By Jeremiah Johnson
Never drop your guard…It’s better to face a jury of 7 than to be carried by 6. The situational awareness will help you to avoid complications.
Be aware of your surroundings, and who is in those surroundings. My wife and I gassing up her vehicle, and as I pulled up to the pump, there were two young men and a young woman just acting stupidly…right in front of the door to the convenience store/gas station. My wife was going to go in and pay while I pumped the gas. I motioned for her to stay put while I both paid for and pumped the gas.
The men were carrying beer and the woman carousing with both while all played the fools. No matter. I kept my eye on them and paid for the gas, then came out and pumped it as they moved off (“staggered off” being a better term) across the parking lot.
Situational awareness. I didn’t have to say anything. I avoided a situation. Most of the times avoidance is the best answer.
Move out of the area and away from the potential situation before it escalates. It will all be forgotten in no time. It is important in the moment for the threat it potentially poses, however, in the long term it is not even worth the time of day.
Situations accomplish nothing if they’re allowed to escalate: avoid them as much as possible.
Let’s cover some simple basics that you can use all the time.
Take it seriously. Take each thing seriously, and remember that even the most harmless looking scenario can turn into a full-blown problem at any moment. Think outside of the box. Remember: lawbreakers aren’t worried about breaking the laws…the ones you are upholding. You’ll have to assess the situation as it arises, and you must also assess it as it changes. Take care of business when it occurs, and take care of one another. JJ out!
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