Interesting bus ride this AM

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  1. Buck Snort

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    I'd've laughed until me sides hurt!
     
  2. juk

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    MisterMikes approach works well. I've had the opportunity to do that a few times on my colleges transit system. Some terribly misinformed person sees that I am reading a gun magazine, and starts talking to other people about how I was gonna go crazy and kill everybody. No way I am leaving that one alone. Talk to them about it. Ask what's so scary about someone having a gun and use words that everyone can understand. Before long, Everyone else on the bus will realize that you are more responsible than 95% of the population and the idiot spouting crap off is just that. My personal experience had someone trying to start crap every time we were on the same bus. I talked to him all semester and even tried to take him shooting. It was a no go. He moved away after that semester. I don't think he could handle everyone laughing at him anymore.
     
  3. Husaberg Man

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    How about this response??

    "The only thing worse than judging a book by its cover is judging a man by the cover of his book. So, what are YOU reading right now?"
     
  4. danbrew

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    Interesting how reading material can prejudice or influence people. Without getting into all the long and sordid details, I was sitting in a local burger joint about a year ago reading the NRA monthly magazine - American Rifleman or something along those lines. Pretty funny as I typically don't spend that much time with that rag, but it comes in the mail every few months, so I just happened to grab it and was passing time while eating a hamburger and having a beer.

    To make a really really really long story short, the guy next to get gets a little crazy and whacks me in the face with a full bottle of water. It wasn't because of the gun magazine, it was really because he was crazy. As in no-**** crazy. You know that phrase "I saw red"? Well... I saw red. I got up smacked the **** out of him. Of course he passes right out then and there. I'm like, "oh oh". The cops and the EMS get there in short order and I tell my story and the EMS guys drag this drunk crazy guy off. The cop and I get to talking and he tells me that he's gonna write the report up that I was just defending myself and the other guy was crazy. Then he tells me "Besides, I see you reading that gun magazine, I know you can't be a bad guy."

    So... it's not only the company you keep (except don't sit next to crazy drunk guys at the burger joint), but what you read as well.
     
  5. Jim K

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    The people on the bus were lucky that the NY cops didn't machinegun the bus and kill everybody on it because someone said the word "gun".

    Jim
     
  6. AKAMac

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    I have dream; That one day a man will not be judged by the content of his book but by the color of his character.
     
  7. Captain Kyle

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    I would tell that floppy **** that she better back up her rude ****ing comments or i will "follow her home":cuss:

    What a phunking joke!!!
     
  8. marsofold

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    I'd have a hard time resisting the urge to spit in her face...
     
  9. danprkr

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    Can't remember the exact quote, but I would have loved to seen her face when it registered what you'd said.
     
  10. Yoda

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    How about this?

    Reply in an even louder voice, for all to hear, "Granny, are you off your meds again?"

    Or, in a softer voice, "Madam, have you sought counseling for your condition?"

    - - - Yoda
     
  11. SharpsDressedMan

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    You could have made the hand pistol like Bronson did in "Death Wish", and pointed it at her and smiled............
     
  12. chuckusaret

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    I'll bet she also dislikes active duty military and veterans. The very people that fought to give her the right of free speech.......
     
  13. Big_E

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    I took the most recent issue of G&A on the plane with me but I refrained from exposing it because I just wanted to get to my destination and not wanted to be labeled a "Domestic Terrorist." A few hours of listening to Southern Rock suited me just fine.

    It's too bad that sometimes gun owners are ostracized.
     
  14. FiREhAwk

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    I would NOT stop reading any gun material I wanted. If anything I read shotgun news when on the bus, preferably the colored cover ones. But it was a good thing you kept your cool and didnt stoop to her level. Is she an occasional rider?
     
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  16. Threeband

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    Sounds like she's the dangerous one.

    She's just rarin' to start rounding people up, and locking them away in, what? Concentration Camps? Gulags?

    These people are dangerous. And they have already taken over.
     
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    A co-worker (Anti who knows I'm a collector) upon seeing me wearing a Benelli jersey on the job asked: "Do you REALLY think it's appropriate to wear that here ?"

    "Got something against motorcycles ?" was my reply.:D
     
  18. model of 1905

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    Makes you realize what we are really up against and why we have the infidel for a president.

    I have a new bumper sticker. It says...

    Don't blame me
    I voted for the American.
     
  19. jim in Anchorage

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    I think you nailed it right on.By ignoring her outburst[for your reading a magazine!] you put her squarely in the nut case category to the other bus riders.
     
  20. Claude Clay

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    ignoring her is best...........
    although i would like to say

    'when the zombies come lady, even your sharp tongue wont be enough to save you.
     
  21. jim in Anchorage

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    [QUOTE'when the zombies come lady, even your sharp tongue wont be enough to save you.][/QUOTE]

    Going on about Zombies on a public bus may not help our cause.
     
  22. rondog

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    "Lady, shhhh! Don't get the voices started!" :uhoh:
     
  23. Big_E

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    Lol, these replies are great. I was thinking good ol' Gran Torino style. You know point the "gun hand" at her and pull the "hammer" back. All while chewing Red Man.

    In all seriousness, the best response is to ignore her and make her look like the crazy one. Sometimes a quiet chuckle is good but continuing on with your business makes you look like law abiding citizen reading up on a hobby.
     
  24. WingRider

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    Some great responses. Especially like the Generals(#6) and will hopefully use Wooferinc's. That is CLASSIC
     
  25. VINTAGE-SLOTCARS

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    Should have told her that her shoe was untied then kicked on the ass when she bent over to check, NAW just kidding,, ignoring her was probably best. Why bring unwanted attention to yourself when this is your regular daily trip.
     
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