Condition orange and unarmed tonight
I work at Costco Wholesale, and today I was out in the parking lot on cart duty (pushing carts), and around 9:15PM, the parking lot was pretty much empty except for the cars belonging to employees. There was one other guy helping me get the carts in, and we were actually in the process of picking up garbage. A homeless native man approaches us, and asks us if we have a lighter he could use, we both told him no. I noticed he had an aluminum bat between him and his backpack on his back. My guess is, had my co-worker not been out there with me, or I not out there with him, either of us could've been robbed and/or assaulted. I had also noticed him approaching from the distance, he was about 50 yards away when I noticed him. I felt very uneasy about being unarmed, but its company policy, so I have to keep my gun in the vehicle. I'm glad I was alert though, the brain is the most important thing to have in order to survive these days.
Also having at least one other person with you can be a good thing as well.