*this is a post from Hot Fuzz that was on our old blog before becoming anonymous. I thought it seemed appropriate.
I wanted to get Mrs. Fuzz something special this past Christmas. I decided that since she's always concerned about her safety I should employ my special expertise and get her the perfect non lethal weapon. I thought about OC spray but that's just so commonplace now and some people are actually quite resistant to it. I thought about a TASER (Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle), but you never want to buy your spouse a weapon you think he or she might use on you as a joke, so I decided against the TASER. Then I remembered the weapon light. Simple, elegant, and blinding. The surefire 6P weapon light is just powerful enough to blind your opponent, giving you enough time to flee or inflict further damage. Hunters swear by these things when it comes to bear encounters too. So I thought, why not? It's not intimidating enough to the user that he or she will be too scared to use it; but it's effective enough to give the carrier confidence in its ability to protect them from danger. To my surprise this gift was very well received. Now if I could only get her to carry it with her when she goes out at night. You can read some funny true stories about Surefire weapon lights here.
*I actually never get the chance to use it because HF always borrows it because he "needs it for something". I do keep it on my nightstand though. Probably not as useful as keeping it in my purse when I'm out and about at night though, right? Does anyone else's husbands think of "toys" you might need?