Eavesdropping

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Yesterday, I overheard a conversation between two moms while we were waiting to pick up our kids from Sunday school.

Apparently one of the moms had a break-in the night before. Her husband works at night and she was alone with her two young children. Luckily they have a security system and the alarm must have been enough to scare the perp off. She told the other mom that some cabinets were open but nothing was missing. The young mother said that her husband was furious because it took 30 minutes for the sheriff’s deputies to show up.

I was quietly listening up to this point, but I couldn’t stand it any longer.  “Do you have any means to protect yourself?”, I asked her. Her reply was , “We have a .38 and a 9mm.” With relief I responded, “Good enough.”

All I can say is that I’m glad they have the security system and the 2 handguns to protect themselves. If a determined attacker had broken in, he wouldn’t have been deterred by the sound of an alarm, and she would have had to act to protect herself and her children. The authorities would have been there way too late. When seconds count, the police can be there in minutes.

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