NYC Safety tip! I really dont like to forward these tips but for it’s great for NYC folks who do not have car alarms fobs to put next to their beds.
Put a rock beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your rock supplier, the check-out girl at the rock store, everyone you run across. Put a rock beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, grab the rock and pound it again the wall of your house. The rock will make a noise that your neighbors will know that the sound of rock hitting against dry wall is an alarm. The rock will continue to sound until either your arm gets tired or the rock breaks through the wall. If the latter happens hit the rock against another part of the wall.
This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator who also owned a lot of rocks. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your rocks away, think of this: It’s a rock that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. Hit it ageist a wall. It will be heard from most everywhere inside your house. It works if you park in your driveway or garage, because it has nothing to do with the placement of your car.
If you’re hitting a rock against a wall when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the rock thief won’t stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows saying “That’s a rock hitting a wall. What’s wrong?” and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your rocks while walking to your car in a parking lot. The rock can work the same way there. In danger, hit the rock against your car. This is something that should really be shared with everyone.
P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think rocks are fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. Bang a rock against the persons chest maybe? My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry a rock with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can throw the rock at the house and then she’ll know there’s a problem. He now carries dozens of rocks all the time.