A no-no for carry - has to be.
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Don't lie Euc, I know that's your funky way of dancing. Kinda like the 'Elaine' dance on Seinfeld.
No I only ...
October 13th, 2005 09:57 PM
No I only do it once or twice. I promise.
Originally Posted by Q-ball
I only know two dances. The Charleston and the Funky Chicken.
October 13th, 2005 10:09 PM
I talk often on the cell while driving, but I have a hands free headset. Some people are going to be distracted with the radio, newspaper, PDA...you name it, people do it.
Originally Posted by gregarat
Originally Posted by Euclidean
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October 14th, 2005 12:20 AM
Distractions = Victimhood
I'm sorry, Walkman; I-Pod; whatever...that's stuff for my students to play with (and me to confiscate in class); not for ME. Just not my era. I much prefer books to relax with and I never relax in a mall or anywhere I'm on the move especially with my wife. Anybody wearing such a device is in condition "WHITE" and begging to be victimized. As Clint Smith says....If you look like prey...you will be eaten.
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October 14th, 2005 01:09 PM
i've had two close calls the last few years that would have had worse outcomes had i been plugged into my headphones.
first was before i had a gun, but i did carry the industrial sized canister of bear spray. middle of winter, icy roads. i'm walking home late at night. oddly enough the batteries to my cd player died so i was walking in silence. i hear something approaching fast behind me, but it doesnt sound like footsteps.
i turn around and see a pit bull charging me, now hes about 20 feet away. my turning around caused him to veer off course and he skids by me. i pull my spray out, the dog is circling me. he gets within 10 feet and i give him a face full of spray. which he proceeds to sneeze off without so much as a whimper. i spray him again and do something i never do: run. as fast as my fat legs can take me.
had my batteries not died, i'd have been bitten, probably more than once.
more recently, i was walking home, chose not to put the headphones on (i dont learn from past mistakes that easily, can you tell?), and came close to getting mugged. my ability to pay attention to surroundings and more importantly hear what was going on around me helped me stay on the defensive and get out of the situation without drawing my gun.
October 14th, 2005 01:13 PM
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Spiffy - say after me - ''Yellow is better than white - Ok you are alert but sure as heck even partial impairment of hearing can be less than useful - instance the alternatives with your two episodes.
I reckon - dead batteries are way better than dead Spiffy!
Chris - P95
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October 14th, 2005 03:45 PM
only wear headphones when I have the earmuffs of working around loud stuff. Wouldn't hear anything anyway.
October 16th, 2005 08:55 AM
I dont listen to them. I used to years ago, but even then I only used one earplug/muff so I could hear what was going on around me.
Of course, it took getting nailed with a baseball for me to realize I shouldn't block out the outside world with headphones...
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