Yesterday while at the park watching my kids, they were playing with an outspoken little girl, about 4 or 5, who suddenly and loudly noticed my carry.
At the top of her lungs she scolded me "WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR POCKET?!" referring to my holster. I played stupid and said "I'm sorry, I don't have anything in my pockets. What do you mean?" She then said "YOU HAVE A GUN, WHY DO YOU HAVE A GUN" to which I replied: "I carry a firearm because I might need it to protect my family someday." "DON'T SHOOT ANY LITTLE KIDS WITH IT!!" She then turned off her charm and continued to rock back and forth on the giant purple dinosaur. Never thought I'd encounter a kid who would actually notice. Her mother avoided me like the plague, seemed like an anti because the moment we got there she tried herding her kids to the other part of the playground but the father laughed and nodded at me. My kids stopped playing with her pretty quick and my 4 year old even said "GO, get away from me!"
Have any of you ever had an experience like that? It was pretty amusing after the fact, but taking in that it's a kid, you've got to be more careful in your response...did I do ok?
BTW, I put her in all caps because she was extremely loud and the playground was packed and literally stopped and nearly emptied after the encounter...still can't believe how she projected that voice lol