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    Back to the wall with a 180 of the room; if that is paranoid then I guess I am!! May not always have a wall behind me but I face so my back not to the entry door(s). My wife has learned to pick seats that allow for this. It has been part of my life since I was old enough to go places by myself --- I will face the door if I have a good friend facing the door; and I can think of about one or two in my life.

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    Had Hickok not sat with his back to the door he would have lived longer. I also try to set where I can see my vehicle.

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    Not at all, I do the same when ever I can.

    And the pecan waffle rocks!

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    Just because you are paranoid does NOT mean that they are not out to get you! :)

    Sounds like you were just being aware. My wife rolls her eyes sometimes, but I like to sit where I can see what is going on when possible. I don't think it is a problem personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    Good SA, its interesting when my family goes out to eat we all want the same spot....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Smart people, like us here would say you're cautious. The sheep probably wouldn't even consider why you sat where you did.
    Paranoid, nope, just good SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RebelRabbi View Post
    Yes, they go together. There is healthy paranoia, which keeps us alive, and then there is crazy. When you won't eat at the Waffle House near the Cemetary because that's where the Zombies go first, then please surrender your guns and go to the nearest ER.

    Very funny^^^!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    You are only being properly cautious...stay armed and stay in yellow, nothing wrong with that.

    My wife HATES Waffle House, but I enjoy the pecan waffle with a couple of eggs....

    With all the windows, it's pretty easy to see anyone coming from any direction. Yes, I like to sit with my back to a wall, but that's not always possible...but I do 'eyeball' everyone coming, going, and those already seated.
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    Where would everyone else sit who was like minded? There are only a fixed amount of seats. I would be more worried about the food.

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    It's kinda funny but, in the eyes of some non gunners, they'd say you were paranoid but... by their standards the opposite would be, being a sheep like them!

    Nope, you're doing just fine, keep up the SA!
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    I would say SA
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    There are three types of people:
    It will never happen to me - the fools.
    It might happen to me - the prepared.
    It is going to happen to me - the paranoid.

    I'd say SA is being prepared.
    Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.

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    What about the person who goes into the restroom and then comes out blasting? I would say that seat would give you a better chance of becoming the first victim.

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    I pick and choose my seat drives my wife nutz everytime! Here to hoping she never has to thank me for it!!
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    Let me get this straight---you want to set in a particular seat at the Waffle House, because someone may shoot you???

    Have you looked around in a Waffle House??? The E-coli or other food Bactria will be of a much greater concern than getting shot. The bacon will get you a triple by-pass well before you die of lead poisoning.

    And yes, I love the food, I was going to drive my cycle about 500 miles (the closest W/H) just to have a couple of their plain waffles, but time did not allow this summer.

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    You do well to be aware of your surroundings when possible.

    I too, must sit with my back to the wall, but for a very different reason; I spent too much time shooting clays with my brother many years ago, before I learned about ear protection. I need the wall behind me to help hear the conversation at my table.

    The benefit of that is that I get to choose a good SA spot in the room.
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    You're not paranoid, just situationally aware... and you got the best booth...
    Yep .... a good boy scout.... you were just being prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatScott View Post
    I guess I'll be the only dissenting vote...

    I don't think you need to always see the door and have your back against a wall when you go out to eat... I constantly scan the area and am aware of peoples movements, but don't "always" need to have the prime spot.
    But we ARE talking about a Waffle House.

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