Galen Wolffit (wolffit) wrote,
Galen Wolffit

I own a couple of swords.  We won't get into why - if you know me, you know why.  Some people even know the 'why' for a couple specific swords.  That's not the point of this post.

I sometimes joke that I'd use the swords for self-defense, were someone to break into my house.

This evening, I heard a crash from beneath me - around the area of my kitchen.  A half moment later, I heard a thud.  In both cases, the floor vibrated a bit.  My first thought was "There's someone in my house."  I live alone, and have no pets.  So, what do I do?  I run to the bedroom door, grab a sword, and head downstairs to see what happened.

There's nothing there - whatever it was, was probably in the neighbor's house.  No problem.  However, I realized that using a sword for self defense in a townhouse is not very practical - there was no room to swing it effectively, had there been a need to do so.

Maybe a need a gun.
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