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Would you be offended?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by crazed_ss, May 4, 2006.

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  1. crazed_ss

    crazed_ss Member

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    I was just at Walmart and the register in the sporting goods section was down, so all the ammo purchases and such were being done at the Gardening register.

    It get up to the front of the line with my box of a hundred 9mm rounds. The lady at the register looks at it and kinda shakes her head and says, "Is this for a handgun?"

    I tell her yes..

    Then she's says "What's with all you young people buying bullets today?" as if she dissapproves of our purchases.

    I told her I didnt know why everyone else is buying bullets, but I'm getting them because Walmart has cheap prices on ammo and I'm going to the range tommorow. Then she's like "Oh, well have a nice night"

    ***.. where does this lady get off interrogating me about my purchases? If I was buying condoms, I doubt she would have asked "So, why are you buying these? .. planning on having sex with someone?. What's with you young people having so much sex?"

    I dunno.. maybe it's because I live in liberal hippy CA.
    It just kinda irks me that an employee would have such a dissaproving attitude when Im shopping at their store.
     
  2. BigEllis51

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    I'm with you. Don't know if I would have been quick enough to think of it, but a "Please mind your own business" sure seems like a politely appropriate response.
     
  3. nico

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    If I were quick witted enough (I usually don't think of something to say in a situation like that until after the fact) I may have given her some sarcastic answer, like "well I was going to buy some sugarplums and gumdrops, but you're out, so I figure I'll just kill something instead."
    She wouldn't have been willing to listen to a logical response, so you might as well give her something over the top.
    That being said, I know that wouldn't be an appropriate response. I think being in the city (Baltimore), and coming into contact with that kind of ignorance all the time had killed my tolerance for it.
     
  4. Zen21Tao

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    I would have replied "I don't know, what's up with old ladies being so nosey today?" :rolleyes:
     
  5. mordechaianiliewicz

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    I would have said something real flippant like "Protecting my rights from small minded people like yourself." Smiled, and walked off.
     
  6. ReadyontheRight

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    Sounds like a moment to set your intended purchases down and walk away.
     
  7. Outsider_10fp

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    I would have educated her on bullet/ rounds. then told her it was for an MG, and to ring it up and be quiet. :what:
     
  8. Ed 2001 SS

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    I would have probably kept it to a simple, rude "none of your f***ing business."
     
  9. Can'thavenuthingood

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    Next time pickup the ammo, a can of Ready Whip, condoms, some rope and one of those little containers of breath freshener.

    Go to the same lady, say nothing and keep a straight face.

    Vick
     
  10. crazed_ss

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    hahahaha :)

    Maybe ill throw a machete in too.. Walmart has those for like 10 bucks I think.
     
  11. johnnymenudo

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    This bothered you enough to post it in a gun forum? I think you are way too sensitive. Would any of you guys really told her off? Thats a bit over the top I think - who cares what she thinks? She did say have a nice night, right?

    If you were buying condoms and the lady said " what is with all you young people buying condoms today?" - it would have been a funny story.
    JM
     
  12. Low-Sci

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    Bah...

    Shrug it off, an old lady with no friends making minimum wage was trying to make small talk. Can't hardly get myself too bent out of shape for that.
     
  13. asknight

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    Yea, but their machete's are cheap chinese junk that won't cut anything without rolling the edge over. Find an Ontario instead! :p

    At least you could actually use the other mentioned merchandise.
     
  14. Magic79

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    I would have simply said "Please call your manager. I want to report your behavior."
     
  15. Bwana John

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    On the check out screen there is a prompt when ammo is bought. It first ask "is this for pistol?", then if yes it asks, "Over 21?"
    The new cashiers always ask untill they figure out whats up. Then they know what the prompt is, look up and see gramps and dont ask.
    I love it with new cashiers when they ask, I say Sub-Machine Gun and they get kind of flustered. (Im telling them the truth, I got a buddy with a Sten, Reinsling, and a M-2.. Arizona rocks!)
     
  16. evan price

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    TRUE STORY:

    I was planning on going camping, rapelling & later duck hunting with friends down in Red River Gorge in Kentucky. I stopped at Meijer (A large Wal-Mart-esque grocery/everything else store) to buy some supplies after working 2nd shift. It was about 1 am when I walked up to the checker with:

    Pair large leather work gloves (Was going rapelling & gloves were worn out)
    Box of unlubricated condoms (Was bad weather forecast, were going to go birding, put condoms over barrels of shotguns)
    Roll of duct tape (To fix a torn tent fly)
    Box of 12-ga #6 bird shot shells (Was going shooting!)
    half-liter bottle of vodka (Wanted to make screwdrivers at camp)
    12-pack of D batteries (Flashlights & lanterns needed batteries)
    Bottle of Nyquil (Had a head cold)
    Gallon of orange juice (For the vodka screwdrivers & vitamin C for cold)

    The clerk started scanning the items, then realized what each item was, and got visibly more flustered with each item she scanned... she turned red in the face.. then asked, "Planning a busy night, eh?"

    But that's not as bad as the time I was working on hydraulic machines & rehosing, we used KY jelly to lube the hose ends to get them to slide on the couplings, it seemed we were always out of KY on the service trucks. So I went to Wal Mart and bought 12 tubes of the stuff, one for each of the tool boxes. The clerk busted out laughing so hard she couldn't count my change.
     
  17. Strings

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    I've tried the "machine-gun" line a few times... doesn't phase 'em here. Of course, Spoon and I do most of our shopping late at night, so Sprawlmart's the only option, hence we know the night crew pretty well (I've been known to give an impromptu lesson on "what's the customer want?" about bullet weight and type)...
     
  18. shootinstudent

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    I use old reliable:

    "It's ah umm, for a friend"
     
  19. CajunBass

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    That really "offended" you? Really?
     
  20. Taurus 66

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    I wouldn't have been offended with what she said, but I wouldn't hesitate longer than one second before telling her, "Just sell me the damn ammo, alright?" and just keep it at that. If she instead took offense to my reply and got all snotty, "Let me please speak to the manager".
     
  21. Valkman

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    I'd tell she was right, but the only reason I was buying such a small caliber was because it was for my Uzi. The stuff I carry is all much bigger!

    Actually here they never ask that stupid handgun question, and one day I asked the clerk about it. He said "I could care less what it's for!" LOL
     
  22. 30-06 lover

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    I was with a friend that was buying "bullets" at wally Marty when the clerk asked "What is with youngsters buying ammo all the time? (same clerk???) My buddy didn't miss a beat "Our nations youth finally got it." She was blank faced...didn't get it at all.
     
  23. LeonCarr

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    I would have invited her, and her 20 something daughter ;), to the range.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  24. Jeff White

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    Some of you guys are too easily offended. She was probably just making conversation.

    Jeff
     
  25. GrammatonCleric

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    Offense?

    I wouldn't take offense in your situation. I buy my ammo at a local sporting goods outlet called Dick's. Whenever I am buying a large quantity of .45 ACP rounds, and someone asks me what it is for, I say, "I shoot a lot." I am usually left alone after that.
     
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