Awareness Training by IPod
Last week I finally succumbed and had to spend $500 on new tires for the truck (:ahhhhh: all that money that could be used on a new gun darn it!). At the shop I asked how long it would take and I was informed that hopefuly and hour or so.
I did not relish the idea of a full hour of boredom so I retrieved my IPod and decided, against my rules, to spend the time listening to the GunTalk podcast. Here is what I found out:
1) It is amazing how much you use your ears to "see" what's behind you. The 6 O'Clock is anybody' weakest side but even more so with your ears somewhat blocked. I kept looking over my shoulder as I paced in and out of the shop.
2) I was paying more attention to detail than usual. Checking hands, bulges, body language & attitudes. I scanned more and often.
3) Unless I had a corner chair and I was facing the only way in, I could not sit still for long and still I did not like it. I kept moving, checking around blind spots, bushes, etc. I felt that I was never getting enough information about my surroundings and made me unconfortable.
I guess the amount of "ambience" information we get but not digest consciously is enormous.
4) GunTalk is a great 3 hour radio show dedicated to guns! Tom Greshawn who also is the host & producer of Personal Defense TV.