The Busy Woman's Pocket Guide to Safety, is filled with safety tips that teach women how to “think safe” in everyday situations. This book is unique because it goes beyond giving women safety tips to live by, it teaches them how to create their own safety tips and empowers them to think critically about their surroundings. Ladies First Publishing is committed to giving women information in a quick, easy to read, inexpensive format. This book is great for women of all ages and practically sells itself.
Here is a snapshot of what you will see in the book:
...Having to let strangers into your house can make your skin crawl. It's not a good feeling to have someone in your place of refuge whom you don't know, but it happens to all of us. Air conditioners have to be installed or repaired. Plumbers have to unclog the toilet. Contractors have to rip out the kitchen cabinets. But if we have to do it, then let's do it safely.
You want to give the illusion that you've got a busy house with lots of people coming and going and people looking in or calling frequently.
Before anyone comes over
Workers who came to my place When I lived alone (and this is still largely the case), workers who came to my door must have thought I had an army of people looking after me. I took some simple precautions before any repairpersons or other people ever showed up at the door.
- Put away your purse, keys, mail, financial statements and any other personal information. Keep the items you'll need, such as cash or a checkbook, close at hand. That way you won't need to fumble around or search for anything while someone is in the house. Try to have cash, or whatever you'll be paying with, nearby. If you are using cash, don't have a lot of it in your hands. The person in your house could snatch the whole wad and run.
- If you're a single woman, wear a wedding band so that you'll look as though you have a husband—which means you have a man in the house.
- One touch I thought was particularly creative was my keeping bunches of photos of my friends and family liberally sprinkled all over the place. Prospective attackers probably thought twice because I had so many photographs displayed in my apartment. I didn't appear to be a lonely