An old prospector .....

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    An old prospector .....

    An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading an old tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

    The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?" The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance... never really wanted to."

    A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're gonna' dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet. The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.

    When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon. The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

    The crowd stopped laughing immediately. The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

    The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's a**?"

    The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir..... but... I've always wanted to."

    There are two lessons for us all here:

    Don't waste ammunition.

    Don't mess with old people.
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    That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
    Ain't no fun when the rabbit has a gun!

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    HA! HA! HA! I love a perfect ending.
    Have Gun Will Travel

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    Old age and treachery trumps youth and vigor.
    When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

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    Always love to see a wise a$$ brought down. I thought the old prospecter was going to take his whiskey.
    Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsonvalley View Post
    Don't waste ammunition.

    Don't mess with old people.
    Very good lessons to learn.

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    Good advice!

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    Good one!
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato

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    I like the story.
    NOT LIVING IN FEAR, JUST READY!!!
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    nor the arrow for its swiftness,
    nor the warrior for his glory.
    I love only that which they defend.
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    That's a good one, and I've never heard it before
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    Well the young whippersnapper learned another truth as well, never holster an empty gun.

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    Great, Hudson...
    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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    The young gunslinger was obviously not Geko45. He would have had more ammo and BUGS.
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    That is why you never holster an empty gun,
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

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