Originally posted by
I smelled a bit out of curiousity...not my best idea.
All you have to do is CARRY THE STUFF. Sooner or late it goes off in your purse, or pocket, or you have it in your hand and are holding a grocery bag and accidentally spray it...or any of the thousand things that can make that little safety knob turn the wrong way. I did an emergency swerve on the road once...to avoid hitting a WILD BUNNY. Well, my Pepper Spray was on my keyring, in the ignition, and in that wild grabbing and spinning of the steering wheel, it not only came "undone" but sprayed me FULL IN THE FACE. I almost crashed because I couldn't see. Then I couldn't breath because the cabin of the car was full of the stuff.
Thankfully, I had a six pack of large Disani water bottles and I used ALL SIX flushing out my eyes, mouth, nose and skin (which still burned like hell for an hour). I had to call my hubby to come pick me up, as the car had to sit at the side of the road, windows and moon roof open, just to air out enough to drive!!!!!
Fifteen years ago, I can ALMOST laugh about it....but it was a NIGHTMARE at the time.
My only bit of luck was that it as a RURAL country road without traffic.