A Can of Wasp Spray & Your Car Keys

A friend sent this to me and I thought it was excellent and so wanted to send it out to all of you. 🙂

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp sprayinstead.The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection… Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania SouthviewHigh School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.

“That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Or shoot the sumbitc-DDC. Maybe even save a life.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.

Please pass this on even IF you’ve read it before. It’s a reminder.

Please share this with all the people in your life.

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities;

when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

Wow! Selling on Amazon Kindle.

A special hello and thanks to those who have bought my works on Kindle and a request at the same time.

First, a thank you for your purchases. I really appreciate your buying my books. I hope you enjoy what you bought and if you didn’t please let me know.

Second, the request is simply that you write a review on Amazon for what you bought and what you think. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or lengthy. But, positive remarks will help move the books up the hill in terms of recognition and, hopefully, sales. Also, with your permission, I will copy and post to Facebook and my Blog “Thoughts” or refer others to your remarks on Amazon.

Thanks again.


Just a note of thanks to all my followers on the blog and also on Poet in the Rain. It is nice to know that when I write something that others are enjoying my work. I try my best to be open and completely honest about what I think and what I write about. There are times that I may be, or sound, controversial. I guess it is just who I am and at 67 years old I doubt I’ll change. Anyway, my passion is in writing and in sharing what I write. So, again, thank you for reading and for following me. You are most welcome here. 🙂

Last evening I spent with a group of writers in Sarasota. We meet every two weeks and share what we are doing. My poem Rivers and Canyons was well received as was The Wino and Me.

Rivers and Canyons is dedicated to a friend of mine who is dying of pancreatic cancer. I am very angry about this because I believe it should have been discovered two years ago as the man has been complaining about a bowel problem all that time. His A1C readings were into the 10 range and his glucose tests were in the 200 – 300 range and his doctor did not want him on insulin and did nothing to have a sonogram of his intestines. Instead, she opted to give  him stool softeners. She told him that insulin was only for those who were severely diabetic.  WHAT???? Where did this woman get her license from? Anyway, I am sure you can all tell I’m pissed and if I run into this lady I will not be too pleasant towards her. My belief is that her incompetence will result in Ed’s death.

So, that’s it for now. A thanks to all my followers and an explanation.

Have a great day.

Once Upon a Time Twisted – The Hanging of the Wolf

Chapter One of The Hanging of the Wolf is now available. This is the true to life story about how William Wolf was set upon by others in the Fairytale Kingdom and, having been convicted of murdering the Three Little Pigs, was sentenced to be hung. Narrated by Fuzzy Hare and Stan “Hedge” Hedgehog, the story will replay the tale Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and more, much more….and it is only $1. That’s right, $1. To be the first kid in your neighborhood to read a copy of the first one-hundred pages. The hard copy will be coming out soon. By being among the first 10 readers you will also receive my guarantee that you will be able to purchase the next 100 pages for a separate fee of one dollar. This is not a cheap rip off copy. This is the real McCoy. Be among the first ten in your neighborhood to be able to say, “I like that.”