I had a DVD overdue from the Louisville Free Public Library and decided this afternoon would be a good time to take it back and pay my fine. It also would give me an opportunity to test our new strengthened Preemption statute, continue to become accustomed to the weight of the SR9 and how to sit comfortably in our van's driver's seat with the holster. I asked my wife if she had anything to go back to the Library and she gave me a couple of books and asked me to pick up a book she had on Will Call.
Again, no coat. Just jeans, long johns and a dark blue long sleeve shirt. I carry my holster on a 1.5" wide leather work belt with a nylon strip double stitched onto the back side. I forget the brand name but it was $12 from Wal Mart and holds the holster and magazine carrier securely with no slippage. I'm using the paddle attachment because the belt is too thick to weave through the holster's belt attachment.
I arrived at the library and walked right in and up to the counter. I placed my wife's books in the return slot and my DVD on the counter and told the young college age guy I owed a fine that I'd like to pay. He said they'd closed up the cash drawer for the night but I could pay the fine anytime. I told him that was fine and asked if I could check out my wife's book she had on Will Call and gave him her library card. He took it off the shelf behind the counter, scanned it and gave it to me. I thanked him, wished him a nice weekend and left. No problems.
On the way home I stopped at Kroger to get a couple of 2 liters. Walked in, picked up the soda, paid at the self checkout and out to the van. Again, no problems whatsoever. Is OC really that accepted or are most people so absorbed in their own thoughts they pay very little attention to what's going on around them? Very curious.
Once more a big THANK YOU to the KY OC community.