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A Moral Dilemma

This is a discussion on A Moral Dilemma within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Betty Of course, he may actually have a sick wife and has forgotten about the knife. Waiting 45 days is fair, and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty
    Of course, he may actually have a sick wife and has forgotten about the knife. Waiting 45 days is fair, and then the knife is fair game. Let's have a CombatCarry auction!
    Looks like Betty's after a new knife! The rest of us might as well give up right now.
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    Just this ONE knife? Man, you don't know Betty.

    I sent her a pic of my knife drawer once; she posted her collection, so I returned the favor.

    "The police reported that the perpetrator snuck in under the victim's home security unit, and fed jerky treats to his two Bichon pups. The canines then escorted the perp to where all of the expensive knives were displayed."

    "There are few clues," reported one officer, "But it's a creepy feeling to check out a crime scene and only smell Asian beef and printers' ink..."

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    Betty sign is easy to spot - I leave strands of 2' long dark brown hair everywhere... which reminds me of yet another handy use for my pocket knife - cutting the wads of hair caught in the rollers of my vacuum cleaner, though the vacuum inevitably burns out anyway. I've totaled one Hoover and one Dirt Devil. (I've since been using the old-style canister vacuum that doesn't have the moving rollers.)
    "Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa

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    "Betty sign" sounds a lot like "Gina sign," left by my wife. I've sawn a lot of hair off vacuum rollers in our almost-12 years together.

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    And "Virginia sign" as well....
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    And "Mary Sign" And her stupid long haired cat sign

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    Betty sign is easy to spot - I leave strands of 2' long dark brown hair everywhere... which reminds me of yet another handy use for my pocket knife - cutting the wads of hair caught in the rollers of my vacuum cleaner, though the vacuum inevitably burns out anyway. I've totaled one Hoover and one Dirt Devil. (I've since been using the old-style canister vacuum that doesn't have the moving rollers.)
    Our old Kirby eats pretty much anything you feed it, without complaint. That includes my wifes hair (no longer attached to her head obviously). Of course the thing weighs a ton and can practically vacum lock itself in place if you dont have the height set high enough.

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    Oh, good grief.

    Now not only do I have to spend an hour each morning looking for government trip wires, recon cameras, black helicopers on the horizon and GPS strips in my ten-dolla bills, but now long hairs with a hint of an Asian breeze and a dab of Pert.

    It's not the paranoia that kills you, it's the exhaustion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tourist
    Just this ONE knife? Man, you don't know Betty.
    Oh, I realize this is just one of many. But even Betty can't always buy them by the dozen! Although............
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    Wink Never play poker with a man named 'Doc.'

    even Betty can't...buy them by the dozen
    When I think about a sneak attack by Betty I always think of this humorous proviso...

    "It's not the bullet with my name on it I fear...it's all the ones marked 'to whom it may concern'..."

    She has a collection of weapons. She has access to her family's collection. She gets informational advice from her magazine. She has access to a hardware store to build 'unique' devices. She can sharpen. She can hide behind any size object.

    Can you do that?

    You're walking in your favorite neighborhood on an evening stroll. You get a hinkie feeling that you're not alone. Your nostrils flare at the faint, yet tantilizing aroma of slow cooked Asian beef. Your peripheral vision detects a smokey movement, like a shadow falling across a silent snow field. It's only a glimmer of pain, more like a tremor and then the shock of sweet release.

    A few weeks after your passing, SWAT magazine runs a brief, yet informative article on the common American practice of urban movement and the lackadasical insistance of 'condition white.' It's a natal attempt at writing by an unheard of yet observant art director--still a bit clumsy on syntax and character construction, yet her work contains riveting detail. And oh yes, Betty has a new knife. A slightly used model she picked up in her recent travels.

    Be afraid, my friend. I am. Bad things come in small packages.

    heh heh heh

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    Keep the knife. Seven bucks isn't worth losing a good customer, and it sure as heck isn't worth the bad press he could give you with his friends. You know, "That mean old guy took my favorite knife and sold it while I was at Honey-do's bedside... WAH... BOOHOO, sniffle..." Karl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty
    ... and then the knife is fair game. Let's have a CombatCarry auction!
    Let's go one better. A little contest to see who can finish the knife/sick wife/duck thing!

    Har Har Har!

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    Chico

    I'd just leave it behind the seat of your truck for a few months. If he doesn't come back in 60 days, keep the sucker.

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    Oh, he came back, I thought I updated you. The guy had a legit reason, so I let it slide. I'm a very forgiving person.

    (Euc, quit snickering...!)

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    A 7 dollar fee for something that is worth 150

    I think this was a brand new knife that this dude was obcessed over and when his wife became I'll he realized he had higher priorities.

    I didn't read all the replys, but did you bother to get his name and phone number?

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