posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 02:11 PM
reply to post by locololo
About 10 years ago I was the manager of a shop in the rough part of a city near where I live. This area had lots of 24 hour bars and was notorious for
being a hotspot for violent crime so I thought it prudent to fashion a weapon out of what I could find lying around the shop. It had to be an
inconspicuous weapon so that I wouldn't get told off by the area manager (if he came around snooping).
I found the perfect candidate for the job - a cylinder of cardboard from inside an industrial sized roll of tissue. It was similar to the cardboard
inside a roll of toilet tissue except it was 2 feet long and the actual cardboard was about 1/2th an inch thick. For all intents and purposes it was
like a baseball bat.
Anyway, I gummed up one end with a large amount of Blue-Tack to add weight to it and positioned the thing under the counter so I could quickly grab it
if anyone tried to rob the gaff.
It came in useful only once. I got into work early one Saturday morning and started to go about my business. It was customary for me to leave the
front door unlocked (but shut) so that other members of staff could come in to start their shifts. On that particular morning I was there on my own
when a drunken, burly ruffian burst through the door and started asking me if I wanted to "get it on", in the sexual sense of the term!
I grabbed my cardboard roll but, being a gentleman, I refrained from clouting the loon and merely poked him out of the door with it - which was
smartly locked behind him the instant his fat arse had cleared the door frame.