I was interviewed... - Page 2

I was interviewed...

This is a discussion on I was interviewed... within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Next time try my line... "Do I look like Triple A to you pal? Back the F%$# up! :) j/k...

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 41

Thread: I was interviewed...

  1. #16
    Member Array oregonshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Medford, OR.
    Posts
    270
    Next time try my line... "Do I look like Triple A to you pal? Back the F%$# up! :) j/k


  2. #17
    Senior Member Array older gunner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    725
    I have to agree with your assessment, Blue Lion. You were there and you came home safe. If you were wrong, all that happened was he had to call AAA. If you were right and ignored you instincts, you wouldn't have been able to post the incident. Good job.

  3. #18
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,802
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLion
    Hello friends, a few minutes ago I was interviewed. Now, for new members this is when a potential bad guy asks you a particular question to determine if you are sheeple. Well, about 15 minutes ago as I walked out of a local book store I was on my usual alert. I normally speak or make myself aware of people that are walking towards me in parking lots. I watch their hands eyes and normally speak. Well, tonight I did the normal routine except the guy continued in my direction. I immediately placed my book under my left arm pit and placed both hands on my stomache about mid level and here is the conversation:

    BG: Hey you know how to jump start a car?
    BL: No, man I sure don't. ( This was said as I increased the distance between he and I, me backing up slightly aware of what and who was behind me.)

    I know that seemed short but the entire time I looked into eyes, my spirit was building up and I knew this was an interview. The BG looked me over and continued to move to the inside of the store never asking anyone else if they could help him.

    I relearned something tonight, and that is when you need a gun it does not matter what caliber it is. I had my .38 snub with 125 grain +P Gold Dots in the tubes, a reload and my knife and I was ready for anything that would have come next. My philosophy is this, never go without a fight. Be safe friends because the BG's are out there.

    Thank You Lord for bringing me home....
    Amen to bringing you home safely. In HIS grip, ALWAYS.

    About 15 years ago, I was leaving a buddy's boat (yacht?) late at night down at the marina in Coconut Grove. It's late maybe 11pm and the lot is lit. I see these two dudes and they split off. One goes wide to my right. The other guy comes up and gets about thirty feet from me at the head of the pier I'm on. He calls out to me if I have a match for his cigarette. I say no and stop. He asks if he can get some change from me for the soda machine and I say wait, lemme check. I casually sweep my vest aside (deliberately to the rear) and expose the cocked and locked 1911 for the merest of moments. It was enough. Dude #1 on the pier wheels and whistles LOUDLY to Dude#2 to my right near a green dumpster. They both split without a word.

    I KNOW it was probably an example of unlawful display but I was right about the "interview" and it worked. I did report the incident and the cops had NO problem.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

  4. #19
    Senior Member Array ssssthesnake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    utah
    Posts
    552
    imo better to listen to the little voice than end up in the little box good job bluemy only fear in that situation would be that he would take a pass on me and find some sheepl but you cant watch over every one thats god job imo good lookin out

  5. #20
    Member Array FrontSight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    albany, ga
    Posts
    132
    I think you did it right, Blue Lion. This could have been a ruse to get you and your vehicle close by for an assault and theft. Same thing happened to me one night at Wal-Mart. I noticed that he had a cell phone so I told him to use it to call the local ph. # for the Police (not 911) they would help him. He glared at me and then walked away.
    Pershing SIR!!

  6. #21
    VIP Member Array obxned's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    OBX, NC
    Posts
    2,655
    Could very well have been just a guy that needed a jump. He was probably wondering if YOU were a BG. The fact that he then went into the store to try to find help leads me to think he was legit. But had I been there, I would have had to trust my gut feeling as to what to do.

  7. #22
    VIP Member Array raevan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    washington
    Posts
    4,849
    I allways listen to the voice. (I'm crazy but alive). I help people when they need it but not those that raise the hair on the back of my neck.

