a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
Not all of 'em, maybe. But enough.
A little anecdotal evidence, you may make of it what you will.
My sister and I are in the process, never ending seemingly, of selling her house and relocating. Part of that is, of course, having the house open
I have/had a set of swords in a static display--cheap ass pot metal blades that would have a hard time cutting through melted butter--mounted
permanently with a depiction of my family crest from the Middle Ages. Pretty darned cool looking. It hung over my desk. On another wall was my old
single shot 12 gauge shotgun, also hanging on a wall mount--with a trigger guard...bought specifically for when the house went on the market...more
fool I, as it turns out.
Well anyway, we got a late afternoon call from the realtor saying he and a couple were on their way to see the house. Crap! We scrambled a little,
putting a few odds and ends away, etc... We left just as the couple pulled up. Fairly typical younger couple, maybe mid-20's, or so...
Couple days later, the realtor calls and says, and this is a direct quote... "The couple from the other night wanted to put down an offer on the
house...but, the display of swords, and the shotgun scared them."
My response was, and I'm paraphrasing here, "A display of swords, that couldn't cut butter, and are unable to be even taken off the display without
being broken, and an empty shotgun, with a trigger guard on it, to boot, scared them. They do know that those will be leaving when we do, right???"
I think my utter disbelief came through rather clearly...
So, as to not offend anyone unduly, I took the shotgun down, dismantled it and put it away. The sword display, as I feared it would broke as I was
attempting to put it into a box.
Now, I know not all millenials are like that...but it seems far, far too many are. Offended/Scared of something that won't even be there when they're
ready to move in...
Weeks later, and I'm still amazed, and appalled, by that level of ignorance driven fear.