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A bit scary by kazzzz on 24 December 2008 2:45am
At 2 am this morning I heard someone rattling on our front door, then heard them go all around the outside of the house trying the windows:( I was soo scared, I was alone here with Ava and Ray was at work. I rang him and he got here about 45 mins later coz he was doing a job but of course by then whoever it was had gone.
Today we have been out and bought security lights with sensors.:(
I doubt I will sleep tonight!
Re: A bit scary by Lounge Trekker on 24 December 2008 4:39am
Use your camera flash and they'll think you have a picture. Then yell in the most aggressive tone you can summon, "Get the h*** out of here or I'll blow your f****** head off!"

Lounge Vigilante
Re: A bit scary by johnnythemonkey on 24 December 2008 4:53am
Just put a pic of big 'Ray' outside the house Karen....you'll be safe. :)
You were unfortunate Karen, an asshole like that won't come back and I'm serious about the fact that if any local assholes knew the size and capability of Jason, they'd run a mile.
Re: A bit scary by mrsthing on 25 December 2008 7:59pm
Where I live, there's every likelihood they'll try again. And if not them, someone else. You were smart to get the security lights, Karen!

But a feminine voice shouting what Pete suggested won't carry much weight with a would be burglar. It might be better if you yelled, "The police are on their way!" even if it's not true.
Re: A bit scary by kazzzz on 26 December 2008 9:45am
Well I would have to agree. Women don't make much of an impact, especially in THIS country!
Perhaps I need a big dog.
Re: A bit scary by tucsonmike on 26 December 2008 1:04pm
Sorry to hear it, Karen. Yes, I like Pete's solution. From what you have told me about Australian cops, threatening to call them does not sound like much of a threat.

I met an Australian writer online yesterday (She is from Brisbane). She sounds as though she would go outside and confront him.

How well do you know your neighbors, Karen? One thing we learned in the Citizens Police Academy was try and get to know your neighbors. We do and we look out for each other. The city is also divided into neighborhood associations that have regular meetings. (Heck I have the phone number and email of the Asst. Chief of Patrol, Chief Sharon Allen). Another great reason for attending the Citizens Police Academy.
Saves me having to shoot the crook, or running him through with a sword.
Re: A bit scary by sighthound on 27 December 2008 6:00am
I totally agree with Pete and Mike, kazzzz.
What is this shit about women not making an impact in your country?!! The women in your country like in mine have always had to deal with all the problems of living on the edge of a frontier. There is no way that you are not going to stand up to protect your babies. Get a big dog or even a little dog with a big mouth and watch them. Bullies back off from righteous anger.
Re: A bit scary by kazzzz on 27 December 2008 8:13am
It's not shit it's just how it is here.

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