Got made at work today... surprising reactions from all.
Well, I work as an aircraft mechanic. Right now I do the maintenance for a flight school in South Florida and at about 4pm we get a call that one of the flights that went on a cross country has issues. I called the pilot up to find out what happened and apparently the starter motor grenaded (case blew out and pieces were everywhere.)
They were safe and it happened when they went to start up their Cessna 172. So we looked in our inventory and had a replacement starter and the boss made the decision to send one of us up to the airport. The owner of the flight school actually made the call to fly us up (which is a rare thing). So I got asked if I wanted to go, and I said yes.
I gathered my tools (and holstered my Glock 23) and hopped in a flight up to the other airport. By the time we landed it was getting dark so I got right to work while I could see. It only took a few minutes to change out the starter, but putting the cowl back on took about 30 minutes due to pain in the butt hardware. At this time it was night and getting really dark where we were parked.
All 4 of the pilots there are from Norway and have served mandatory military terms. They were discussing a friends S&W and I chimed in when asked a question. Well, as soon as I turned off my flashlight, one of them asked why my belt was glowing green. I then realized that my Meprolight sights were shining brighter than hell thru my work shirt. One of them asked what kind of gun it was, and the others guessed. They must know me better than I think because they all guess Glock.
We took off into some bumpy weather and discussed military training and weapons, and agreed to go to the range soon. I asked them not to spread the word that I carried (even though she is locked up while at work.) They had no problem with it and understand the Concealed is concealed idea.
When we landed, I debriefed my boss who waited up for me and we closed up shop. On the way thru the dark hangar with only my flashlight leading the way...he chimed in... "Your baby is glowing thru your shirt...."
Its good to have a good boss...