I know I watch too watch CSI, Criminal Minds, Forensic Files, etc... b/c of all the little clever things I do to ward off potential serial killers, or rapers, or whatever..... In NYC I used to switch the train I was getting on @ the last minute.....then sometimes when I got off I would pretend I 'accidentally' got off @ the wrong stop & turn around to deter 'bad guys'.
I always set my phone to dial on silent so if I think there is a bad guy in the house I can dial 911 without them hearing.
I open the doors with great force to squash any bad guys lurking behind the door......
There are a few more moves but I won't continue to bore you.....
And by the way I am NOT paranoid...I'm not!! I do all kinds of stupid, thoughtless things to put myself @ risk.....I am not going to get into them all.
Anyway....my new latest way to not end up on CSI involves people ringing the doorbell. This is mostly a day time thought b/c my main concern with not answering the door is that I will miss an important package that has to be signed for, and well.....we all know that involves a lengthy process before you are united with 'said' package.
My door has windows that go all the way from the floor to the top of the door on both sides....and I have come to notice, does not have a peep hole......so basically there is not much room for hiding and observing the element of danger involved with the stranger @ the door.
Today I came up with a dialogue to help eliminate any issues that I might have with ending up on CSI......mostly this only pertains to package delivery people b/c I don't care about anyone else unless I am expecting them.
Door Bell rings
enter me stage left peeping out of the many windows to see package delivery guy, but how do I know he is really a package delivery guy.....maybe he used to be, and was fired and now goes around raping & killing people in his old uniform.......or maybe he raped and killed a real package delivery guy and is wearing his uniform.
So then I would look for the truck......this I feel gives the situation some validity, even though he could have stolen the truck too
The dialogue would go as follows
Me: Yes, who is it??
Stranger: 'package delivery service'guy
Me: I don't see your truck
Stranger: It's down the street I had another package to deliver on the same block
Me: What was the address??
Stranger: Can't remember??
Me: Who is my package from??
Stranger: if he does not tell me someone or a company I recognize then we proceed to:
Me: I'm not home and we have an alarm
Stanger walks off and looks for new victim.......and I come to the computer and blog about how I am still alive
Yes, I actually run through random scenarios, such as this, in my head........And who knows how many times it may have saved my life??? Or just entertained myself??