Every time I have to place a service call for a repairman to come to the house, I am always a little uneasy. I am single and I live alone, so imagine the trepidation of allowing a strange man into my home.

It isn’t often you hear about a service repairman assaulting a female customer in her home, but it does happen. (Remember the BTK Killer, Dan Rader, was employed by ADT Security Services.) I have no plans on becoming a statistic.

Always one to err on the side of caution, I take out the “Peacemaker” – a .357 revolver. When the doorbell rings, it is either on the sofa, under a pillow next to me or tucked in the back waistband of my pants.


Maybe…but you’ll never catch me slippin!