I was reading a recent post authored by our own Limatunes about her 'politely enlightening' two of her girlfriends in the world of firearms and self-defense......a great read and great job by the way, Bravo Zulu Lima! At one point she wrote about planning her day at the mall in advance.......OK I can see that, I would never attempt a "active-charger" Mall breeching without a solid tactical picture, properly thought-out back-up plan, and JD's credit card! Otherwise I want nothing to do with the mall or shopping in general.
Well, my wife informs me Friday night that she is going to get up early and "have me" take her (read: drive and escort duty) around the day after Thanksgiving.
Before I can even distort my face in protest she tells me she knows my feelings about the crowds, shopping, and the Christmas rush in general......but she has a few things that'll only be at such-n-such store, can't get it online, great prices...........at that point all I heard comming outta her mouth was "blah, blah, blah........."
Then I heard it, the "....and you'll have your 'buddy' with you, so I won't feel so vunerable." I told her I'll drive her booty down to the courthouse and we'll get her own CCL so she'll feel safer without me. All I got was a roll of the eyes and a very buttering "your SO much better than me about gun safty and you know I'm not comfortable with that". ( I'm working on her guy's, so don't flame me too hard that she's not carrying yet.....I'm still working on getting her to the range).
I just relinquished the discourse and accepted the fact she going and wants me there too. Now at some point yesterday I hear her on the phone doing a "Lima" and laying out a 'search and seizure' assualt plan with her girlfriend. So I ask who else is 'involved'......"just _____ and ______." I am now in full protest mode and unless I get to go to MY "toy store", with her girlfriends, and look at (read: BUY) the RRA I've been coveting...........
Sorry people......just ranting over the upcomming "sheep stampeed" I'll be subjected to. Who else here has plans (or has been "volun-told") to play in the tradition of chaos while still 'hungover' from the Thanksgiving Day food-fest? I love my wife but.........
I, all of a sudden, find myself wondering where I can hide a few "flash-n-crash" gernades. A few of those deployed at the local "Big Box Mart" would ease-up some of the congestion perhaps? :rolleyes:
Oh well, enough day-dreaming. What say you about your Black Friday plans?