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Who hates crowds?

This is a discussion on Who hates crowds? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I had justfinally quit crowds , then along came grandkids , now i have to do all the parades, ect.. all over agin < sigh ...

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    I had justfinally quit crowds , then along came grandkids , now i have to do all the parades, ect.. all over agin < sigh >


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    I have disliked crowds and any crowded places since returning from Vietnam.

    I also don't do Wally World because I don't have a lot of tolerance for stupid people........

    I go into a restaurant, I sit with my back to a wall, or I go elsewhere to eat. Another 'leftover' from Vietnam. While traveling this past weekend with our college age son, we stopped at a restaurant for a good meal before the last leg of the trip home. While waiting for the meal, we had a chance to visit and he made this observation while watching me: he said, "Dad, one thing that has never changed about you is the way your eyes move and the way you constantly take everything in.... you don't miss a thing."

    Guess that explains why I don't like crowds.... too much information for my old brain to process in a timely fashion !

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    Amen fed
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrioticRick
    I moved from California to Idaho, does that answer the question
    You and everybody else...lol. (me included)


    Crowds don't bother me too much unless it's literally elbow to elbow. The worst is when a group or family is walking down the aisle and decide to stop for a second for whatever reason and stop the entire flow of traffic (such as a swap meet or fair).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrioticRick
    I moved from California to Idaho, does that answer the question
    i closed a successful small business in north carolina to start all over in montana for that same reason.

    i dont like crowds. in fact, i dont like people in general. i dont go shopping, i dont roam the mall, i dont go out "with the guys". aside from occassionally taking my family out to dinner (where i sit with my back to a solid wall) or attending a function at my childrens school, i avoid crowds completely. if my business didnt require direct human interaction i would never leave my rural property where there isnt another soul for miles, which is just how i like it.

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    Haha - we're a motley lot eh!

    I also can say I am (being polite here) far from enamored with my fellow man. For sure, way too many idiots and folks who have no respect for others - then of course the downright evil ones.

    My wife and I agree - we are not ''anti-social'' per se - but we are not hyper-sociable. This means we choose our company very carefully - this is part of crowd phobia I think - being cheek by jowl with unknowns, as well as the crush!!

    Not to mention - some folks ain't heard of showers and tubs - phew, don't some people stink!!!

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    I hate crowds, too!

    That's why I left Portland, OR, for Big Sky Country. But even now, my part of the state is becoming seriously overcrowded, not as bad as Bozeman, maybe, but close.


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    I've been a Florida resident for about 35 years.

    I have NOT been to Rat World or any of the other "major attractions."

    When in any crowded situation, I get nervous, jumpy, grouchy, and several other of those dwarf-named things.

    I do NOT like crowds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Haha - we're a motley lot eh!
    heh.....yeah, but if i had to be around a crowd i would want to be surrounded by folks like you....like me. i guess i just have no tolerance for people who are different from me and by different im not referencing race or social status or anything beyond what i consider being a decent, responsible human being. decent, responsible folks are few and far between and i would prefer to avoid everybody instead of tolerating everyone in hopes of finding a few decent people.

    maybe ive given up.....maybe i just dont care anymore....i just want to raise my children and be left alone. nothing else matters.

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    Birds of a feather

    This is really interesting. We're all a bunch of gun nuts, we all carry concealed for defense, we all seem to be sociable on this forum, but not overly chummy with lots of friends, I bet we're not "joiners," at least I'm not, and we all don't like crowds. There must be something in the water we drink. LOL. Seems like we're all from the same mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    You mean - someone from this board - actually visits DC!
    My wife is kinda high up the food chain with Marriott and their HQ is in DC. She has an apartment close to the Ronald Regan airport, but (hopefully) she will end her "tour of duty" in July and be back home.

    Besides, every once-in-a-while, it's nice to see where all of our money is going. (And your money, your kid's money, your neighbor's money, your friend's money, etc., etc.) We all have bought some pretty buildings.

    (In other words, don't get me started on DC. I hate the freaking place.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike
    I've been a Florida resident for about 35 years.

    I have NOT been to Rat World or any of the other "major attractions."

    When in any crowded situation, I get nervous, jumpy, grouchy, and several other of those dwarf-named things.

    I do NOT like crowds.

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    Along with the reasons everyone else has mentioned, I just can't take that much noise anymore! Too many years in a machine shop maybe, my Dad worked there too and he was the same way - guess all that machinery noise just wore my nerves thin. Even getting together with the in-laws gets rough at times, there's twelve of us anytime we go out to dinner (and always at least three simultaneous conversations!).
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    This is a very interesting topic. I too am very much like all on this forum. crowds...no like. i had tickets to the inaugural Brickyard Race some 10+ yearas ago, they were free, a gift, but i passed, gave them back to the giver, my brother! I would not subject myself to that kind of MASS CROWD that shows up at a Nascar race. way too many people.
    Most men are solitary beings when they get older. i really enjoyed parties in college. now i will only go to parties/gatherings with like minded people. i am even beginning to have a hard personal time going to my nephews b-day parties due to the concentration of liberals, hippies, and other people that i just don't care to associate with.
    is this wrong? i don't think so, but the wife would disagree. will i miss out on things? probably, but i'll get over it. "tell me about it when ya get home and i'll live vicariously thru you"

    a site i get on frequently for ohio ccw has had a few gatherings , since ccw is still new to ohio, of like-minded-people for a dinner type setting. i really wanted to go and meet them after reading there stuff a lot BUT i just wouldn't/won't advertise my carry status and again the crowd thing.
    and true also are the morons, crazies, rude people, and the occassional 'stinker' are more likely to be dealt with than the real bad guys.

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    I don't think it's that odd, I don't like crowds either. At parties (not that I go to many parties anymore) I'm always looking for the kitchen or patio to get away group. And crowded malls, etc just drive me crazy!
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