I just heard of an interesting approach to business and personal security. A big (actually Very Big) law firm around here brought in a security expert to advise its lawyers and the staff working there about personal security. From what I understand, the lectures were pretty standard stuff–a lot like what you can read here and in many other places.
But there was a kicker: the security expert was touting his firm’s self-defense spray; a supposedly extra-strong pepper spray that would disable, distract or otherwise occupy the attacker’s attention so the victim could get away. Only one little problem: In Washington, D.C. that spray is illegal. So there you are folks: a security expert who is selling a product it is illegal to carry in the city where he is selling it, and telling people he is advising to buy and carry it. Even more ironic: he’s doing this to a bunch of lawyer and paralegals and legal secretaries, and other legal support staff.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve gotta wonder about this guy.