Not sure if this is the right forum for this, but I think it should be. Tonight my room mate (who is into firearms but does not carry) and I were eating dinner at KFC. I choose the booth in the back corner (we were the only customers eating in the establishment), but I sat with my back to the counter, although I could still see the whole restaurant reflected in the windows. I like to sit with my sidearm (Springfield 1911A1) on the same side as a wall in a booth, its wierd, but that is what I like to do, I guess I feel it gives me more protection from people seeing it print or something.
Anyways, I kept watch on the door in the window, and took notice when a scruffy unkempt looking man walked in and started walking towards the back corner where we were. Instantly this raised a flag in my head, and I put down my chicken and put my right hand down on the table, within an easy reach in case I needed to draw from my OWB. We got some story about how he was hitchhiking and just wanted some food (I tried to tell him that we couldn't help him at the start but he kept talking.) My friend and I both told him no, and he kept talking, at which point I told him very firmly "Sir we can not help you." and he seemed to get the point and left the restaurant without talking to anyone else inside.
Wednesday I was eating at a Wendy's between classes (us college kids have such healthy eating styles I know, but exams are next week and time is at a premium). Since I was between classes i also wasn't carrying. And pretty much the same thing happened, man came in, and asked several customers including myself for money, which I again refused, although other customers didn't one kid acutally pulled out his whole wallet and flipped through bills to find a couple bucks to give the guy.
Sorry about the long read, but, what did I do wrong in these situations? Is there anything that y'all would have done differently? The fact that it has happened twice in a week is kinda disconcerting to me, and I'd appreciate some feedback.