Wife & I had just about finished our workout & it was about 30 minutes or so before they closed that night. Just about everyone else had left but us (except for a couple employee's).
I usually leave my handgun locked in the car (well lit area - usually a Sheriff's Deputy down there for side job for the Y - usually but not every night).
This time I forget and have my S&W 642 in pocket of my gym shorts. Not very comfortable - good thing shorts had a tie or would have kept falling down.
I'm getting water then walk up to where my wife's talking to a couple ladies (YMCA employee's). They are talking about how spooky it is late a night when it's almost empty, most patron's already gone.
Just when I'm almost on them my wife says "Oh, my husband's a Fed. He carries all the time. You don't have to worry if he's around."
Well, I'm both flattered at her feeling that way AND embarrassed at the same time.
At that time I'm right up on them & one of the ladies look at me and say "Well where you carrying it - whatcha got?"
I'm not happy at what the wife did but - Oh Well, you can't un'ring a bell.
I tell them "I"m not Batman but yes I am armed". She wants to see what I have - says she's thinking about getting a gun. I pull the .38 snubby from my pocket - just enough for her to see & put it back. Both of them were surprised to see it but said they'd like to get one some day for when they leave and no one's around.
So - no big deal, just felt awkward at that happening that way. Just thought I'd share with ya'll before going to bed.