First up, I want to make this clear- Just because I am a woman, this article has not been written assuming the offender to be a male. I truly believe,that an offender can come from anywhere and be of any sex. The faster we digest this, the faster our response time will be. Case in point, would any of the crew on International TV productions, ever think they needed to be on guard from the lead actor on the sets? And yet the innocent looking-chocolate boy – next door neighbour kinda guy Kevin Spacey managed to terrorise people over the years.
So here’s what you need to remember when in or to avoid a tricky situation …. PACTS
Buy one now. Stick one under your steering wheel and carry one around in your bag/laptop bag at all times.
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Having your near and dear ones know you’re in danger can save not just many a terrible incident but also mental trauma. Think of how many times we hesitate before telling our loved ones what went wrong. That stigma can be taken out of the equation with this simple hack.
CELL PHONE ESSENTIALS
Be more aware of what your cell phone can do for you incase of an emergency. Do you have the right people on speed dial? A helpline that may be faster than the police? An automated SOS message in your drafts that can be sent immediately?
This one may sound weird, but you’ll be surprised how numb the mind, and this is an endeavour to get you on top of the situation. Most of the time, we know our offender, and its the shock of that, that mutes us and delays our safety response. Instead of attacking, surprise them by either staging a fainting spell, choking or any other delay tactic that can help you get an advantage.
Invest in a safety siren, that can be worn as jewellery , stuck on clothes or mobile. This will help attract action, incase you’re too stunned to react in any other way.
I hope in an uncomfortable situation, PACTS will help you get into an auto rescue mode and take on the world.