Today's sheep count :)

This is a discussion on Today's sheep count :) within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by maclean3 How'd they know to ask you that? Were you printing or did it just come up in normal conversation? Jack I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3
    How'd they know to ask you that? Were you printing or did it just come up in normal conversation?
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    I do believe he has a Glock hat. So that may have triggered the conversation.

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    P95: Was the ratio maybe 20%? Are you in remedial math, or just not counting the "maybe" to be conservative?
    Richard - I was making the ratio based on the 10 sheep, and including the three I think clerks - so let's say 13, then us two sheepdogs. So yeah, actually 15% would be better!

    I plucked 10% out of the air, thinking then I guess of me vs the 10 and not taking into account the clerks or the other guy - hasty, that was it
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    I plucked 10% out of the air, thinking then I guess of me vs the 10 and not taking into account the clerks or the other guy - hasty, that was it
    Sounds...ah...logical

    You've gotta be careful of old accountants like me...we get easily confused. "Seen all them numbers 'bfore" "They confusin'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    I do believe he has a Glock hat. So that may have triggered the conversation.
    Yep, I guess that would eh-Splain it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean3
    Yep, I guess that would eh-Splain it!
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    Since I just got my CCW I've had to do a lot of thinking about clothing and concealment lately. And this is the very reason I decided not to buy anything with a gun company logo, or one of those "Patience hell, I'm going out and kill something" kind of shirts. I'll just wear normal non-descript clothing or something with my favorite football/hockey team on it.
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    I do this all the time, just sit and watch, the Malls are the best since there are very large gathering of sheep wondering around. I do the same at Wal-Mart as well.

    I also like to get close to people (inside their personal zone) just to see how long it takes them to recongize that I'm there. Like at the magazine rack or looking at DVD's. You'd be amazed how long it takes some people.

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    I was at WallyWorld yesterday. I was standing at the front of my shopping cart, waiting to unload it onto the conveyor belt after the lady in front of me finished unloading her cart. The last thing she did was lay her purse, open, on the belt. I was standing 18" away! She then walked to the cashier, repeatedly turning her back on me and the purse. She had a large order. I counted at least five to six opportunities to open the purse, rifle through it, or just grab it and run (LOL)!

    I didn't, and passed on mentioning it to her, nicely. I should have....

    I really wanted to "disappear it" and scare the beejeezus out of her, but didn't. Oh well....she be

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    Man, you're paranoid.... No, seriously that is exactly what we should all be doing. I caught myself relaxing today as I loaded the truck up while shopping. I immediatley got it together.
    Listen, Think and React.....Nuff Said.....

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    Now that's funny QK.
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    Not to go to far off-topic here at first, but I was at the mall this afternoon with the wife and my 3yr old son. We decided to go and walk around and see if we could get the wifey to start the "birthing" process! LOL! So anyways, we're there walking around and I'm scanning as usual. Up ahead of us comes to small children, roughly around 4-6 years of age, two of them just skipping along the hall. My wife and I look around and the father is roughly 40-50ft behind them, walking along with his shoulders and hands loaded down with bags and what-not. Had I been casing this guy and gone for the kids, I could have easily gotten them out of the mall and into a car before this guy even had his hands free. Bad move on his part...

    It is amazing when my wife and I go out and see just how oblivious most of the general population really is. Head down, one foot in front of the other, wouldn't know it if a meteor hit the ground right beside them. I will say though that I am very glad that there are foolish people like that in society. They keep me employed!
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    On the subject of sheep, wolves and sheepdogs, I don't know how many of you are famlier with this essay, "Tribes", on ejectejecteject.com http://www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/000129.html

    Its a good one and worth reading... much too long to repost here.

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    This is an interesting thread. I've been carrying concealed for almost a year now and it's amazing how much my awareness has evolved since then. I used to be totally oblivious to my surroundings, but no longer. Now I will say , much like a previous poster, when I have my kids in tow it's not easy keeping up with them AND everyone else around me LOL. Those little monsters are like little human 9mm's.....small, light, fast, and quite capable of serious destruction ! Nowadays, I'm not only conscious of others around me, I'm careful about how/where I park my car, which pocket my keys and cell phone are in, using my weak hand to carry things.....the list goes on. I remember the first day I carried, everything changed and has become more refined ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Basseteer
    On the subject of sheep, wolves and sheepdogs, I don't know how many of you are famlier with this essay, "Tribes", on ejectejecteject.com http://www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/000129.html

    Its a good one and worth reading... much too long to repost here.

    I just finished reading it. Awesome link. Thank you for posting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gddyup
    I will say though that I am very glad that there are foolish people like that in society. They keep me employed!
    I tend to think as long as there are "easy pickins" like that walking around, it makes us prepared folks less attractive targets for goblins as well.
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    thanks for sharing the TRIBES link

    Quote Originally Posted by gddyup
    I just finished reading it. Awesome link. Thank you for posting it.
    My sentiments exactly.

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