We are winding down the days until Christmas. Everyone is finishing up their shopping and making those last-minute shopping trips to the mall or big box stores. I just wanted to toss out another quick post on keeping aware of what is going on around you. We have covered situational awareness many times before on here and this time of the year it is even more important. Lets face it times are getting tough and desperate people will do desperate things. Just a few days ago we had a robbery at gun point in my town which is almost unheard of. There are a few quick tips for safety I wanted to toss out there today for everyone.
First when pulling into the parking lot and scoping out a prime spot try to choose one close to a light pole. Being winter the days are shorter and you have a better chance of wandering through a dark parking lot. Keeping you car under the light makes it easier to see what is around it when walking towards it and keeps you lit up as well. Criminals want easy targets and if there is a chance they are seen doing their dirty deeds by a witness or two the likely hood of an attack goes down.
Second keep your head up. The craziest thing I see when I do end up in a mall or store is the amount of people with their heads down looking at their cell phone, a shopping list, or even a receipt. If I ever have to check my phone or something while in a crowd I like to move to the side and put my back against the wall or a pillar so I only have to worry about one direction instead of 360 degrees.
And lastly listen to that little voice in your head. You know the one I’m talking about. It is the one that always pipes up when you get that funny feeling about something. Nearly all victims of violent crime start out their story by saying “I had funny feeling about ____ but I ignored it.” or something similar that line. Fear is a gift up to a certain point. For example, if you are walking to your car and there is a windowless van parked 3 spots down chances are good that the little voice inside your head is going to be shitting kittens and setting off alarms…. Don’t ignore it. And I know what they nay sayers are thinking now. “Brian you are just paranoid!” Well guess what I would rather be wrong 100% of the time when it comes to listening to that little voice than to ignore it once and find myself in a life or death situation. If you get that “feeling” listen to that little voice in the back of your head and get out-of-the-way. Let someone else be the victim.
That is all I have for you today. I was working diligently on a lengthy post covering Ohio’s HB 203 and I realized it is going to be a long one. I am actually thinking about breaking it up into a couple of parts because there is a few things I think need to be covered and a lot of stuff that I think needs said but nobody else is wanting to say. Hopefully I can get at least some of it finished up and have it for you tomorrow. Remember to like the Absolute BS Facebook page. It was bought to my attention yesterday that if you search “Absolute BS” on Facebook the blog is nowhere to be found under that search term so if you could pick a picture of article I have written and share it to make it easier for your friends to find me. Thanks for your continued support!
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