Almost UGLY - neighbor's kid's friends being stupid - UPDATED

This is a discussion on Almost UGLY - neighbor's kid's friends being stupid - UPDATED within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; So I was gone all last week to California on business. Got back late Friday. This afternoon when I came home from the range, my ...

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    So I was gone all last week to California on business. Got back late Friday.

    This afternoon when I came home from the range, my neighbor (the father, not the kid) comes over and asks if he can talk to me for a moment. I introduce myself, and he says "I understand you had a problem with my son's buddies a few days back?".

    I'm not sure where he's going with this, but he doesn't seem angry at all. I confirm that there was a brief incident, and recount the above (without mentioning the gun - only my wife and two closest friends know I carry - and of course the forum ).

    It seems that when I left to go to the range this morning, the neighbor's kid and his two genius friends were there, and ducked into their garage and hid when I left. The father noticed this, and grilled the kids until they confessed.

    The gentleman then called his son and friends over to apologize.

    All's well that ends well, I guess. Hopefully, the two Mensa candidates learned something from this whole thing.

    I know I did. The weekend before my trip, I taped a couple of targets on the inside of the garage door and practiced getting out of the "V" of the car door while drawing.....

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    That's awesome. Sounds like he's a good parent and neighbor.

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    ***TIME WARP ALERT***

    Wait a second - a parent taking responsibility for his kid and his kid's friends' action??? Did I step back in time to the fifties???

    Your neighbor sounds like a stand-up guy, one worth befriending. Nice to know they still exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Wait a second - a parent taking responsibility for his kid and his kid's friends' action?
    Kudos on the parent for ... uh ... well, parenting. Honorable, and the one true responsibility he's got in this world.
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    You showed excellent discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruertar View Post
    Remind me not to get in a water ballon fight w/ MattLarson. He doesn't play fair.
    Seriously..... kinda takes the fun out of a good old spontaneous water balloon fight don't it.

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    Nice ending...
    I see kids and parents 'every' day your situation is NOT the usual response...
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    I'm wondering if we've accidentally discovered a valid use for CCW badges..... stopping water balloon fights !

    Just kidding Matt. Sounds like you are a very caring and thoughtful person who takes being armed and your reaction to situations and your training very seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    .... Shaking subsided, and I went out and hosed off the garage floor so my darling wife doesn't step in the sticky spilled soda mess when she gets home tonight.


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