Flower Pot Safe -
Self Defense Article
I have found
that it's often the obvious that is overlooked. At the end of the story
about the Flower Pot Safe, you will find a bonus offer just for you.
Mike snickered. Sometimes his sister, Beth, had the craziest ideas. Mike was
at Beth's home helping her to put her affairs back into order after her
husband's death. Today, he was photographing her valuables for insurance
purposes. Beth had taken out a new policy and she wanted to keep her own
After Mike was finished with the pictures and preparing to head home, Beth
asked him to wait -- she had two more items to photograph. She then pulled
her wedding and engagement ring from inside the flower pot that held her
Easter Lilies -- the same pot that held Poinsettias last December. Mike was
humored and asked her about her choice of hiding places.
Beth generally kept the flower pot sitting on the kitchen counter when it
contained flowers, and on the top shelf next to other empty pots when it
didn't. Mike told her that he thought the flower pot safe was an odd place
for her to keep her most beloved possessions. But, there they sat, right out
in the open.
But Beth explained that the flower pot safe was, in fact, the safest
place for her treasures. So safe, that her rings had recently eluded a
burglar and a dishonest cousin. The burglar had found the silverware and the
cousin recently took a fair amount of cash out of Beth's wall safe. The
rings were not touched. She asked Mike, "Where would a burglar or a thief
look first?" After thinking about it for a moment, Mike had to admit that if
he were a burglar, he wouldn't even think to look for valuables in a flower
pot. He was pretty certain that a burglar would go through drawers and
closets, or break into any obvious safe he or she came across.
As Mike drove home, he thought about the various reasons a flower pot
safe, or any diversion safe, would be useful. He lived in a low
crime area, but he had a lot of company and so did his three
teenage boys. You'd like to believe that you can trust everyone, but the
reality is that you simply can't.
Once he arrived home, Mike ordered two flower pot safes of his own.