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    Embarassing OC moment at Loveland Hooters

    Wife, myself, and two daughters went to the gun show at the Loveland Outlet shops today. As I handed my Taurus .357 over to be tied, my 3.5yo asked why I had my gun. "Because I always have my gun, sweetheart."

    We went to lunch up the road at Hooters. Did you know Hooters had a kids' menu? I didn't know Hooters had a kids' menu. There was another large table that also had kids behind us and smatterings of solo guys and other pairs watching football.

    We ordered and I was playing tic tac toe with my 6yo. I went to take my turn and knocked my 32oz of iced tea across the table. *facepalm* I grabbed my daughter out of her chair before it splashed her. Somehow, I don't think that quick reflex negated onlookers thinking I was too clumsy to skillfully handle a firearm when called for. Fortunately, wing joints have paper towel rolls on the table and a waitress brought me another roll.

    We got our food and it wasn't too long before my 3.5yo fell off HER chair and spilled HER drink all over the floor. I didn't even TRY to play that one off. When our waitress arrived with a mop I tried to joke, "We all had too much butter on our popcorn earlier". She laughed politiely but I think she was looking forward to us getting out of there. Maybe that's just my imagination, though.

    Oysters were decent, wings were a bit scrawny for the price. I try to tip well because of the recession, but I try to tip even better when OCing to portray a positive image. I tip even more when the staff has to clean up after my kids. That was an expensive meal. Manager smiled and wished us a good day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahkagari View Post
    Somehow, I don't think that quick reflex negated onlookers thinking I was too clumsy to skillfully handle a firearm when called for.
    I think we OCers tend to be more self-conscious than others tend to be critical.

    A couple weeks ago, while walking through a display towards the store counter, I inadvertantly knocked over a display of glass bottles thrust out into the middle of the isle. I'm just glad it wasn't expensive! The clerk noticed my firearm immediately, and said, "Don't worry about it," but I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the fact that we're upright citizens, and insisted on paying for it.

    He was rather surprised, and I had to say, "No, no - I knocked it over, I'll pay for it" several times. I even offered to mop it up, but he laughed and said he couldn't possibly let me go that far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by since9 View Post
    I think we OCers tend to be more self-conscious than others tend to be critical.

    A couple weeks ago, while walking through a display towards the store counter, I inadvertantly knocked over a display of glass bottles thrust out into the middle of the isle. I'm just glad it wasn't expensive!
    Yep, I'm always paranoid my gun is going to knock something over or hook on something, etc. etc. I think that self-conciousness can lend itself to situational awareness if directed appropriately.

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    Stay out of china shops...both of you :>

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