meic wrote:,and I honestly feel they're putting themselves at risk from mugging,which is almost none existent in the area TBH.
Just so long as you dont think they may be putting themselves at risk of another sort of attack, you can think/say that.
I don't understand that statement,I was posting in general terms.
Any sort of attack would be deplorable,my meaning is that they leave themselves with one less sense to defend themselves by should the worst happen.Defence is a good form of attack
I once had a pedestrian(6ft tall suited thirtysomething male) step off the kerb in front of me without looking,on a quite road in a village,no headphones.
I had enough time to manoeuvre behind him but as I passed by I simply said ''you didn't look then'' skin,out,jump, where the result.
Now if he'd been wearing earbuds he wouldn't have heard me