- The perp physically assaulted me.
- I had my school/work bag, which always has a lot more valuable information in it than my theatre/work bag, such as my memory stick, an MP3 player, etc.
- I hadn't thought to put my apartment keys and my phone in my jacket pockets. Having these things in my pockets enabled me to call 911 as the criminals were running away and also provided me the chance to get home while the police were on their way.
- I was not as anal/organized as I am. I keep a password-protected document on my computer that lists all my credit card numbers, expiration dates, etc. in the event any of those cards are lost or stolen. This helped me cancel everything and put an alert on my credit report in less than 30 minutes.
- I was actually shot.
As a warning, I think this incident is going to be a catalyst for quite a few posts in the coming days, as some responses/reactions from people have been quite interesting.