Dear Bank of Prairie Village Shareholders and Clients~
The month of January always feels a little like Monday morning. It comes faster than I expected. That being said~like the new day of the week, the first month of the New Year is always filled with anticipation and a sense of excitement. We are putting together our “To Do Lists” reviewing our client relationships and making plans for what we know will be a great year.
Recently I mentioned to some friends the benefit of keeping your car keys/panic alarm near one’s bed and handy around the house. I listen to many people who have various home security systems~ from alarms, lasers and cameras to guns in the bedroom. Home security is always very important.
Inevitably at some point we all think we hear noises at home that send a sudden shot of adrenaline to the heart. We toss and turn wondering if someone is breaking into a car or attempting to enter our home. I am sure that sometimes the issue is straightforward and you want to call the police immediately.
Other times the situation is a bit gray. We hesitate to call the police, in the event it is a one of the kids coming home, or the pet wandering the house, or even kids just being rowdy out in the street. Rather than worry, I have found if with my car keys near the bed stand, I can roll over, and hit the car panic alarm for just a quick audio burst. This usually does the trick.
No bad person wants to continue a nefarious activity if a car alarm has sounded-even for just a few seconds. They are going to want to get away as fast as possible.
Naturally our hope is that you will never need to hit the car alarm during your sweet night sleeps-but it just may be comforting knowing that an alarm is there if you need it. View it as your “On Call Cavalry Bugle” that you can summon at a moment’s notice.
How did I come by this car alarm theory? Well, when the boys were younger, Tee Peeing was a big deal. On evening, I could hear the kids sneaking up and beginning to drape the yard in dozens of Costco T-Paper rolls. Thinking how much cleaning it was going to take to get the paper out of the trees, I decided the kids had a done a pretty darn good job—and that everything else would be over kill. Having my car keys in my pocket, I decided to be just a bit ornery and hit the car alarm. Oh you should have seen them scamper! Lots of giggling and laughing-- and off they went.
I made a mental note it was nice to have a sentry alarm in the drive way. From then on I keep the car keys handy. There have been nocturnal moments when I see people outside from the bedroom window. Are they thinking about breaking into the car, or they simply neighborhood kids doing what teenagers do? A simple quick hit of the car alarm, and the issue is resolved. I can see the same benefit of answering the door for a delivery person. If you have your car keys and something does not feel right, having a panic alarm can give one comfort you can quickly get control of the situation.
Wouldn’t life be grand if we could all carry life panic alarms that make issues go way at the press of a button? As fast a new apps are being developed for our phones- perhaps someday this too shall come to pass. As I said, the beginning of the New Year is full of possibilities!
~We Wish you the best always and Know 2020 is Gonna Be a Fabulous Year for You and your Family!~
~Thank you for giving us this opportunity to be your bank and bankers~
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