This is a discussion on Some days I am almost amazed! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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!
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I guess it really does go to show you - always carry, never tell - that old adage is true. I'm pretty new to concealed carry, but so far the only people that know are my parents, my best friend, and my girlfriend. I think I'll keep the list at that.
Thanks for sharing your experience, it's good food for thought.
I hope your co-worker gets his head out of his @#$% soon.
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Nice post here but still a lesson learned.
I'm 60 years old and I've learned that best friends don't keep secrets if they are no longer best friends. There are only 3 people that I truly trust .. my two sons and myself.
Yes, very well done Scrvoy!
Now you know why I like dogs better than people!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
I haven't shared my status (CHL) with many people - but the local newspaper and the former sheriff did... oh did I say FORMER!!
well with afriend like that,who needs enemies. never heard of anyone
actually waiting and watching,hopeing someones weapon will print.
first of all, what a moron,and second,somebodys got to much time
on thier hands. excellant responce on you're part. well done.
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the world coming too"
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Indeed---everyday life is pretty cool until---you have to deal with stupid stuff and the people that generate it. Keep distancing yourself from this worm (ex-friend). One of these days, he'll step in his own poo, and you'll be there to see it. By the way---be more discrete in the future as to who "finds out". Good luck dealing.
to bad the big guy did'nt knock the crap out of them.
I think you handled it perfectly. Kudos to you Sir.
Nice! Could you see the sinking feeling that he obviously felt when you told him you were unarmed?
Human pettiness seems to have no bounds.
First of all, your response was excellent. Couldn't have said it better myself. The only person that knows that I carry is my family and one close friend. And he has a CWP as well, but oddly doesn't own a gun. None of my other close friends know that I am armed. I don't want to take a chance that they will start something that they expect me to finish.