The ‘Ask for Angela ‘ campaign was launched throughout the UK, Australia, Canada, America, Argentina and Germany back at the end of 2016, and for some reason I have only just heard about it.
Although, I find it upsetting that this isn't common knowledge and I have only heard about it last week, I would like to take this opportunity to educate others, on how you can ensure you get home safe, when in an uncomfortable/dangerous situation in a public house.
Whilst at the pub last weekend, during very early hours of the morning, I have spotted a poster on a back of the door. I swear, I have not seen it ANYWHERE before. That's either because paying attention is not one of my strongest points or simply there hasn’t been any of these around Brighton.
Ask for Angela is a campaign designed for individuals who find themselves in a no way out situation on a date. The idea of it is super simple, you come up to the bar of the place you’re in and ask for Angela. Staff should be trained to act in a way that gets you out of your uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation in a quick and effective manner. For example by getting you a taxi and ensuring that you get in that taxi alone, without having to explain yourself. I think the idea is absolutely genius, as I think at some point we ALL have ended up in a sinario where we don’t quite know how to tell someone to bugger off, when we're feel uncomfortable. This could be the answer to just that situation.