Skittles at Heads or Tails prompts 'case or rhymes with case' for today. My response:
Maybe you have a small MACE cylinder given to you for protection by a fretful aunt years ago and with luck you've never had occasion to use it.
Here are don't tips if you want to know if it's still powerful enough to fell an errant assailant.
What I learned:
1. Never fire it into the oncoming breeze
2. Never watch to see if a cloud comes from the little disperser
3. Never test it indoors
4. Never do any of these in front of another party who will NEVER let you forget it
I can only assume that pepper spray works the same way because I'm not going to check.
In case you don't care for mace, I'm posting a vase, as well.
Image created on Bamboo Fun with Adobe Photoshop Elements and resized in Irfanview.