Now that Christmas Season's nearing again, let us all BE SAFE.
Let me share to you a Facebook note I read in this oh so helpful blog.
I don't frequently ride cabs, but to those of you who does, please be extra-extra careful. If you could, choose a decent looking one, much better if it's from a known taxi company (Basic Taxi, R&E Taxi, MGE Taxi, etc.). Always take note of the plate number, text it to someone -- any of your loved ones. Make sure you know the way to your destination, familiarize yourself of the shortcuts, too. Ensure that you recognize the streets where the driver takes you. And do not trust anyone (uh, well except for the police).
It sucks to know that the number of days before Christmas is inversely proportional to the chances of each of us getting victimized of this kind of crime. I hate how we are obliged to guard our lives while others are heartlessly waiting for us to fall into their trap. But do we have a choice? No. And that sucks, too.
Read this post and I hope the daughter of the author (who escaped from the crime) inspire you like she inspired me.
Be safe guys. :)