My first UNFRIENDLY encounter today.....
We went to the doctor's office, where my wife was getting set up for her next round of surgery. Keep in mind, I've already OC'd in there before. This time, as we were going back tot he room, I heard a doc talking to one of the nurses in a hushed tone something about "carrying."
I ignored it.
Shortly after we were in the room, our nurse left, but then returned, asking if I had something on my hip. Yes, I sure do.
"Is it a phone?" (Playing 20 questions I suppose.)
"It's a gun," my wife said.
"Hey, that's cool with me, I feel safer having you here with it."
So far, so good. However......
On the way out, I was confronted by the office manager, who asked if I was law enforcement.
"So, why are you carrying a gun?"
"Because it's my right, and I'm allowed to do so."
"I need to inform you that the next time you visit the office, you cannot bring that in here."
"OK, no problem. I understand, and I will make sure I let the community know that this is not a gun-friendly business." I said that part, turned, and continued to walk toward the front desk with my wife.
As we did our final formalities at the desk, the OM watched us, and we were basically watched by the rest of the staff like we were criminals.
But, it gets better.
As we were walking out, the OM followed us out the door.
"SIR! SIR! I just wanted to let you know that this has NOTHING to do with being gun friendly or not. We have sick patients in here, and the sight of a gun scares them."
(Me, only halfway turning back to her) - "Frankly ma'am, the comfort level of others is not really my concern when I carry. But I have made a note of this, and I will respect your request."
Continued walking to car, and left.
Went to Giant and Home Goods after that, and nobody ran away screaming. I suppose there were no sick patients in either place that were frightened by a properly holstered Glock 23.
Rights, like muscles, need to be exercised on a regular basis, lest they become useless.
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