What is the one thing that an attacker doesn’t want? Attention. So why not keep a safety whistle with you? If someone is getting too close for comfort in the parking lot or you feel you are in danger, blow your safety whistle. Heads will turn. Maybe even more effectively than yelling “fire”. Let’s face it, humans are curious and a whistle blow will garner quick attention. It may also scare off an attacker who is looking for an easy target.
A safety whistle is also a great thing to bring with you when camping, hiking, biking, or exercising anywhere outdoors. If you get lost or injured, blowing your safety whistle will let others know you need assistance. It requires less energy to blow a whistle than to yell. Therefore, it won’t exhaust you or make you lose your voice like yelling does. A whistle can also be heard longer distances than your voice.
Melinda, Rayna and I will be attending the RWA National conference in Orlando. We will have an Attacking the Page display in the goody room stocked with free safety whistles. Stop by the goody room and get yours while supplies last. Or find me at the conference, mention the Attacking the Page blog and I’ll give you one.