sudden valley gunner wrote:Some people are antagonistic just for the hell of it, and I'll never understand why. You did well not getting riled up, but I think you may have missed an opportunity for education. By simply saying 'No', the old guy most likely walked away with the same view of guns and gun owners. Maybe a pamphlet would have helped.Met my cousin/business partner at starbucks and while he was getting his coffee I went to look for a table.
Elderly man: "Hey!" Me: "Yes?" HIm: "Pull your shirt over your gun" Me: "No"
Him: "Yes, now" , His daughter who was elderly too I originally thought was his wife:"Daaaad....shut up you don't know who he is" Him " I don't care, cover your gun" Me: " No, its perfectly legal in the state of Washington." Meanwhile this other customer rolls his eyes and chuckles at the other guy.
My cousin turns around being partially deaf from fightin in Iraq: "Whats going on"
His daughter:" He doesn't like his gun" My cousin " Oh well, thats the law , too bad"
Girls behind the counter now laughing at the old guy.
He says real loud " I don't like guns and people who own them!" at this point I shrug and say " well thats too bad" and decided to ignore him. He left shortly after and not in a good mood. I found the whole thing pretty amusing. I feel he was trying to rile up and was very upset when I remained a calm and contained individual, thus destroying his stereo type of people with guns.
Granted there are some folks out there that no matter what you try, just aren't willing to listen. This guy kind of sounds like one too, but it doesn't hurt to try. Anyways, hope you and you're cousin were able to finish your coffee in peace.