Don’t fuck with band geeks. Today a 17 year-old girl on the way to school used her marching band baton to beat off two muggers. The men approached her from behind and tried to grab her coat. When they demanded money, she punched one in the nose and kicked the other in the crotch.
To top it off, she then beat them (savagely, I hope) with her baton before running away. Perhaps The Complete Book of Baton Twirling saved her life. I hope more teen girls start packing batons and giving potential assailants the stink eye.