Sunday, 24 October 2010

My Daddy Taught Me Good...

My father died when I was 15. I was his little girl, and there were a few things he thought I should know. One of them was how to defend myself - and, to this day, I remember his demonstration...

"If attacked from behind," he told me solemnly, "stomp on the man's foot, hard, so you break his instep, then move your elbow sharply back into his solar plexus... also, don't punch a man on the chin. You're a girl, and that sort of knock-out needs a lot of force. Hit him on the nose with the heel of your hand, sharply upwards, to break the bones and drive them into the skull... oh, and stick your fingers into his eye sockets. Right in..."

I haven't ever had to make use of the advice, fortunately. But I was reminded of it by this little snippet from Creative Minority Report - a news report of a robbery attempt which got turned into a musical masterpiece...





My daddy also taught me what to do if I was in a hostage situation and the SAS made a rescue attempt.* I have no idea why he felt that was necessary fatherly advice, and so far I haven't had to use that either...


* Just in case you are interested - "Get down on the floor when the stun grenades go off, keep your hands open out in the clear, and don't move until you're told to!"

6 comments:

Zephyrinus said...

Dear Mac. Please remind me NEVER to upset you !!!

dillydaydream said...

I hope and pray that it is mere coincidence that you have posted this in proximity to your post about Fr Mildew's situation.

Mac McLernon said...

Dilly - I wouldn't dream of treating Fr. Clifton in such a manner...

dillydaydream said...

Or anyone else involved?

gemoftheocean said...

Also, a tip: If grabbed by the throat try and grab their pinkies and force back. Even the weakest person can generally break a little finger - they'd essentially have to let go.

gemoftheocean said...

And if you do the heel of the hand to shove their nose bone into the brain, if you're lucky they die...which serves them right for coming after you!

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