What made you smile today? 6

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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby KingCarrot » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:51 pm

Del wrote:Yeah I suggested that Bouncy. I think she was a bit too overwhelmed and scared at the time. We have had a long talk about what to do if it ever happens again.

Funny... I educated my girls VERY pointedly about staying safe, scenarios, exit plans, etc. I dont think it hits home until it actually happens.


Remember to teach them to jab their fingers into the assailants eyes if they get attacked - it is MUCH more effective and easier to pull off than kicking a guy in the nuts. It works on women too lol. I know it is a little bit gross and violent, but if it gets you out of serious danger then so be it.

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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Batty » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:53 pm

And if you want to do someone serious harm, bring the edge of your hand up - with as much force as you can muster - underneath their nose, in an upwards motion, to cause impact trauma to the nasal septum ... :twisted:
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby chris.ph » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:13 pm

grab hold of them, pick them up then throw them at a wall. this normally works for me :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:24 pm

Also a good one(and at the same time a terrible and sad statement about the human race in general),when a woman is in trouble,is to never yell 'Rape!' or a similar sentiment,but instead to repeatedly yell 'Fire!' as loudly as possible.
The first is more likely to turn people away sadly,while the second is somewhat guaranteed to draw them like flies to honey...
As far as weapons are concerned,never 'pack' anything that is likely be used against you to do you serious harm,so pepperspray or better teargas,maybe a yes.
Guns,knifes etc. for the average person however i'd say a definite no. ;)
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:48 pm

Geez Del. :shock: How awful that she went through all that - and you too! Hope she takes your advice more seriously now.
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby chris.ph » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:46 pm

are tasers and mace allowed in oz??
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby michelanCello » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:44 pm

That's quite a frightening story, Del! :shock: Hope the guy won't turn up... but realllly nice move from the first lady, and such a nice couple, too! :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:51 pm

chris.ph wrote:are tasers and mace allowed in oz??

Do you mean the one with spikes and chain attached Chris. :twisted:
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Penfold » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:03 pm

So glad M is safe Del and I hope she remains so. At least she learned a lesson with no harm done. :D
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby chillicamper » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:49 am

Del - that sounds so scary. Thank goodness there are some nice people in the world that stepped in to help! Im not letting my little girl out till she's at least 30 :lol:
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby KingCarrot » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:53 am

Mycroft Vimes wrote:Also a good one(and at the same time a terrible and sad statement about the human race in general),when a woman is in trouble,is to never yell 'Rape!' or a similar sentiment,but instead to repeatedly yell 'Fire!' as loudly as possible.
The first is more likely to turn people away sadly,while the second is somewhat guaranteed to draw them like flies to honey...
As far as weapons are concerned,never 'pack' anything that is likely be used against you to do you serious harm,so pepperspray or better teargas,maybe a yes.
Guns,knifes etc. for the average person however i'd say a definite no. ;)


LMAO, when you said to shout "fire", I thought you meant to convince the assailant that they are about to get shot by a sniper or something. That would surely confuse them and scare them enough to run away like a little sissy haha.
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:00 pm

chris.ph wrote:are tasers and mace allowed in oz??

Just take a rubber spider with you and throw that. Much scarier! :o
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby KingCarrot » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:12 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
chris.ph wrote:are tasers and mace allowed in oz??

Just take a rubber spider with you and throw that. Much scarier! :o


Or a rubber spider tied to the end of a rubber snake?

It also doubles up as a mace if you sharpen the spider's legs first.
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby KingCarrot » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:14 pm

Damn, somebody already come up with my idea... http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/82627714/
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Re: What made you smile today? 6

Postby spideyGirl » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:29 pm

Aw Del, poor thing, but like you say sometimes the warnings don't sink in til it becomes real.

A one finger poke in the throat is also a good self defence move. :shifty:
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