Posted by Patricia on December 8, 2011, 1:45 pm, in reply to "Solutions..."
Nice Freudian slip, Sthephanie. I think thats what we all need.The use of a good massage board instead of the message board. That would be a good solution. |
Now to add to other possible solutions:
1. I think each of us need to find the best way to protect our belongings by checking our homes making sure windows are not an easy access for intruders. I have heard that screens were the only barriers to some of the burglaries? And no I am not blaming the victims but even in the best situations we have the primary responsibility for our wellbeing. When my car got broken into in the US and police found that I had neglected to lock it at night I got little help or sympathy. I learned the hard way.
2. Do not leave anything of value (little or large)in plain sight that might entice even the best citizen or child.
3. Know thy neighboors (you don't have to love them)and stablish some kind of rapport.A smile or greeting goes a long way.
4. Remember the Golden rule.
5. Vary your schedules even if it is in minutes or days. In small towns people watch eachothers' moves and not necesarilly with bad intentions but for curiosity, "chismoso" or their own safety.
7.Have a network of friends.So others see you are not alone.
8. Trust your instincts but watch your prejudices.
Some of the poorest folks can be the most honest and caring folks.
All of the above is obviuos to most but it was part of the neighboorhood watch info I got after we started a program in our hood in the US.The burglar turned out to be a teen from the neighboorhood,while we were suspecting a transient. Hope it is a good reminder of things to do to improve our chances of not being victims. I look forward to be part of the solution group!
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