Yeah, I was walking down the streets of Lima after dinner and I realized that someone was following me from a distance. I didn’t exactly turn my head towards him but I sensed an alert of some sort that this kid was looking for the right time and location to jump me. I don’t know what made me a good target but I played along.
After walking a bit, he closed the gap between us even though we were out in the middle of public and then something happened. He stopped and let the distance get greater between us. I finally turned my head to the guy and I saw this slightly puzzled look on his face. He was focused on my arm. After walking away and out of his eyesight, I grabbed both my arms and looked at them. I didn’t see anything unusual – no blood, no marks, nothing.
It wasn’t until I passed by a big window that reflected myself on it that I realized what that kid was staring at. My vein popping out of my arm; he probably thought that I was a bodybuilder of some kind and that I could whoop him. In other words, the reward was NOT worth the risk to a thief.
I have to say that working out does in fact help greatly. Had I did get jumped, I have to say that I was going in a fight. The same goes for a robbery – I would have ran to catch him and beat the crap out of him.
But the good thing was – he walked off. He knew that it wasn’t worth it after seeing that vein popping out. It was the mark of well-trained, well-maintained person and even if I didn’t know how to fight well, I would have at least caused some problems for him. That’s why by looking my best, that’s the first impression people will get out of me.