Thread: Interesting encounter at Walmart
I was standing in like with my wife at a Colorado Springs Walmart with a load of groceries. I was putting them on the conveyor and a man about 30 said, "Excuse me sir?" I turned around and said "yes?" He asked me if it was legal to carry a firearm openly in Colorado. I said yes. He then asked if there was a certain kind and I said no, but if it is open, it must stay open. He give me a big grin. After loading the belt we got to talking about kids and other things. I think we have another open carrier about to bloom.
LOL Yeah, but that would have been mean. The look on his face when I told him yes, yes was one of those priceless moments. One thing that struck me was he called me sir.
Last edited by jhco50; 02-09-2011 at 01:03 AM.
I guess I would call someone sir too. Even though I'm retired, I don't get called that often. My kids call me old man and the grandkids all call me something different...Papa, grandpa Jim, etc. I answer to just about anything anymore.
Also, as an aside...My brother is a new grandfather and he insists on being called "Gimpa". He suffered from and survived a massive stroke about a year ago and has been wheelchair/walker bound since. He finds humor in everything. He even calls his nonfunctional appendages "zombie hand" and "zombie foot".
I had a 4 way bypass about 5 years ago so I feel for your brother. I haven't named my new aorta though. I admire someone who can have a problem and keep right on like nothing has really happened. I applaud your brother.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson (1776)
If you go into a store, with a gun, and rob it, you have forfeited your right to not get shot - Joe Deters, Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Prosecutor
I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians. - George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
You folks ARE mean!
Which Wal-Mart was it? The reason I ask is that they know me fairly well at the one up North, next to Chapel Hills Mall. I think even many customers recognize me, as they've stopped asking me questions, too.
The Fountain Walmart on 85/87. You have probably met my wife then. She is the little chubby white haired lady in Jewelry. Don't tell her I said that, I'm already in the hole with brownie points.
Last edited by jhco50; 03-03-2011 at 12:28 AM.
Border town what?
I was just making a joke... Anubis said there were two likely answers to his question. I was just proposing a third, silly option. The censored bit was a common expletive beginning with "f".
Now how did you interpret it?
Last edited by marshaul; 03-08-2011 at 10:49 AM.