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    Safety first.

    The recent question about superstition generated some talk of taking a proactive stand against the rising number of crimes occurring....home invasions, abductions, purse snatchers, muggings, car jackings, etc. 
    What steps have you taken to protect yourself at home, work, or play?
    (I have a home alarm system. And a bat.  And a gun.  And a big, loud dog.) 

    +11  Views: 1149 Answers: 12 Posted: 8 years ago

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    I no longer have the dogs but I also have a gun (licensed) and a BIG f*****g bat!


    Never had much trouble, fortunately.


    KOTF

    Bob/PKB

    Those F*****G bats are always so much more effective than the celibate ones. :D
    ROMOS

    Scary stuff, a f*****g bat!
    Bob/PKB

    The image isn't pretty!

       I was buying groceries today and when I turned around to put an item in my shopping cart it  was no where in sight. I paniced because I had my purse in the seat of the cart and of course it was missing too.  Everything is okay, as it turns out, a little ole lady just grabbed the wrong basket . She admitted this to me as soon as I tackled her and held her to the ground. Tee- Hee!


     For safety at home I have a shot gun and and an ultra alert dog.

    Ducky

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    I hope that she didn't bleed too much. :)
    country bumpkin

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    No, she didn't bleed all that much. You know how the elderly are, they begin drying up once they hit 80.
    Ducky

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    Careful when you're throwing that "elderly" word around!
    country bumpkin

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    OOOOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope I didn't place to many O's in oops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bob/PKB

    You can put as many Os in Oops as you want; you have to watch it with the exclamation points, though!
    country bumpkin

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    I'll try to remember this next time!!!
    Ducky

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    Oooooooooo....I'm not sure Bob. CB could very well be in trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
    Bob/PKB

    Reecockulous!
    country bumpkin

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    Russdickulous!
    Ducky

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    Richumbrilust!

    For several years......doors are locked, day and night.....car doors are locked when parked or driving around....always park in a well-lighted area....keys in hand while walking to car....no purse if just out for a walk, stay away from bad areas at night.  I don't live in fear but just use common sense.

    Bob/PKB

    You could think about carrying a whistle and some pepper spray.
    Ducky

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    I thought about a whistle but I was concerned that if I gasped in fright, I might swallow it and choke to death...all on my own...no assailant needed.
    Bob/PKB

    You can get a fairly large one...PE Teacher-size. Wear it around your neck on a lanyard. ???
    Ducky

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    Hey, good idea. I'll go shopping tomorrow. I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bob/PKB

    tsk tsk. exclamation points in abundance. next thing ya know, you'll be adding question marks to question marks, won't you???
    Ducky

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    Bob, do you think it might be a good idea?????????????????????????????????????????
    Tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bob/PKB

    Ducky did you get your whistle and pepper spray???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I hope so !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Ducky

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    Yes...feeling safe and secure at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bob/PKB

    Good Girl!

    Security system, two yappy dogs, two nosey neighbours and one very solid fence.

    I have floodlights around the house and of course I am armed. I have 2 fireplace pokers, one by the front door and one by the back door. I have been putting off getting another dog, after my mini-dachshund was put to sleep. I need to get going and get another dog. My dog always started barking when anything , like animals or people were in the area. I felt much safer then.


    Years ago, when my daughter was driving me to the hospital for a test, there was a man walking on the sidewalk, close to the hospital and he was staggering and seemed to have trouble. My daughter stopped, I rolled down the window and asked him, if he needed help. The next thing we knew, he opened the back door and jumped in the back seat and told us to drive up the hill we were on. On top of the hill, he told us to take a right. It was a dead end street. We slowed down and he jumped out of the car, said thanks for taking me home and disappeared in a house on the dead end street. My daughter and I were terrified. until it dawned on us that the man was intoxicated and did not mean us any harm. We had to learn a lesson the hard way. Always keep your car doors locked.

    Bob/PKB

    That scared me just reading it, in broad daylight. Talk about guardian angels...

    One of the best defensive things to have is a can of wasp spray!  You can hit someone from 20 feet away! It will temporarily blind them! That sounds like a cheap defensive weapon!

    Bob/PKB

    This was in an email I received several months ago. Thank you for the reminder.
    millie111

    That`s a great idea:-)

    If somebody ask for your coat give him or her your pant also, that should scare them away!!

    Ducky

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    Depends on your age, fb. lol
    facebook

    Yep! on second though Ducky your right you might be sending an invitation! Hmmm?
    Bob/PKB

    Odd, facebook, quite odd.
    facebook

    Did you mean old or odd? Bob!
    Ducky

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    50 years ago...maybe.
    facebook

    Ducky now! your not being nice too old people,beside 50 yr young is not old,is it?
    Ducky

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    fb...get with the program. Do you realize my age? I'm only young at heart! :)
    facebook

    You could of fool me! young at heart Ducky!I feel 180yr in comparison.
    Ducky

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    I sometimes hear..."But you seem so young". I think that is polite for "act your age"! lol
    Bob/PKB

    O D D
    facebook

    Bob/PKB! I could explain what this verse mean, but I wont because it would only great more argument, simply you dont fight evil with evil.

    A 22 semi automatic , a 36 inch sword and Christ himself holding both...

    ROMOS

    That conjures up an interesting image.
    daren1

    Imagine if he had four hands ...

    KIDS!!!..That`s enough to scare anyone off!!...At MY MA`S..Security lights..alarm...panic buttons to cop shop..locks galore..Two strapping lads(Bros guarding the joint)!!...Phone line wires are underground so can`t be cut...my dad was a genius always worried re safety for us lot first!!!...I just have an iron bar..should the kids fail us!!LOL!!

    Bob/PKB

    Smart Dad.

    I'm an idiot and don't scare easily. I talk to strangers and have a male housemate to chew me out for it....

    millie111

    Yes..i Know where you are coming from Julie...We are often far too trusting ..we expect people to behave as we do!..I was stalked recently whilst jogging..I thought I was safe..I change my hours/routes/jog where lots of people are out..but even that is not fool proof!:-¬...People find ways of doing bad stuff..please be careful you!! XX

    I'm thinking of developing a weapon that fires nothing other than Frozen Weiners.

    I have had cctv cameras mounted on the front of my house for some years now. We are still reasonably casual about security here,although it is becoming an issue.Up until last year we had a dog & that's the first thing the cops tell you to get if you are concerned.



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