When you walk around do you go from a to b with purpose or do you dawdle, meander, wander? Are you a target?
There was a survey done in a jail where inmates were asked to choose potential victims from footage of people shopping in a shopping centre. The people they chose we the ones taking their time with no apparent purpose or direction.
Interestingly, it is the same type of shoppers that those pop up shops in the centre of the isle choose. The make-up ones or the pay TV ones for example. They like the shopper who are having a wander. Those handing out pamphlets also use this too. It is based in psychology.
Me? I never dawdle and I purposefully love to stride past those centre shops just to prove my point. It really does work. Just go from a to b and I n-e-v-e-r get asked. I never get handed a pamphlet either, except when I want one.
We all know in a dark car park you need to stride with haste to your car, car keys in hand so no fumbling for the same reason. Less of a target.
Did you know any of this? Do you practice this?
ciao for now
just Martha xx
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