Someone recently posed this question to Reddit: Redditors who have nearly been murdered but talked your way out of it, what did you say to your would-be killer that saved your life?
Turns out, there are lots of Reddit users who have been "nearly murdered," or else mugged or threatened at gun or knife point, or know someone who has. And many were reportedly able to escape using only the power of their words.
We are glad everyone is OK. And here are some of their stories, including the things they said which may or may not have saved their lives. It's official: I'm never leaving the house again.
1. Formoula just told him to "chill":
I talked my way out of getting stabbed when I was being robbed. I don't know if he would have murdered me but definitely would have fucked me up. I just told him to chill and put the knife away and he could have whatever the fuck he wanted. So he put his knife away and went through my shit while I stood there annoyed. I went for breakfast with a girl right after and carried on with my day