(Closed) Spinoff – Do you carry a personal alarm?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you carry a personal alarm?
    Sometimes : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Always : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Never : (26 votes)
    93 %
  • Post # 3
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A personal alarm? Like, life-alert?

    Post # 4
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Never even heard of such a thing. So for me, no.

    Post # 5
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never heard of this. I can’t even imagine living somewhere that I would need to contemplate having one.

    Post # 7
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Never heard of it. It doesn’t sound very feasible. What’s stopping your attacker from taking it and throwing it into a river, or the bushes, or just hucking it far, far, far away from you?

    I imagine it would kind of be like a car alarm – lots of people have them, no people pay attention to them.

    Post # 8
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Never heard of it either!

    Post # 10
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    I do not carry anything like that (even though we live in a notsogreat area). I’ve never felt scared enough anywhere I’ve lived, even when I lived alone, to carry anything.

    One of my BFF’s always carries pepper spray, (she had an ex that stalked her), I was always glad that she does since I know that whole situation.

    My SO’s mom carries a personal taser for when she walks home from work at night. She lives alone, she usually gets out of work around midnight, and she has a 10-15 minute walk home.

    SO & I were actually very glad when she told us about it as she lives in a different state and her home has been broken into before.

    Post # 11
    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    No.  No one even blinks an eye at car alarms anymore.  I wouldn’t depend on it saving me from an attacker.

    Post # 12
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ha, I thought you meant a personal alarm clock. Sure, I have my cell phone!

    Haha so no, I don’t have a personal alarm. Other than the alarm on my car which I can turn on from my keys.

    Post # 13
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    Nope, never heard of one until now.  Never had or was offered a rape whistle when I went to college (graduated almost 10 years ago).  I have a home security system and a car alarm, that’s it.

    Post # 15
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t. I think it would be good in a crowded area. Attract attention and scare the attacker off.

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