I was selling a desk on Craig’s List. A buyer came by to look at it. He was in his 30s and had his two daughters (7, 10) with him. He arrived in this honking pick up. In our conversations, he told me that he was a junior high school teacher, he and his wife need a new desk for their home office and various other chit chat. He looked at the desk and decided to buy it. Paid cash.
As we were loading it, one of his daughters came out to use my bathroom. She returned to the garage as we were disassembling the desk to put it in his car. Then she said, “you have a Benelli?” This took me off guard as my shotgun was locked away in my safe.
“Huh?”, I replied brilliantly.
“You have a Benelli shotgun”, she said. Then she pointed to the box the shot gun came in which was inadvertently displayed in a prominent place in my garage. She only mentioned it because they have a dog they named Benelli.
Then the dad asked which one I own. I said the M4. “Oh, a GOOD one. I have the little Nova. My friend has…blah blah blah”.
I am thinking to myself, “what did I just do? I just told a complete stranger I own a very expensive shotgun.”
That was pretty much the end of that thread of the conversation. The loading of the desk went well and he drove away happy with the new purchase. I am a little nervous I offered this info to a stranger, although he seemed nice enough.