It Could Never Happen To Me

It could never happen to me,
Yet I put on my seat belt anyway.

It could never happen to me,
But I teach my kids not to talk to strangers.

It could never happen to me,
yet I lock my car doors anyway.

It could never happen to me,
but I look both ways before I cross the street.

It could never happen to me,
But I teach my children not to take candy from people unless they have Mommy and Daddy’s permission.

It could never happen to me,
But I keep emergency numbers next to my telephone.

It could never happen to me,
Yet I keep a first aid kit in my car trunk.

It could never happen to me,
But I keep matches, lighters and candles away from my children.

It could never happen to me,
But I keep the doors to my house locked at all times.

It could never happen to me,
Yet I never leave food cooking unattended

It could never happen to me,
Yet I never leave a space heater on when I go to sleep.

It could never happen to me,
But I never give out my social security number over the Internet.

It could never happen to me,
Yet here I am behind an overturned table with no means to protect myself…

I should have learned from Virginia Tech,

But I never thought it could happen to me.

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4 Comments

  1. Great Post Keith!

  2. Right on!As far as CCW is concerned, I come across that “couldn’t happen to me” sentiment a lot.My standard response is along the lines of, “You don’t plan on getting into a car accident, yet you have auto insurance anyway. My gun is my life insurance policy.”It’s disheartening to see such widespread prevalence of the “couldn’t happen to me” attitude.

  3. LOVE it — great K! I totally agree!

  4. What a poignant post, thank you for sharing it. Do NOT get me started on the whole “gun free zone” thing. As well all know too well, the only people who feel good about gun-free zones are criminals. I don’t think we’ll ever get to the point where everyone becomes a rational, thinking human being who is willing to take responsibility for their own safety. However, I do try to help people understand, one person at a time, that it CAN and DOES happen all the time to people who thought it never could. Monica

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