Remaining safe

Would you be really secure if you had a guard at your door every night?

An American civilian in Vietnam during the war was housed in a compound surrounded by a high wall and guarded by men with a reputation for toughness and trustworthiness. One night enemy guerrillas attacked. The civilian, thinking the gunfire was holiday firecrackers, turned over and slept. Only in the morning did he learn that the guards had fled early in the fighting!

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