posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:46 PM
reply to post by getreadyalready
Starred and flagged getready.
Well played by you and your wife, and I'm glad it ended well.
That bunch was probably on their way to their meth lab in the woods and spotted a seemingly easy target; steal the bike, rape the woman and leave the
body for the gators. Your sudden appearance and un-intimidated attitude forced them to re-think things, thinking probably not being their strong
It's spooky how easy a nice day can drift in to the Twilight Zone in the span of a few seconds, and sometimes that "spidey sense" is the only
warning you get before things go bad in a big way. I'm glad you listen to it.
I read somewhere that the people who survive most life threatening situations do so because they go with their first or "gut" instinct and don't
second guess it or try to rationalize or minimize the perceived threat level; they do exactly the opposite of what so-called "experts" tell you to
do, and they survive. The course of action that saves them is decided on in a few hundredths of a second, not after going down some crisis management
checklist in your head.
Don't even think twice about not getting a tag number; you did the most important thing - you're handling of the situation got your wife and
yourself safe. Damned glad you had your .380 along too.
Like someone else said, in a perfect world.. Well this world isn't perfect as we all know and all the "ifs" and "ands" might as well be
chamberpots for all the good they do after the fact.
The main thing is you and your bride are safe. Maybe nothing would have happened, though I sure as hell doubt it. The best thing is neither you nor
your ladylove had to find out the hard way.
Good show man
BTW: Nice to know I'm not the only one around here with some salt in the pepper hair too; us older guys are "well seasoned" like a good Chili.