handgun will go a long way in many of the situations mentioned above, but do get training and safety classes if you are interested in this route.

    Also, running from someone who has a gun isn't necessarily good advice. If you start from within arms length and start running and then want to get you

    1) You may or may not be able to outrun them and

    2) Getting 5 feet away from someone who already has the draw on you... that isn't a hard shot.

    3) Getting shot hurts. Even though it is not a vital organ, meaning death, it can often incapacitate you.

    Before running, try to get the element of surprise on your side, or do it when you can get a little head start.

    FWIW though, I don't know of any lady that can outrun me in a sprint (not trying to be sexist).

    nccountrygirl, you sure are posting a lot of these e-mail type things.
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Most of those are good suggestions but if you can't get the drop on someone I don't suggest running from someone with a gun. I can personally vouch for that one, it hurts and it will incapacitate you.
    Make a lot of noise? Heck ya,, IF there is anyone around to hear you it works. I would rather die loudly and quickly than slowly and painfully.
    Before I became a teacher I was reserve deputy and I also worked in a Federal prison. I learned a lot from the inmates, most of them liked me because I was fair and not a bully. They would tell me the best ways to live through certain circumstances.
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I grew up in a very bad neighborhood. I can attest that a woman screaming and running down the street begging for help will be ignored because ppl are afraid to get involved.

    But screaming FIRE gets attention !!!!

    The crying baby thing creeped me out, ya know that lil shiver up your spine feeling.

  7. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    nccountrygirl, you sure are posting a lot of these e-mail type things.

    Royicus, would you suggest I stop, they are purely harmless, but if only one of them can help some one in trouble then what's the harm. But in the best interest of the forum I will at least be more selective in my post.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  8. Please don't stop posting the email type things! I really enjoy reading them. They also taught me some stuff I didn't know about.
  9. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Okay im reading this at...1 In the morning and the last part is scaring the crap out of me sence its so late.

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