Personal Safety Source
Often out of necessity comes an idea or business. I started this non - lethal self defense business because of personal experience. One of my many jobs is in home insurance sales. Several years ago I went into a home that had been broken into the week before. The neighborhood was not great and known for drug houses. The woman I was meeting with looked at the necklace I was wearing and said if anyone saw that - they would rip it off my neck!!
It hit me - what the heck am I doing going into people's homes, neighborhoods, businesses without anything for my own personal protection. Safety is often taken for granted and thinking about carrying something for self defense such as pepper spray or a stun gun rarely crosses our mind. Well, it should and that is why I do this. I was reminded again yesterday and happy to say I was prepared this time.
Once again it's my busy time of year for insurance sales. I had an appointment with a client way out in the country. It was so far out that cell service was not available and his house was so far out the pavement turned into gravel and dirt. While I was approaching the house I saw a truck sitting on the road I rolled my window down and asked if there was a house further down...the dirtied man in black and white stripes said he wasn't sure (escaped convict came to my mind)....I kept driving and sure enough found the house.
My client was out front waiting for me and watched as I took everything from my car. We went in the house to the kitchen table where most business takes place. I put my computer and bag down and started to sit at the head of the table. He told me to sit by him so he could see...from the begininng this made me uncomfortable. He told me how he and his wife had built this house but she still lived in the city and didn't come out there except for occasional weekends.
As I began my presentation I noticed he was moving closer to me and that his leg was almost touching mine. An uneasiness came over me and I moved my chair a bit and my body to the farthest part of the chair. I sat up straighter and was acutely aware of everything going on. The way he looked at me, his body language and actions told me something was not right. This feeling isn't one I get very often - in fact, I've only felt it a couple times in my life. Each time there proved to be a reason for my uneasiness.
I hurried through my presentation and never turned my back on my client. When I got more sales materials out of my bag I was comforted to that my compact smack keychain stun gun was within reach and easily accessible if I needed it. These items offer peace of mind and security in situations we hope never to be in.
PersonalSafetySource.com was created to offer these products to people like me that don't always think about self defense. We need to always be aware of our surroundings and know that bad things can happen to anyone. I have so many friends that are involved in some sort of Home Health, Hospice or other in home sales or service. Please make sure you have something to protect yourself. My motto is it's better to have something and never have to use it than to need something and not have it!
Don't Let Thieves Ruin A Great Vacation! Amica Insurance Offers Five Quick ... - Insurance News Net (press release)
Don't Let Thieves Ruin A Great Vacation! Amica Insurance Offers Five Quick Travel Safety TipsLINCOLN, RI (PRWEB) July 23, 2012
Whether heading to the 2012 Olympic Games in London or escaping for a weekend getaway, vacationers should remember to take steps to protect their money, luggage and other valuables. Amica Insurance offers five quick reminders:
• Avoid bringing large amounts of cash. Carry one or two credit cards and use travelers checks when possible.
• Don’t bring valuable or irreplaceable jewelry, electronics or collectibles.
• Make sure each piece of luggage is labeled inside and out with your name, address and telephone number. This goes for carry-ons, too.
• Keep cash, credit cards, passports and airline tickets in the hotel safe. And keep your hotel door locked at all times.
• If you have to carry cash or credit cards, don’t keep them in handbags or outside pockets that are easy for thieves to access. Inside pockets and shoulder bags across the chest are safest.
“It’s also a good idea to leave a copy of your itinerary with a family member or friend who can contact you in the event of an emergency,” said Vince Burks, spokesman for Amica Insurance.
Here are a few other travel reminders from the USA.gov website:
• Remember to bring a photo identification card and updated passport if you’re traveling outside of the United States.
• Contact your doctor to see whether you need any immunizations before you travel to a foreign country.
• Don’t forget to bring any prescription medications you may need. Keep them in their original, labeled containers and carry copies of your prescriptions, including the generic names.
• If you’re traveling by air, review the Transportation Security Administration’s list of prohibited items to bring on airplanes. “By using these simple safety tips, you can help protect yourself and your belongings -- making your vacation more enjoyable for everyone,” Burks said.
About Amica Mutual Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country.
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