  8. #23
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    20,370
    It was an interview. Everyone missed the key clue. It’s in the wording, as well as the body language, that we can't see of course here.
    Peoples "little voice" is your mind picking up clues that you are subconscious of.
    The BG asked, "Do you know how to jump a car" instead of the more common, "do you have jumper cables". The guy who has cables in his car knows how to use them. I could be an expert at jumping cars, but without the equipment I'm going to be staring at a dead battery all day.
    The phrasing of the question was to start a conversation, not a direct question to solve a problem. I think you were being set up for a car jacking.

    My answer would have been "no, I don't, but I'm sure this book store will have a book that can explain it."
    "Just blame Sixto"

  9. #24
    New Member Array foob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    11
    I've had met people asking for

    the time
    a cellphone
    the bus schedule
    a light
    a cig
    some change
    a ride

    and generally I've spared the time to provide it if I had it.

    Unfortunately for me (or you), I've never been mugged after that, or have anything bad happened to me.

    Guess my point is to evaluate the situation and the circumstances, and don't be so quick to judge.

    Once I missed the bus and a total stranger stopped her car and brought me to school. All because she saw me looking a little sad at the back of the bus. I've never forgotten such a simple deed. I've gone to work, noticed a person standing outside looking lost, and drove the person home before.

    Sometimes you just have to stop being paranoid. Use your brains, if his car is right there, there's people all around you, and you know how to jump start a car. Help the damn guy.

    The BG asked, "Do you know how to jump a car" instead of the more common, "do you have jumper cables".
    It's quite easy to forget which way the wires go. Whether you are suppose to connect the dead battery or the live battery first, or whether you are suppose to connect the ground to one of the frames of the car.

    I bet a majority of people don't remember the proper way to connect up the wires.

  10. #25
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    20,370
    Quote Originally Posted by foob View Post
    It's quite easy to forget which way the wires go. Whether you are suppose to connect the dead battery or the live battery first, or whether you are suppose to connect the ground to one of the frames of the car.

    I bet a majority of people don't remember the proper way to connect up the wires.

    Red to red and black to black? If you forget what goes where or which one goes first, the car will give you a "reminder"

    My point was that you need to take the totality of the circumstances into account, and only he who was there can do that. Of course we should help a fellow person out if we can do so safely.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  11. #26
    Distinguished Member Array lowflyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Middle Earth
    Posts
    1,221
    Sounds pretty cut & dry to me. I might have said, "Sure, I'll give you a jump. Just pull your car up in front of mine.."
    Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.

  12. #27
    Senior Member Array purple88yj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Piedmont Triad, NC
    Posts
    1,100
    Since you were the one in the situation, I have to say that you are the one that needed to make the call. You listened to the Little BlueLion and he sent signals up.

    So now you get another chance to take the test.

  13. #28
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,509

    As I Have Grown Older...

    in this 'crazy' world...I have learned to be very judgemental towards strangers...
    As said months ago..."Have a plan to kill everyone you meet!" There is an important point here...stay VERY alert!

    BlueLion...I think you passed the 'interview' process...

    Stay armed...stay alert!

    ret
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  14. #29
    Senior Member Array .45acp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    570
    I've been in both situations, helping and not helping and one needs to size up the situation.
    No hood up?
    Something wrong there.

    Got change for whatever? Red Alert.
    PC has become the term for Political Cowardice.

  15. #30
    Member Array CharlieMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    central florida
    Posts
    310
    I'm not saying you should have helped him.

    I've asked for a jump before and after noticing how uncomfortable people get, I decided not to ask anyone else.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Interviewed for Internship for KPD Today
    By guardmt in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 6th, 2010, 01:37 AM
  2. First I was interviewed by NRA News.............
    By GunnyBunny in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: June 25th, 2009, 12:28 PM
  3. Any SWAT officers willing to be interviewed for school paper?
    By anicca in forum Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 9th, 2009, 11:24 AM
  4. FOX news Shep Smith just interviewed the fellow who stopped a bank robbery with CCW
    By threefeathers in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: June 19th, 2008, 05:01 PM
  5. Just got done being interviewed w/ Kent State's Paper
    By jeep45238 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: April 27th, 2008, 09:45 PM