Via tonight's Ace of Spades Over Night Thread here's 22 Things a Burglar Would Never Tell you.
Good advice, but it's almost all aimed with the idea that if you're home a burglar won't try to come in.
Which is true... for some.
For others, they won't care if you're home or not.
Well take this one: "21. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in."
Okay, homeowner now what? A strange person has just waltzed into your house.
And while the next bit advice on using the car alarm on your key chain fob will actually start some noise... then what?
You still have a hostile in your house with you. You can hope he'll run, and that's for the best, but what if he doesn't?
You better not count on the discretion and social graces of a person freely willing to break the most basic of social compacts.
Carry your damn guns!