I was in Nashville on business this week and stopped in a Mapco near the airport at 12:30 PM yesterday to fill up the car with gas before I hit the road. I stood there with my right hand in my pocket resting in the grip of my LC9. I scanned the area and noticed a man standing beside his car parked beside the c-store building directly in front of me. What caught my attention he was staring at me and talking to himself for several minutes.
I had on my sunglasses and kept my eye on him while having that 6th sense feeling he was going to come over to me. Well, I was correct, before the pump finished he started walking towards me and when he got even with the front of my car I asked him what he wanted and he stopped. The whole time I'm watching his hands and noticed he was carrying a cell phone.
He proceeded to tell me that he just turned 60 and needed some money, (I don't remember for food or gas) I was concentrating too hard and watching his hands and body language. I promptly told him I could not help him and he turned away and went back to his car. He got in started up and drove away.
Maybe he was legit and just needed some cash, but he looked a little tweaky and I was the only one he approached while I was there even though there were 3 or 4 other folks pumping gas at the same time.
Just glad it was a non-incident.