A Lesson Learned Today

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    A Lesson Learned Today

    My wife dropped me off by Dick's Sporting Goods store today after lunch. She was going to a home improvement chain store located near by. As I was about to walk away from the car I turned around, stopped her before she drove off and reminded her to keep her focus on who or what was around her. Once in the store, with many people around she began reading the label on something she was thinking about buying. As she began to continue around the store an older man about 60 or so, dressed nicely and groomed well stepped in front of her with his face / body about 3 inches from hers. He commented on her green top she was wearing and said that he liked green as well. He was wearing a green blazer. She said that he smelled of alcohol so she just walked off without commenting. Later while at the checkout he passed around another lady to get to my wife again. He again told her that he liked her green top. She immediately told the cashier about the earlier encounter and asked the cashier if she would inform the manager. The lady in line behind my wife said that the man also told her that he liked her top as well. When my wife told me about this I calmly informed her that was the exact reason that I always remind her to keep her situational awareness in high alert while out like this. She carries a Glock in her pocket book most of the time. I have told her that it needs to be where she can get to it in just a second or two with having to dig through all that junk. Not that this was a situation when she would have needed to shoot someone but you never know. Well I think this got her attention today. It was this guys sudden appearance that really upset her. It caught her off guard. I told her she needs to keep her head on a swivel at all times and she agreed. I believe she will be more careful now. Thoughts / comments?
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    It sounds like she paid attention and did the right things. What did she do after she left the store...was he still in view as she went to the car? She could have asked for an escort if so, as I'm sure she knows. Did the store take any interest in following up with the man?
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    btw, I dont have to dig thru my purse for my gun. It's in an attached holster in a special zippered section. When I feel the need, like at nite in parking lots, I'll even leave that zipper open. I can even have my hand on my gun as I walk.

    Does she have a purse like this? If not....hubby can take her shoppin'!
    Fortune favors the bold.

    Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.

    The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)

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    Sounds like she needs OC spray...That would have taken the need for Green away in a hurry.
    Don"t let stupid be your skill set....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    btw, I dont have to dig thru my purse for my gun. It's in an attached holster in a special zippered section. When I feel the need, like at nite in parking lots, I'll even leave that zipper open. I can even have my hand on my gun as I walk.

    Does she have a purse like this? If not....hubby can take her shoppin'!
    My wife carries this way, it is a fast draw.

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    My wife is Situational Aware and carries everywhere that it is legal.

    She got her CHL before me and encouraged me to get mine.

    She is not afraid, just award and ready.
    NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
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    nor the arrow for its swiftness,
    nor the warrior for his glory.
    I love only that which they defend.
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    Chalk it up as experience (thankfully) and vow to be more aware. Did the store take any action towards the man?
    Trust in God and keep your powder dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Chalk it up as experience (thankfully) and vow to be more aware. Did the store take any action towards the man?
    I'm not sure if the store took any action towards the man or not. My wife left the store after paying for the items she bought. The man had walked off but the clerk agreed to inform the manager. I was not there so I am really unsure if the store took any action towards the man or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scgunlover1 View Post
    Thoughts / comments?
    Yeah, only one... who wears green blazers?
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yeah, only one... who wears green blazers?
    Kermit!

    SCGunlover, glad everything worked out ok for the Ms.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yeah, only one... who wears green blazers?
    Leprechauns
    Fortune favors the bold.

    Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.

    The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yeah, only one... who wears green blazers?
    Tiger Woods...
    Beware!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yeah, only one... who wears green blazers?
    Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, ummm, all the other past Masters winners.

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    Ha, I just came back to make another wise crack about Tiger... I got beaten to it.

    I have a low tolerance for drunks. I hope the local PD found him.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9MMare View Post
    btw, I dont have to dig thru my purse for my gun. It's in an attached holster in a special zippered section. When I feel the need, like at nite in parking lots, I'll even leave that zipper open. I can even have my hand on my gun as I walk.
    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    My wife carries this way, it is a fast draw.
    As I've said elsewhere... if there's no time to draw, remember you can shoot through the thing.

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