Our Househelp Taught us a Self Defense

By Arya
@yoalldudes (32701)
Philippines
August 8, 2022 10:42pm CST
She told us to keep sand in our house to throw at the face targetting the eyes of the intruder and then hit with a saucepan . Of course this is in the worst case scenario only. She also said she will do it in their house because there was a man caught breaking into a neighbors house. I feel the rise in criminality is because of the poverty that people are suffering right now. That is just my opinion. We do have 2 dogs and double locks on doors but even those I still dont feel safe. I keep my cellphone charged and by my bed before I sleep.
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@LadyDuck (409238)
• Switzerland
9 Aug
You can do better, keep a bomb of insecticide and spray on the face targeting the eyes. Even if there is more than one guy with the spray you cannot miss. This causes a lot of pain, you have time to call the police.
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@LadyDuck (409238)
• Switzerland
9 Aug
@yoalldudes You do not need to go too close, it is safer for you.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
9 Aug
That is a good idea.
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@louievill (29139)
• Philippines
10 Aug
Just make sure you do not panic and point the spray facing the thieves not at your face.. That happened to my wife with a small fire extinguisher, not really at her face but the first blast was way off the mark instead of the base of the flame, panic and fear is also our enemy.
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@gtdoss (1130)
• United States
9 Aug
Some people steal because they have nothing, and some people steal just for fun. What I have a harder time with is people breaking into other people's houses and frightening them. There's just no excuse for it.
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@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
I heard the kind we have here are the ones who threaten the honeowners.
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@gtdoss (1130)
• United States
12 Aug
People who can do that to other people who are just minding their own business in their homes are the worst kind of people.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@gtdoss That is why we should be ready to defend our life and property
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@rsa101 (35620)
• Philippines
9 Aug
It's true that finding safety and security can be challenging, especially if your home is situated in an area with a high crime rate. Fortunately, it's a little quiet where I live. Since we are on the fifth floor, anyone attempting to rob us would first have to pass by the lobby guard and be watched over by a CCTV camera before they could actually get close to our apartment. Despite this, our apartment is also double locked because you never know when someone might decide to bypass the security measures that have been put in place.
@rsa101 (35620)
• Philippines
12 Aug
@yoalldudes I guess that is another factor to consider. So far, we are only a few units per floor so I just hope there are no nosy and sneaky neighbors around. The usual complaint I have in my place is there are some units that smoke and when they do the smell reaches our unit.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
13 Aug
@rsa101 Is it amoke from cugarette or smell if dishes being cooked that makes other envious
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@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
Being on the 5th floor is a deterrent in itself except if the robber is a neighbor. My step brother had his phone stolen by a neighbor in his condo unit.
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@louievill (29139)
• Philippines
9 Aug
, what if you miss?and what if there are 2 or more?
@louievill (29139)
• Philippines
10 Aug
@yoalldudes the criminal is wearing eyeglasses! seriously in home defense we have to create several tiers of defense starting with your perimeter fence, good lighting, barbed wires, cctv, burglar alarms and trip wires. Yes good locks is and your dogs are good force multipliers. Weapon should only be the last resort. Thieves are lazy people so they will choose an easy target, if they access your house is well defended they will avoid it.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
9 Aug
I will try to have as much sand as I can. Yea I know I cant handle if there is 3
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@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
@louievill That is good advice. Putting as much deterrents. The fact that my partner is a policeman should signal them to stay away .
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@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
9 Aug
Two dogs would discourage someone from breaking in.
@LindaOHio (104159)
• United States
12 Aug
@yoalldudes A German Shepard would make a good watch dog.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
I wish the puppy would grow up though. I am thinking of getting a German Sheperd or a Golden Retriever Im not sure I can manage them though but it is a dream of mine.
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@moonandstars (62600)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Aug
i think 2 dogs are already enough but i feel you and glad that she teached you those tricks and tehnicques
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
I'm glad we have those 2 dogs one is medium sized though and the other one is still a growing puppy
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@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
14 Aug
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Aug
@yoalldudes a perfect defense
@allknowing (105439)
• India
9 Aug
Better safe than sorry as they say.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
That saying could save us a lot of heartache and trouble. Spoken for sure by wise and experienced people who learned it the hard way.
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@jstory07 (124800)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Aug
We have our cell phone charged and near the bed when we sleep to. I do not blame you any.
@yoalldudes (32701)
• Philippines
12 Aug
That is a good practice. And thank you better be prepared that sorry.