Today's throwback blog is titled A Security Procedure in Feb 2007. Safety is important. Security is important. Protect yourself when you're alone. A suggestion is talking on the phone when alone in an apartment. Shout "911" or "emergency" when there is trouble.
In mid-November , my Dad and I gave away a sofa for free to a couple of roommates. When we arrived, one of the roommates talked on the phone. The other roommate was out of the apartment. After the move, I thought of a security procedure.
The security procedure is when somebody comes over to your house or apartment to make a repair, deliver a good, or relay a message, talk to a trusted friend or family member on the phone. When a situation arises where you need help, the trusted friend or family member can assist you on their end. Inform the person who is coming and the purpose for the visit before talking on the phone.
For instance, a plumber is repairing the pipes under the kitchen sink. You're on the phone talking to a friend. The plumber is about to commit a crime and you're the potential victim. Since you're on the phone, you yell out "Call 911." Your friend on the other end calls 911 on your behalf to send help.
Remember the security procedure if you're alone. Talking to someone assures you're with somebody.