Tips for Surviving the Big Bad World

TR<-Sketchy DudeBeing in the pool world means sometimes traveling to competitions, tournaments, maybe even leagues that may or may not be in some sketchy areas …

My dad sent me the below email and I thought it had some clever ideas for survival and may just save my life one day so I thought I’d pass it on to you too! Enjoy!

Written by a Cop for Our Own Safety

Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one’s life.

Put this where you will read it once a year—EVERY year!  This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, & everyone you know.  It never hurts to be too careful.

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.  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 MAD IN 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.

GG Update:  Newer cars have installed RELEASE handles inside of trunks to prevent people from being trapped inside so look for these just in case.

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. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF,


Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the carYour Air Bag will save you.  If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run.

It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

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 may not shoot or may only hit you in a non vital area. RUN, preferably in a zig -zag pattern!

Killa Padilla8. 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 ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted
his next victim.

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.

10. Water scam!

If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your outside taps full blast so that you will go out to investigate and then attack.
Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!

Please pass this on….


~ by g2 on November 12, 2011.

4 Responses to “Tips for Surviving the Big Bad World”

  1. Very useful tips.Anything to cause awareness is helpful and can make the difference between life and death.Conciously or subconciously,I’m sure you’ve made a huge difference in many peoples lives.I’m always proud of you.There are many things that I do that are natural and overlooked everyday at work and in general that you’ve made me reflect on.Some I could share in public and some that might be frowned upon but effective for making sure you make it home alive to take care of those you care for.

  2. Great Tips! I will pass them on.

  3. Great information Gail….i will definitely pass this on 🙂

  4. Good points GG, like the PSA.

    Elbows are nice to be used on sternum & throats. Like to add that. Slamming your car into something is smart. This is useful & will pass it on to my ladies pool shooters. Guys too. We all can use this.

    One thing I do to make sure we have better odds of surviving in hoods that are known to be bad is to leave in a group. No person left behind. Also keep tabs on who’s on your 6. Know the area before you enter it too. GooG earth is perfect to know the area. Also don’t get so plastered you can’t function. When you’re wasted to the point of being lost like a little child in the mall, is when the predators come out.

    Protect your neck.

    Arthur H.
    FL, NJ

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