Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Safety Tips.....

I recieved these tips in an email from a friend of mine this evening. I thought they were worth blogging about, so take note.....

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 in 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 MADIN 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!) 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. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

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, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. 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 "forhelp" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

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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.

Check my last blog about Grandparents raising their grandchildren.

21 Comments:

At 7:19 AM, Blogger BagOfNothing.com said...

also:

Never eat yellow snow.

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Darlene said...

The points are all great to be reminded of, thanks.I get a little creeped out thinking about the baby crying thing, ewwww that is scary.

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Oh great One said...

I think one of the best things we can do to keep ourselves safe is to be aware. Someone who is wants to rob you (or worse) wants someone that they can take off guard. If you are distracted or "in another world" you aren't gonna see them coming.

Fight. Bring attention to yourself. Scream! The attacker doesn't want any attention, they don't want to be noticed.

Great post!

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Autumn Storm said...

The baby crying is genius sprung from the determination of a very sick mind - I would have been out of the house like a shot. Very scary!
Thanks for visiting!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Jahn said...

Good stuff. One addition: when you are going to your vehicle, a lot of people say to have "your keys" in your hand. This is dead wrong! Have the key in your hand, ready to open the door. In the time it takes for you to sort thru a bazillion keys to find the right one, someone could easily sneak up on you.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger puremood said...

OMGosh that last one give me chills!

Jahn (above) had a good one but most people these days have keyless entry. I love keyless entry! LOL

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Lindsay said...

Wow, those are some really great tips. I'm always paranoid when I walk out to my car, and I ALWAYS have my sharpest key in my hand and ready from the time I leave a building until I get into my car, in case I have to gouge an attacker's eye out. Is it okay if I copy this post and email it to some friends of mine?

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

that taillight one was excellent, i would never had thought of that.

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger Fred said...

My elbow is the strongest part? Wow.

Great tip about the wallet. Throw it, then run like the dickens. They get their money, you get your safety.

Also, don't keep your social security card in your wallet. They'll get your identity, too.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger Lindsey said...

Holy crap...that is so scary!!!

Thanks for all the safety tips though. Great to know.

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger Nettie said...

Ooof, that thing about sitting in the car...

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Jahn said...

Another good tip: have a "throw-away" wallet with some expired cards and a little money in it. Throw that one.

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...

Great tips. I always appreciate the comments you leave for me, Lucy. Thanks you!

Hugz

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Jahn, Hopefully you remember which wallet is the "fake" one. I guess you could make it a different color.

The crying baby thing got to me too. I probably would have opened the door to rescue the infant. I learned alot from these tips.

Fred, My daughter put her social security card in her glove department one time and some one she that she thought was a friend, stole her card and tried to steal her idenity. Lucky for Jen we found out within a few days and stopped the process very quickly. We had to put a fraud allert on her account at the credit B, but it saved her credit rating and her idenity.

Looks like we all learned something from these tips. Thanks everyone.

lindsay, Yes, you may copy this and email it to your friends.

 
At 1:27 AM, Blogger Live, Love, Laugh said...

excellent post. I was reading about the Zodiac Serial Killer the other day, the article said he would sit in grocery store pkg lots and pay attention to women coming out of the store. He would make notes of several woman, what stickers were on their car, if they went to an ATM machine and threw away the receipt, he would go get it. It also stated he would follow them home and when they left he would pick the lock and go in. He usually hid until they went to bed and then came out and killed them. Scary huh?

 
At 6:49 AM, Blogger happyandblue2 said...

Great tips, in a scare the crap out of people way..

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Internet Street Philosopher said...

To be forwarned is to be forarmed. Good tips. Also the palm of your hand is tough like the elbow is also.

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger curious servant said...

Scary thoughts, but worth it.

A note about men. We tend to think that we are immune and can handle any situation. There is nothing weak about knowing there are circumstance too big to handle.

Play it safe. If not for your sake, then for your family's.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Big Dave T said...

It's always important to remain aware. You can't let fear overtake your life, though. As far as the last tip regarding the crying baby, that one's an urban legend. See . . .

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-crying-baby.htm

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Paula said...

Hmm . . .thanks for the tips.

 
At 12:38 AM, Blogger Sum kinda princess said...

I'd heard the one about the tail light, what a great list. I've sent it to my mother since she is very vulnerable. Thanks!

 

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