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    Intro and a story

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    Proceeding to the question: Are you going to follow up with the management to see if the issue can be resolved - train their employees better. If you let it pass, then you allow perpetuating the problem - ignorance gets a free pass.

    Insofar as the difference in response to your appearance, that is human nature - if it waddles, quacks and has feathers, they'll presume it is a duck. Since we are the ambassadors of OC, many will encourage projecting the best (yes most acceptable) image.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Ooh, well said.

    Notice how the OP made clear the stereotype. Wonder how he dresses as a medical school DP student and how he will while building his practice?
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    I agree, but for me, its just sad that it comes down to appearances. My biggest thing is I don't feel like I should have to change my clothes (because I do a lot of automotive work when I'm home and tend to wear blue jeans, t-shirt, and a hat) just if I want to run to the store. I know it's not that common to see someone other than LEO's with a firearm. I do have to point out that I walked past quite a few Gwinnett PD officers, and they did nothing. They didn't hassle me or anything. Which I see is a great thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeguri View Post
    I do have to point out that I walked past quite a few Gwinnett PD officers, and they did nothing. They didn't hassle me or anything. Which I see is a great thing.
    You must know that Georgia cops are under a microscope being searched for any hint of anti-duck-ism.

    Hell, they can't even enjoy Leda and the Swan for fear of accusations of prejudice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaeguri View Post
    I agree, but for me, its just sad that it comes down to appearances. My biggest thing is I don't feel like I should have to change my clothes (because I do a lot of automotive work when I'm home and tend to wear blue jeans, t-shirt, and a hat) just if I want to run to the store. I know it's not that common to see someone other than LEO's with a firearm. I do have to point out that I walked past quite a few Gwinnett PD officers, and they did nothing. They didn't hassle me or anything. Which I see is a great thing.
    Don't think is so much comes down to normal variations in image in this case as you set out to give a particular impression, pushing buttons to get a predictable response.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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