posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 04:59 PM
I had some new employees once....young, just out of high school. They got freaked because one of the employees, another young man, had a letter opener
that looked like some sort of sci fi sword or dagger.
They came to me all, "HE HAS GOT A KNIFE, A KILLERS KNIFE". So I went to him, he told me he had a letter opener and showed me. I went back to the two
girls and told them not to be alarmed it was just a letter opener from some sci fi show.
They got all righteous, "NO TOLERANCE, there is NO TOLERANCE for anything that is weapon like". I told the girls this wasn't high school it was real
life. And in real life people have letter openers, pocket knives, box knives, and "GASP" even conceal carry permits for firearms. The looks on their
faces......priceless. It was a combination of shock, fear, confusion, lack of comprehension, One asked "Why would you need that", I told her for
things like opening letters, opening boxes, and even self defense because there are plenty of unsecure places in the world. Same one then was
like...."wow, that's really something I never thought about....so you are saying that some people carry that stuff and are ...like....normal
I can remember wearing my cubscout suit to school, pocket knife hanging off the belt clip next to the metal skill awards......no teacher ever said a
edit on 19-4-2013 by SrWingCommander because: clarification