Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Self Defense Plan

Caleb has a good, well-rounded plan. I really need to discuss this with my wife again.
  • Option 1: we both run away like little girls and call 911 from a safe place.
This is my favorite option.  “You always win the fight that never happens”.  But what if running away isn’t an option?  What if there are multiple attackers and one of them is blocking your retreat?
  • Option 2: Disable the guy that’s blocking our retreat, then run away like little girls and call 911 from a safe place.
Any time the situation turns to violence, we’ve reached “undesireable options”.  However, sometimes violence is inescapable, so it’s best to have a plan on when and how you plan on resorting to force.  Of course, sometimes you can’t retreat at all, which leaves us to option 3.
  • Option 3: My wife runs, I buy time.

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