Emma - this post had me laughing and thinking at the same time...great job combining a funny story with an important point. All I can say is I'm glad to learn from someone else's experience because I've always had people telling me to carry pepper spray (so I do) without actually teaching me how to use it. I didn't realize that the wind could push it into your eyes and it would be so painful. Yikes!! What are you supposed to do, stop and hold a finger up in the wind before spraying your attacker?