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Accidently frightned a sheeple

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sisco, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. Sisco

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    Went to the grocery store this morning to pick up a few items and accidentally frightened a sheeple.
    I had been at the range yesterday and found a few pieces of my brass after putting my range bag away so I dropped them in my jacket pocket.
    At the checkout counter I pulled my car keys out of my jacket pocket and about ten pieces of 45acp & 357mag brass came out with them, landing on the floor.
    As I stooped down to pick them up a child of 5 or 6 years old with his mom in line behind me started to help me find them. He picked up an empty 45 casing and you would have thought mom was going to have a stroke!
    She yelled "Put that down! It's dangerous!!" kid started to cry which didn't help matters much.
    She started to chew my backside about bringing things like that into a public place and exposing her child to danger.
    I tried to explain that what I had here were merely empty pieces of inert brass; posing no more danger than if I had dropped a pocket full of change. The only way her child could possibly be harmed by them was if he tried to swallow one and choked on it, same thing a penny could do.
    She wasn't the type to listen to reason so I invoked my first rule of verbal confrontation:
    "Never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person."
    As I was leaving one of the bag boys looked at me and quietly said "Wow, what a b-----".
    Yep.
     
  2. UnknownSailor

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    If there is one thing I don't respond well to, it's being lectured in public, especially by someone who has not an ounce of clue what they are talking about.

    I'm afraid I wouldn't have been able to conceal my contempt for a person such as this. She would have gotten an earful from me, fer damn sure.
     
  3. CZ-75

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    Lemme guess.

    Overland Park? Leawood? Olathe?

    Guessing JoCo by the idjit's rxn.

    A Dennis Moore voter for sure.
     
  4. 2dogs

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    She yelled "Put that down! It's dangerous!!"

    If anything is more annoying than a brain disfunctional sheep, it's one with spawn.:neener:
     
  5. Sisco

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    CZ-75, too far East. Liberalism has even reared its ugly head in Western Ks.
     
  6. Mauserlady

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    I probably would have started laughing and said "you're kidding right?"
     
  7. Gary H

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    ...as she buys her bacon, ice cream and cigarettes
     
  8. Calamity Jane

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    OMG. The cheese done fell off that woman's cracker.

    :rolleyes: :scrutiny: :scrutiny: :rolleyes:

    My response would have been the same as what Mauserlady said.
     
  9. 4v50 Gary

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    Had the same thing happen to me in college. No one thought a thing. How times have changed.
     
  10. Sisco

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    I remember thinking the if anyone was going to harm her child it was her with all that junk food in her cart!
     
  11. spacemanspiff

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    oh come on sisco...."accidentally..."?
    you know how fun it is to mind-fornicate the sheeple. :evil:
     
  12. killjoy

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    I don't think I would have been able to shut my mouth before telling her in a tone as loud as her's "Don't lie to the kid":cuss:
     
  13. CZ-75

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    I know Topeka is pretty liberal and I'd guess a college town like Manhattan would be too. Wichita prides itself on its gun legislation (said so in the phonebook "new residents and visitors" blurb.)

    Just trying to get a feel for whether or not your situation fits my perceptions of the home range of the blissninny.;)
     
  14. 80fl

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    You've just given me an idea for a new hobby.:eek:
     
  15. 2nd Amendment

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    Laughter is the best cure. Had something similar happen and all I could do was laugh in her face. The counter-person and another customer also started to chuckle. The Sheep bleated a couple more times and toddled away red faced and humiliated, though not quite certain why, I'm sure.
     
  16. Sisco

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    It was an accident, honest! I have a P38 C-rat can opener on my keychain, it snagged the pocket liner and turned it inside out.
    I tried the humour thing at first but this woman just wasn't getting it - in more ways than one! I got the feeling everyone else who witnessed the incident was thinking the same thing I was about her attitude.

    When my son goes to the range we make a point to check his pockets, I could see the same thing happening at school. We'd probably need a laywer before that was all over with.
     
  17. Missouri Mule

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    I would have told the kid" I'm sorry your momma is an idiot".

    It wouldn't be the first time Iv'e done something of that nature.
    :fire: :cuss: :banghead:
     
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    A younger relative of mine forgot to clear his pockets after a day at the range a few years ago. He was in 8th or 9th grade, I think. A young temp teacher tried to explain Newton and "equal opposite reaction" by telling the class what happens when you fire a gun (!). That's when my relative pulls out a .30-06 and tosses it to the teacher - to use as a "visual aid". The teacher looks at the primer and says "oh, it's a live one?" Kid: "Yes". Teacher: "OK kids, this is what happens; first the firing pin hits the primer, here, and then..."

    Of course, this didn't happen in them United States of yours... :D
     
  19. Elmer Snerd

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    I have seen sheeple nearly panic at the mere *sight* of pocketknives. Not "brandishing", not "threatening", not "creating a hostile work environment", not "oppressing", and certainly not "attacking", merely seeing one in use triggers nigh unto a conditioned panic response.

    My favorite personal anecdote: Once an overly sheltered young lady I used to work with spazzed("That's a dangerous weapon!") at the sight of my Leatherman Tool(insert a "my tool makes women panic" joke here). Please note that it was a PST(the "average sized" tool) and that I was tightening screws with it at the time(must...resist...more...Freudian...jokes).



    If I recycle one of my own posts here, is that plagiarism? What if I forgot to ask myself permission first? Should I complain to a mod about this? ;)
     
  20. jmbg29

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    ROTFLMAO :D :D
     
  21. gun-fucious

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    One of my County Coucilmen like to tell the story of how his little daughter touched a box of ammunition at Walmart

    He makes it seem as if she was juggling nitro glycerin

    :banghead:
     
  22. BerettaNut92

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    Empty brass is dangerous, that's why you have to sweep it, cuz you could fall and seriously hurt yourself.

    A kid that picks up brass? I'll adopt him!

    And what's the singular of a sheeple, a sherson?
     
  23. tetchaje1

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    Too bad.

    Seems like he was a nice kid to take the time to bend down and help you pick up what fell out of your pocket.

    Most kids would be so preoccupied with whining for the toy in the next aisle that they wouldn't have even noticed you.

    :fire:
     
  24. Hoploholic

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    Lets look at this with a little different light...

    It is probably a pretty safe bet that the female cur was merely ignorant rather than stupid. This assumption would lead one to beleive that she had the faculties to learn given the proper opportunity and environment. This being the case, perhaps one could could have camly and rationally instructed her that the case was spent and of no undue danger to anyone. Also, you could have explained that a live cartridge was no more dangerous than the spent one provided that it was handled in a reasonable and safe manner. She may have listened and learned...then again, she may have been already been so thoroughly conditioned that she would have screamed rape to prevent you from enducing rational thought :D

    I would have wanted to yell and call her all manner of unsavory names but I would hope that I would have the restraint to try to educate instead.

    Amusing story to say the least!
     
  25. COHIBA

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    my wife, two daughters and i were at the krispy kream a few weeks ago. one of my 4 year olds was having trouble w/ a too long straw in a too short milk cup when my wife whips out her protech auto runt w/ blue jazz handle. CLICK! she cuts the straw in half on the counter and returns it to the cup. you should have seen the faces.
     
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