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glad to hear she is safe
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I think you did well, particularly by saying nothing to the offensive ones, which could incite worse behavior. As far as letting them get too close, when in public it's impossible to maintain the 21-foot rule anyway. People are always too close.
Now, she just needs to reach that next step of realizing you're not going to be there at all times. The responsibility will soon be hers, exclusively.
There is definitely something to say for knowing a second language, especially one that is popular for where you live. Both my mom and sister are pretty decent in Spanish. Many years ago, we were at a typical Mexican restaurant close to our house. A couple of the servers were standing around talking about the various women and started talking about my sister and apparently it was pretty graphic because my mom, who isn't really the type to get in your face, stood up and started yelling at them in Spanish. The waiters were horrified to realize they had been understood. The manager took care of it and needless to say, our meal was comped.
That being said, you don't have to be fluent but if you study a short list of danger words, you can possibly avoid a nasty situation when it counts.
Glock 22 (G2) & 27 (G3)
S&W 686 .357 4" Stainless Pre-lock
Marlin Model 65 .22LR - 1968
Remington Model 31 16ga - 1932
Remington 1900 12ga - 1904
Glad to hear neither of you were harmed and everything went smoothly.
"With great firepower comes great responsibility."
glad she takes interest in protecting herself when you can't be there.
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