Is Joe there?

Is Joe there?

This is a discussion on Is Joe there? within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was just reading this thread and thought of an interesting scenario. A burglar knocks on your door testing to see if anyone is home. ...

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    Is Joe there?

    I was just reading this thread and thought of an interesting scenario.

    A burglar knocks on your door testing to see if anyone is home. You answer (armed) and he asks, "Is Joe there?" Regardless of your name, you say, "Ya, I am Joe. How can I help you?"

    What do you think would happen next? How would the burglar react to that? Would he have even thought that this scenario could come up? Would he be smart enough to get out of it gracefully?
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    From what I read, they don't ask for a normal name. It's usually something like 'Pooky' or 'Old Boy'.

    So, if you said that you were indeed 'Pooky', you may cause them to stumble for words, or it may initiate their attack. I think you're better off being well armed and telling them that they are at the wrong house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I was just reading this thread "Is Joe there?"
    "Jo mamma??? Yeah, but she busy."
    Sorry, I just couldn't resist. That would quickly make all intentions abundantly clear, tho.
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    You: "Hang on, let me ask my Glock."

    (Glances down and asks Glock)

    You: "He says no... Wanna ask him yourself?"
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    Or if the person is indeed just a person at the wrong door, and you say you are Joe then it would get pretty weird.
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    sounds like cheech and chong ... who is it?... dave.... who?.... it's dave,open up the door!.... dave?...yea....Daves not here!

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    From inside the house: Who wants to know? If I get an answer, then: Tell me your phone number and I will pass it on.

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    Don't shoot the balloons when they let them go! I wonder if anyone ever took a shot at Ed McMahon?
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    I'm not friendly with idiots asking stupid questions in our subdivision. Someone asking for Joe, Jo Mama, or anyone else, is certainly out of place and quickly realizes I'm not amused..."Leave, NOW!"

    Works in parking lots, too. I was just sitting in my truck a few evenings ago and my son (33) ran into the store.
    I noticed this guy on a bike going from car to car asking for something (Money or Joe).
    As he got within 15 feet of my rolled down window, I simple said, "Go away, NOW!"
    My very unfriendly voice and face had the guy simply say, "Happy Easter", as he quickly rode on to someone else.
    No problem for me, no problem for him...yes, I was armed and quietly prepared...I'm always armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I'm not friendly with idiots asking stupid questions in our subdivision. Someone asking for Joe, Jo Mama, or anyone else, is certainly out of place and quickly realizes I'm not amused..."Leave, NOW!"

    Works in parking lots, too. I was just sitting in my truck a few evenings ago and my son (33) ran into the store.
    I noticed this guy on a bike going from car to car asking for something (Money or Joe).
    As he got within 15 feet of my rolled down window, I simple said, "Go away, NOW!"
    My very unfriendly voice and face had the guy simply say, "Happy Easter", as he quickly rode on to someone else.
    No problem for me, no problem for him...yes, I was armed and quietly prepared...I'm always armed.
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    Joe who? Glass storm door is locked, if they decide to come through it, or offer lethal offense from outside it they won't need Joe any longer.
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    I won't be able to hear them and they won't be able to hear me over the sound of my two dogs barking and going nuts.
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    Joe not gonna like the ending
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    Yeah I'm Joe...FEDERAL MARSHALLS SEARCH WARRANT ON THE GROUND DO NOT REACH FOR THAT GUN
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