THE EDITOR, Sir:
As we approach the Christmas season, I would like to remind anyone who will listen that thieves get as excited about this time of year as anyone else. I have been robbed at this time of year on three occasions, and now I do all I can to prevent it from ever happening again.
When you are out at parties, always assume that you are being watched while you are walking back to your vehicle. When you are driving home, be very vigilant and watch to see if you are being followed. Gone are the days when this kind of vigilance was a sign of paranoia.
Today, we all have to simply hope for the best while we prepare and expect the worst. I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.