- Jul 9, 2008
- Reaction score
- Covington, WA
I thought we were done with that one. I'm really sorry, but you just have my creative juices flowing.You do realize you're in the Security & Bouncers section of the forums. This exercise wasn't meant to be universally applicable. (And in fact it's not even a fictional simulation, it's based on personal experience). So let's at least try to stay on topic and within reason. Honestly, security guards and police officers use mental exercises like this all the time simply because they are useful. It allows open discussion and presents ideas to the table so that all of the officers can reflect and grow, adapt and be better prepared for future conflict. In martial art, you might practice simulation sparring (with one hand or blindfolded to simulate injury). This exercise is somewhat similar, only it's designed to work your mind instead of your body. The improper planning in this case is your handicap or injury. I'm asking how you would handle this specific scenerio. We can talk about jetliner aircrafts another time. Right now you're at a taco truck in the Spanish ghetto, and there are children at play. Deal with this first.
Can we do one where you're a security guard in the Cineplex and some hooligan teenagers come in, clearly up to no good? They're tossing popcorn all around, laughing and you think they might be on something. It's a warm, Summer day, but they're wearing hoodies, baggy coats with lots of pockets and they have saggy britches. You're pretty sure at least one of them is smuggling in some food from outside. You ask them to calm down and they openly mock you, one of them calls you a rent-a-cop, and another one even goes so far as to throw a piece of popcorn in your general direction.
You are a slightly overweight guy, armed with a mini-mag light and your wits. You're a little bloated from a large lunch at the taco truck, and your IBSD is acting up, so you really don't want to get into a prolonged struggle, and god help you if you have to chase anyone down.
What do you do?