Mugging is everywhere. You can be a victim of a Mug even while walking. But the highest risk is when you are using Public Transportation. Nowadays, Criminals are using Squirt Guns, yo-yo's and soft balls.
Squirt Guns to squirt water on you. Sometimes they can be rude enough to add dirty water to the gun.
Yo-Yo to scare you. By spinning them just next to your face, its really dangerous.
Soft balls are used to beat people with. Even though they are bouncy and soft, they can be scary sometimes.
After years of investigation (Sorry - hours of investigation), I have come up with a few guidelines which should help you overcome the drawbacks of riding Public Transportation. We have the right to travel in Buses. No Muggers are going to hold us back...
Never look outside the window for too long. A little distraction can lead water being squirted at your face and then, mugging!
No matter what happens, never make an eye contact with anybody. You are inviting the "Bad Person" to mug you. Never look up on hearing these lines which criminals may use to lure you - "Hey, look at me." and "Do you need 50 cents?"
Never give up your seat. Since you are standing, your chances of getting mugged increase by 78%. Giving up your seat only indicates you are weak. You might get mugged by the person whom you offered your seat to.
No matter how tempted you are, never speak to the guy sitting next to you. The condition gets even worse when the person is sleeping. This can be taken as an invitation to mug you.
Look away from anyone playing with a Yo-Yo. Even though you wish to learn some new tricks and ask, "Can you teach me some tricks?", the person will hear you as, "Can you..... Mug me?". And so, it can lead to mugging!
Always make sure to be alert to get on and off the correct station. Getting off the wrong station can lead to a Soft ball attack and mugging. Getting in the wrong station can lead to a Squirt gun and Yo-Yo combined attack and a mug!
So here you have it. Some guidelines to keep you off mugging. Public Transportation is always useful. But not necessarily safe. I am sure you will be benefited by them. As a Thank you, please don't meet me in a Bus next time. I am always equipped with a Bubble Shooter Toy. Hope, it doesn't lead to Mugging!
Disclaimer - This post is not to encourage you to take up mugging as a part time profession... Yup, that's it!