hello folks posting here from my much needed holiday in the USA just thought i would share the experience with you all. i have come away from my usual post at OcUK to sunny florida for two weeks of theme parks, unhealthy food and very little excercise. fantastic well, it was until last night. upon returning to our hotel room for the last night [we were waiting for our rented house to become available] my family entered the hotel where my Dad stayed behind at the back door for a smoke. i would have stayed with him but i gave up 6 months ago and prefer to stay away form smokers to remove any temptation. anyway, my dad is smoking away when a guy with a pistol leaps from the bushes and mugs my dad, goodbye wallet/money/ID etc etc after freely giving away his wallet [as you would do if a gun was pointed at you] the guy pistol whips my dad leaving him a bloody mess on the floor bad times. so the florida police turn up and do the subtotal of nothing to help the situation. my dad gets cleaned up, we call the card companies and sort out replacment cards etc an overall rubbish start to a holiday. what i dont understand is this... my dad works in the oil industry, he travells around more than anyone i know, mainly to deprived/hostile areas including Nigeria, China, Rwanda etc yet in all of these places where crime corruption run rife, he has never had his life put at risk, and never been assaulted let alone held up at gun point. it makes me laugh how the the one place it happens to him is when he is on holiday with his family at Disney land. moral of the story... watch your back, or Mickey Mouse will sneak up on you!