Saturday, August 29, 2009

Open Carry Adventures

So, I had to run to the store for a few things and decided to Open Carry instead of carrying concealed as per my custom. First stop, that Fancy French Department Store "Le Target". I couldn't find what I was looking for and so enlisted the help of one of the stock clerks. She was very friendly and helped me out (no luck on the item), with nary a glance at the holster or the sidearm.


Next stop, the grocery store. Received a couple of sideways glances from a couple of patrons, but no issues from anyone. While in the meat section, I had a young boy slide up behind my cart (I saw him out of the corner of my eye) and as I turned, I almost bumped him with it. Thankfully, I stopped the cart without bumping him. As I was apologizing to him (while smiling the whole time), he blurted out loudly "Wow! Cool gun!".


I said "Thank you!" (almost as loudly) and smiled at his parents who returned the smiles. The boy was all excited to tell me about his guns, but the dad kind of eased him back under control with a slightly embarrassed expression. The other shoppers kind of glanced over to see what was up, but nobody paid any real attention to us after that. I finished my shopping and checked out. I love kids.

All in all, a pleasant shopping trip. I am happy to say that, at least in my little corner of the world, Open Carry is just another way to go about your business.




Old NFO said...

Glad it went well!

J.R.Shirley said...

Excellent. I fondly remember *one* patron who decided she didn't like me and my friends OC'ing. It was clear our waitress told her to mind her own damn business.