A bit of a scare this morning
I was standing at the bus stop this morning and, all of a sudden close by, I hear pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. Seven shots in rapid succession. It sounded like it may have been a .22. So, I didn't quite react the way I would have thought. At the sound of the first shot or two I didn't duck, or anything. I just stood there with my head turned towards the sound. And afterwards I ducked down a bit and ran towards an area where I thought I might have cover. And then called 911 and reported it.
I know going away from the sound and calling 911 were the right thing to do. I just couldn't believe, after I had thought about it more, that I just stood there looking instead of getting down immediately. Maybe its because this is the first time something like this has ever happened and so I'm not conditioned to respond more quickly. I do have to say that my hand did go, almost immediately, to a position where I could get to my pistol if necessary, but I did not bring my shirt up over it, nor did I pull it.
Anyway, I had to post this just to help me get it out. My heart is still beating a little fast, even though it happened about 1½ hours ago.