A few months ago a coworker that passed himself as a friend found out that I have a CCW permit. From that time he started watching me closely to see if he could spot me printing. Well if you study something long enough you will usually find what you are looking for, and he did. We were alone in his office and he told me that he could see the print and we talked briefly about it. Two days later the Operations Manager called me out and informed me that he had “heard a rumor” that I was carrying and that it was making the complainant nervous. Because only one person knew I was carrying it was not hard to figure out where the “rumor” came from.
Fast forward to yesterday. This EX-friend and his constant companion (the Warehouse Manager) fired one of our drivers. The driver is about 6’7” tall and weighs in at 290 pounds and is not fat. During firing him the ex-friend popped off with some pretty off color and rude remarks that angered the driver. They then escorted the driver to my office to fill out termination paperwork. My ex-friend came in first and told me that the driver was getting belligerent and angry and told me to be on my guard to help constrain him should he become violent. He then indicated that if I was carrying it might just come in handy! To clarify; it made him nervous that I carry, but when he felt threatened he comes running to me for protection!
I told him “sorry, but you made sure that I could not carry here months ago!” Besides I was certain that the driver would not become violent to any of the women in the office or to me as he saw me as a friend. So if he had become violent it would have been against the two that were his tormentors and I was prepared to enjoy the show. I was not carrying but if I had I would not have used my G19 to save those two from a much deserved beating. On his way out the driver shook my hand and said it was great working with me.
Just another day in paradise!