posted on May, 18 2014 @ 09:11 AM
Yesterday I was at work and a customer came in - typical day. What made this customer slightly different than the norm was that he was open carrying a
side arm. He respectfully asked when he came in and I greeted him whether or not I had a problem with him being armed inside my business.
Of course, being the person I am I looked him dead in the eye and seriously responded to the respectful inquiry that I have no problem with it
I allowed a moment or two pause - then made a joke. I said, well, unless your planning on shooting me! And I laughed. (I'm quite light hearted and I
thought it was funny anyway) most people would have taken this to be humorous, and made some witty comeback. This man did not, he rolled his eyes and
turned away a second, then said "No I'm not going to shoot you." As if I had been serious or something.
So then I showed him the items he came looking for and when it came to price he wanted to haggle, so I took him to the bosses office and after
discussing price my boss said we would be willing to come down on the price and told him by how much - then he said, "But it's only because your
armed." And my boss broke out in laughter - He found himself just as funny and witty and I had earlier thought myself to be. That is the kind of
company I work for, we joke a lot and have some measure of fun, we don't take very much too seriously.
So this man again seemed to roll his eyes and puff out his chest and went into this " I am a law abiding citizen" etc etc spiel. And I couldn't help
but think... God - we were only JOKING!
So... if your planning on open carrying a firearm this year... get a grip - and some wit. Try to be funny if the people around you are laughing and
I mean, for goodness sake he could have said something witty back like my smith and wesson is worth at least another dollar off! But
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.... Mr. Serious came knocking.... again... just get some wit people!
Because I'll be honest, I would trust a happy witty laughing person with a gun faster than I would trust someone completely devoid of humor.
edit on 18-5-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)