Sun Dec 23, 2012, 03:33 PM
Taverner (55,476 posts)
Han Solo taught me all I needed to know about Home Defense
I have done this on two occasions, and chased away two burglars
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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:12 PM
hunter (19,029 posts)
5. Seems I've got the berserker gene.
It's worked for me in the past but I do my damned best not to activate it.
I'm not Han Solo, I'm the Wookie. If I have to tear your arms off it won't be for anything trivial and most everything is trivial. My wallet? Sure, take it. Been there, done that. Your life sucks and now it's gonna suck more. You got eleven bucks, a credit card that's gonna be declined, and the police will have your picture from the booze&more checkout stand security cams.
When I was young and crazy I went off on a guy who was trying to steal my car radio, and wow, did he run away. Yes, I did mean death and mayhem. But in hindsight I realized a car radio is a silly thing to fight over. Woohoo! FM stereo from a time when mono AM only radios and air conditioning were optional upgrades. But what's a super premium FM four channel stereo radio like that worth today? Nothing.
Now I'm a pacifist about shit like that. I've got an indifferent learned-as-a-student-teacher scowl that says, "Really? Are you sure you want to go there? You know I'll call your mother." And that's all it takes, the bad guys still run away.