Feeling tired and I want to hit the sack but I wanted to share this.
My wife’s sister got mugged today after exiting the bank.
Most likely someone in the bank marked her, and they followed her from there.
She went to get some money to pay some workers that were asking for advances on their paychecks and got attacked by two guys, no guns.
They threw her to the floor and took the briefcase she carried with the money.
She’s the kind of person that thought those things would never happen to her.
She went to the bank at 2 PM when there’s no one on the street, she had the money in her briefcase, she didn’t notice people following her. Yes, she did everything wrong.
My wife constantly tells her not to do these things, but you know, she’s the kind of person that considers people like me paranoid.
She wasn’t hurt bad or anything, just a few scratches when she fell, but she was scared and crying hysterical when she talked to my wife today.
I don’t know guys, maybe I am paranoid, but neither myself or my wife would have done anything like that.
My wife always goes to the bank when there’s the most people, and is adamant about not going when there’s no one on the streets. She would also never carry money in such a way.
The thing about security is, for security measures to work, you must be consistent.
If some call that paranoid then you need to be paranoid. If that will turn you into a bitter and sad person then just go through life living in denial , but there’s no middle ground. You either do thing correctly, all the time, or you don’t.
In Buenos Aires, specially in Dock Sud, I’d say you can’t afford to live in denial. She was lucky, people there often get shot, not just shoved to the ground.
Will this change her attitude? I doubt it. She’s the kind of person that would say that living, and most important, thinking the way I do, is just impossible for her.