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I know most of us when we are out late do not think anything can happen to us, we're just couponing right? Our cars aren't that far away, plenty of lights around.... Well I have to share that a few weeks ago I was assaulted outside of Walgreens. I was NOT paying attention, I was more focused on the Jinga stash of Cottonelle going into my car. I feel that sometimes we underestimate our surroundings, not taking into account that the statistic 1 out of every 5 women will be assaulted in their lifetime, is true. When you think about the number of women from the CLAM Family, that are out at 11:59 on a Saturday night to get the best deals, that puts it into perspective. 

The worst part is, I speak a few times a week at various places about keeping yourself safe when out alone. I let my guard slip for the slightest moment, and it happened to me. I can't even explain the how or why, it just did. No amount of physical preparation could have saved me from that man, he overpowered me 3 fold. This is not my first time in my life that this has happened, but it is my Fourth. The first time I thought it was how I was dressed, maybe I was a bit too provocative. The second time I was on a date. Third time I was jogging, but decently covered. The fourth, and most recent time, I was in sweatpants and my husbands T-Shirt.... No matter what you look like, or what you're wearing, something CAN happen!

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Comment by Darlene P on May 8, 2013 at 10:12am
Thank you for sharing your experience. I personally have never been assaulted but my younger sister was. She was only about 17 at the time. Ever since then she has cautioned me not to coupon at night alone, or to just wait until morning.
No deal is worth it, but it can happen at any time of the day. She was assaulted in broad daylight about 100 feet from out home.
Again, thank you & stay safe, ladies.
Comment by Bethany Moore on May 8, 2013 at 10:15am

I was hoping to put together a great list of reminders for when you are out and about. I am truly sorry for what happened to your sister.

Comment by jill harris on May 8, 2013 at 10:22am

I am sorry that happened to you. I hope they find the person who did that. I am sure you were not "at fault".  :-(

Comment by Queenthatiam on May 8, 2013 at 10:28am

Thanks for sharing!!!

Comment by KMP (M) on May 8, 2013 at 11:21am

Thank you for sharing Bethany. I go out at night to coupon and get caught up in couponing. This is a good reminder for me to always be aware oh my surroundings.

Comment by Bethany Moore on May 8, 2013 at 11:35am

Thank you. To all you ladies out here.

Comment by Danielle Harrington on May 8, 2013 at 11:52am

Wow! I feel so naive... I never really think about that kind of stuff when I am out late couponing. I use to shop at a 24hr RA and a 24hr CVS all the time late after work. Thank you for opening all of our eyes a little wider. I am very sorry this has happened to you countless times. No one deserves to be assaulted. 

Comment by Hillary on May 8, 2013 at 12:15pm

Bethany I'm so sorry that happened to you. I know I'm guilty of being out late a night, I'm never thinking that something bad could happen to me, I'm always thinking about the next score(deal) and getting it before it's all gone. Thank you very much for sharing your story. My eyes are wide open. Thanx again -Hillary

Comment by TRACY SHELL on May 8, 2013 at 12:33pm

I'm Glad you ok Bethany 

Comment by Tammy Fortner on May 8, 2013 at 12:47pm

Thank you Bethany for sharing your  story I work late so I'm alwas out late and never think about my safety so think you for the reminder


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