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Positive Encounter
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I'm on my way to the range the other week and stop by the gas station to fill on on fuel and coffee. As I'm pouring myself a cup a gentleman glances down at my hip, gives me a nod, and moves over to my left (weak) side, and say with a smile, "Glad someone has the balls to show they're carrying!"

From there we got into a quick chat on our preferred calibers, the drama going on in the political system, and how we both thought it was great how sheriffs were taking a stand. When it was time to pay we shook hands, said goodbye, and parted ways.

The entire time this is happening the store manager goes from looking slightly nervous to relaxed and welcoming. The clerks who have seen me a few times prior gave me the usual pleasant greetings. Other customers barely noticed or didn't seem to care.

Pretty good in my book.

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#2
Its been a month or two since I've an encounter, and its nice to hear a positive experience.
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ShaulWolf;72562 Wrote:As I'm pouring myself a cup a gentleman glances down at my hip, gives me a nod, and moves over to my left (weak) side, and say with a smile, "Glad someone has the balls to show they're carrying!"

Now THAT is how you politely, respectfully, and professionally approach someone who is carrying a firearm. Wish I could shake his hand.
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#4
So far, all but one of my encounters where someone says something tend to go along these lines. A look, quick nod, and a comment saying 'good for you' or some banter.

Most of the time it's just a quick nod and a smile.

OC isn't as dramatic as people seem to think it is. Move with a sense of purpose, show some confidence, and act like your normal self. Do that and you'll avoid a lot of negativity.

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(01-27-2013, 12:12 PM)ShaulWolf Wrote: OC isn't as dramatic as people seem to think it is. Move with a sense of purpose, show some confidence, and act like your normal self. Do that and you'll avoid a lot of negativity.

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ShaulWolf;72631 Wrote:So far, all but one of my encounters where someone says something tend to go along these lines. A look, quick nod, and a comment saying 'good for you' or some banter.

Most of the time it's just a quick nod and a smile.

OC isn't as dramatic as people seem to think it is. Move with a sense of purpose, show some confidence, and act like your normal self. Do that and you'll avoid a lot of negativity.

Also, being Caucasian helps, LOL. Big Grin
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#7
Good deal.

It has been too cold for me to go without my jacket lately.
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