So I go out to eat tonight

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    So I go out to eat tonight

    OK so I go out to dinner every Friday night. But tonight, the wife had to work late, and our normal dinner couple had family in town for the holidays.

    So a local LEO, off duty, stops by the shop and hangs out. He says wife and daughter are in NY for the weekend and he and the son are on their own. So we decide to go eat.

    We get to restaurant and he sits w/ back to the front door beside his kid. So I sit looking at front door. The kid points out a television program on the tv behind me, so I turn to look and I say "that's why dad sat on that side".

    Here's the kicker.............

    Dad says, "no it's because I'm sure you're carrying so you might as well protect us tonight".
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    Haha - ''made by the expert'' - but maybe he knew you were CCW anyways

    Well - it was his night off anyways .......
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    Pretty good. I'd say "smart guy", but why wasn't he carrying?
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    Hey, Even LEO's like a night to relax...

    It really says something that he trusts you to protect his family like that.





    Of course, that's where you say, "If I'm on security duty, then you're paying for the meal.... yes, I'll have the all-you-can-eat lobster and fillet mignon"
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    Funny........P95, he did know. I have told my 3 FRIEND LEOs. That way if there is ever any trouble, they can help ME out. They also then know if we are ever out and something bad happens, they don't have to look out for me, just watch the cross fire!

    foreveryoung.......He did pay for the meal. He does trust me since he has seen me shoot. I give him a hard time about his "department requirement" of aiming and hitting center mass. I make shot placement count when we shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foreveryoung001 View Post
    Of course, that's where you say, "If I'm on security duty, then you're paying for the meal.... yes, I'll have the all-you-can-eat lobster and fillet mignon"
    OUCH!
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    Great ending to that short story. Thanks for sharing it. Hope that you'all had a nice meal.
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    Story With A Twist...

    Isn't it nice having dinner with someone who doesn't have to ask..."So WHY do you think you have to carry a gun?

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    That's great.

    Sounds like a good guy. It's nice to have friends that really get it.
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