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ZeSpectre
June 18, 2007, 11:27 AM
Good GOD, I must be a lightning rod this week or something?!?
Sunday it was the "Conversation in a book store (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=283280)".

Today I get into work and one of my co-workers (who just started bullseye shooting) asks how my weekend was and if I'd gone to any competitions. I tell him that I just haven't had time but want to get to the range this week.

Ms. New Hire in the office overhears us and bustles up breathlessly to say "Range? You mean shooting range? You shouldn't be talking about GUNS here!" (ummmm, this is a law enforcement related building, TONS of people with guns in this place at any given time).

The head of our division (a female) is walking down the hall and Ms. Newhire turns to her and says MMMM, they're talking about guns, they shouldn't be doing that! MMMM (who has known me for years at this point) says "Meh, they both shoot at target matches, XXX and I both play golf and YYY plays a crazy amount of basketball, it's all just sports and we're all just trying to put the shot in the hole, what's the big deal?" and walks away.

Somehow I don't think Ms. New Hire is going to last long here :evil:

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tinygnat219
June 18, 2007, 11:39 AM
Heh, it's near the Summer Solstice, crazier things have happened.

Kali Endgame
June 18, 2007, 11:53 AM
it's all just sports and we're all just trying to put the shot in the hole
Now that's a line worth remembering.

eric_t12
June 18, 2007, 06:34 PM
so true.

oh, and even if it WASN'T about sports... so? constitutional right much?

tmajors
June 18, 2007, 07:33 PM
Some years ago at work somehow the "new guy" made some statement about all guns should be illegal. I can't remember how it even came up or anything.

All I remember was that the other 19 people on the shift promptly set him straight and previous to that moment guns had never even been mentioned at work. Poor kid never knew what hit him.

rickomatic
June 18, 2007, 09:21 PM
Ever notice how it's the dumb ones that open up the biggest mouths? Are people really that stupid?

Colt
June 18, 2007, 10:34 PM
Ignorant people generally have nothing to say, and say it too loudly.

Tob
June 18, 2007, 10:35 PM
Yes, people are generally that stupid.

Phaetos
June 18, 2007, 10:39 PM
All I remember was that the other 19 people on the shift promptly set him straight and previous to that moment guns had never even been mentioned at work. Poor kid never knew what hit him.

That's f'ing hilarious. I wish I could talk about my hobby at work, I'm sure there are plenty of people that do shoot ... legally I mean. But seeing as I work for a school system, I just don't think that having people hear talk about guns would be very good. :banghead:

jeepmor
June 19, 2007, 12:20 AM
Are people really that stupid?


Like you even have to ask. Like a quote I saw the other day that still tickles me. "God must really like stupid people, because he sure made a lot of them."

Elza
June 19, 2007, 12:40 AM
To quote an old saying:

It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

It's a shame that more people don't abide by this.

migoi
June 19, 2007, 04:10 AM
I wish I could talk about my hobby at work, I'm sure there are plenty of people that do shoot ... legally I mean. But seeing as I work for a school system, I just don't think that having people hear talk about guns would be very good.

Why would you think that having people hear talk about guns would not be good?

I too work in a school system (department head for the largest department in a mid sized, approx 2000 students, high school in a very blue state) and I've never had any problems.

I do have a rubric for talking about guns at work... If someone asks me what I am doing on any given weekend, break, or vacation... I tell them the truth. The last three day weekend I did a tactical shotgun course with Chuck Taylor. When someone asked me on the Friday before what my plans were for the long weekend...I told them; "I'm going to spend two of the days learning how to better hit what I shoot at with a shotgun."

The only people I will bring up firearms related subjects with are people that I know for certain also are interested in it...but then that's my rubric for any of my hobbies. I will however respond politely to any inquiries and will always counter any untrue assumptions when made as statements in my presence.

The vice-principal assigned to monitor my department knows very well what I do... he wants me to set up a day to take another group of 4 teachers he also supervises to the range for a day of shooting/bonding type activity.

When I went through the NRA training counselor course we had to submit three letter of recommendation...one of mine was from another vice principal. My principal knows what I do on weekends (shoot and teach firearms safety) and he has recommended me to apply to become a vice-principal.

migoi

McCall911
June 19, 2007, 06:14 AM
Somehow I don't think Ms. New Hire is going to last long here

Well, somebody has to ask...

Hey, Miss Newhire is not a blonde, is she?
:D

My, ZeSpectre! You seem to be an anti-gunner magnet! But maybe it's just poor "planetary alignment" and is temporary. ;)

coyote_jr
June 19, 2007, 09:51 AM
Is Ms. New Hire hot?

bogie
June 19, 2007, 08:31 PM
Take her shooting!

Alphazulu6
June 20, 2007, 01:59 AM
Bleeding heart liberals....

ConfuseUs
June 20, 2007, 04:40 AM
Is Ms. New Hire hot?


By definition, no, she is not. She can merely be attractive. Just like you can't squeeze mud into a diamond. Be satisfied with a brick.

Johannes_Paulsen
June 20, 2007, 08:20 AM
Just like you can't squeeze mud into a diamond.

Sweet Jesus, I have no idea what this means.... :confused:

ConfuseUs
June 20, 2007, 05:02 PM
That's (somewhat) a direct quote from Chiun, reigning Master of Sinanju. A character from what, IMHO, is possibly the greatest series of pulp novels ever.

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