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    Angry It finally happened

    Finally had my first negative comment about OC'ing in almost 11 years.

    The wife and I drove up to Chantilly VA today to go to the Nations Gun Show. Uneventful trip going up, found a few things I was looking for at the show and signed the wife up for an NRA membership.

    Coming back we decided to stop and eat. We were in the Woodbridge area and stopped at On The Boarder Mexican Grill and Cantina. Since they serve alcohol I was OC'ing. Opened the door for the wife and then held it for a woman who was behind us. As she got up to me she said: "Do you know you have something in your belt?" I gave her a smile and simply replied "Yes I do." She gave me a look of total disgust and said "I'm not sure I want to even come here now!" I wanted to offer to open the door for her to leave, but held my tongue.

    Wife and I were seated and I kept waiting for someone from management to come say something to me. I don't know if she didn't say anything to management, or if she did and they told her it was perfectly legal. Anyway, wife and I ate and hit the road on back to Richmond.
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    She was most likely from Maryland!!!
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    I OC at On The Border in Reston frequently, and have never had a problem (either from customers or staff).

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    As she got up to me she said: "Do you know you have something in your belt?" I gave her a smile and simply replyed "Yes I do." She gave me a look of total discuss and said "I'm not sure I want to even come here now!" I wanted to offer to open the door for her to leave, but held my tongue.
    You acted like a gentleman. I believe I would have politely suggested that she mind her own damn business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radionicist View Post
    You acted like a gentleman. I believe I would have politely suggested that she mind her own damn business.
    I agree...
    I hope you enjoyed the meal.
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    Here is a great training video for your next encounter with her or someone like her....

    YouTube - Classic Battles: Fred Sanford vs Aunt Esther

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    "I'm not sure I want to even come here now!"
    "You're right, the restaurant guests are so judgmental."

    Can't please everyone and don't have to, glad you made it home safe to post about it. At least she was observant.

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    So how was the show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
    So how was the show?
    Wasn't too bad. As usual with that show, the hall was packed with vendors. Decent selection, and prices were average, I didn't see any exceptional bargains. Primary thing I went for was a paddle rig for my CZ82 and another spare magazine for it, as well as some Hornady defensive ammo for it. Was able to find the holster, but couldn't find a spare magazine or the ammo. Did pick up a couple of hundred rounds of Bear 9mm Mak ammo though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kccad View Post
    Here is a great training video for your next encounter with her or someone like her....

    YouTube - Classic Battles: Fred Sanford vs Aunt Esther


    To the OP- way to keep your cool- even if there was one unsatisfied fellow citizen, at least no negative attention was brought on by you mouthing back to her. Unfortunately, OC is too much about public perception and too little about having the right to do so, which is why I am extra careful to mind my P's and Q's when I am in OC mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Bunny View Post
    She was most likely from Maryland!!!
    You're probably right! Then again, Northern Virginia has gotten to be too much like Md.

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    I would have said, "That's completely up to you....free country."
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    Heh. The biggest issue is that you went to an On the Border.

    I'm ready for the Tennessee legislature to re-legalize carry in restaurants.
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