Nonlethal self defense items have been around one and one form or another for generations. Pepper sprays got their start in the 1300’s when the Chinese started throwing bags of hot spices at their enemies. They’ve come along way since then, of course. Stun guns were invented in the early 1900’s when a farmer needed a way to get his cattle moving a little bit more efficiently so he invented a cattle prod. Stun guns have come a long way since then.
If you can complete a service in 15 minutes or less, $4 is a fantastic deal. The more services you list, the more clients you’ll get and you might find yourself with steady work, sooner rather than later.
The second day got started off pretty well but one of the other riders had a hemorrhoid problem so he was in quite a but discomfort riding. I on the other note was seeing some left knee pain when starting on some of the hills.
Don’t talk on your cell phone while walking. This may make you feel safer, but a distracted person makes a better target for a thief or a rapist. Don’t let yourself be a target.
Almost every electronic personal alarm for children had two or more functions. A Mace Sports Strobe, for example, has three. It will emit a flashing light and a loud sound when you pull the pin. A special attachment allows you to use it as a door or window alarm to alert you if an intruder tries to enter. There is also a setting that allows you to use the devise as a simple flashlight.
Always use a licensed taxi or car service. Avoid the “Town Cars” that often cruise the streets looking to solicit rides. This practice is common at airports and other public transportation terminals and is unlawful in many states and cities. Many public taxi companies have the operator’s license posted in the rear of the cab for your inspection. Look for it and compare the photo to the driver.
12.) I know of more than one case where a young woman was able to discourage an attacker by using a red pepper spray. Do consider carrying a pepper spray in your pocket or purse. A few whiffs of spray can disable an assailant long enough for you to get away and call 911 for help.