Ok so here's my first post.
Tonight I was going out to meet a couple of close friends at Firebird Raceway to see the Nightfire event. I was running low on gas so I decided to stop at Albertsons and fill up. As I got out of my car at the pump, the woman in the car behind me looked at me and asked if my gun was real. I replied that 'Yes Ma'am it is'. She then asked why I was carrying and I replied that it was for lawful self defense. As soon as she heard that she turned away and went inside the gas station.
As it so happens, the automated network that controls all the gas pumps crashed at this point and I went inside to find out why my debit card wasn't working. When I got in, I noticed two employees both look at my gun, but neither said anything about it. They explained that the network had crashed and then helped me in obtaining some cash back with my debit card. I went back outside at this point at the same time as the female emplyee who was leaving to put up "out of order signs" on all the pumps. As I walked back to my car she smiled at me and said I had caused quite a stir and had given her a good laugh that night.
When I asked her what she meant, she said that the lady who had oridginally asked me about the gun had come inside the station and told everyone that "there is a man out there with a gun on his hip!" and that "as she was 64 years old she knows better than that" and that "she was going to have to buy a gun now just to protect herself from crazy people like me".
The employee had then informed her that not only is OC legal, but that many people in the state of Idaho carry a weapon and that it was not a big deal. The customer left in a bit of a huff and the employees all laughed about it.
I talked to the employee for a few more mins and she was very positive about OC and defensive carry in general.
I ended up buying my gas at Maverick which I OCed into but no one said anything about the gun.
When I finally got to the race track I decided to CC as some of the people I was there with were rather sensative to the OC issue and also because there was a LOT of drunk people there and I didn't want to be walking around and have someone try something stupid. A very good evening overall