Watch What You Grab - OOPS!

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Was in Movie Gallery tonight trying to pick up some movies for our family pizza/movie night. Having a hard time getting what everyone wanted but finally got some movies and went to the desk to pay. Trying to use coupons, counting up what I have, found out I had a late fee from a while ago, trying to pay, started pulling money out of my pocket. The lady was ringing me up and I look down on the counter and right next to my checkbook was a Glock 19 magazine stuffed with Silvertips.

OOPS!

I've been carrying a G26 and am using a G19 mag as a reload. So I very casually reach down grab the checkbook and the mag and stuff them back in my coat pocket. The lady either didn't notice or was too cool/puzzled to say anything. But she smiled at me on the way out.

In Dick Marcinko's words,

Mea Culpa!
Mea Culpa!
Mea maximum-effing culpa!
 
Cross-X said:
I have come to believe that people often only see what they are expecting to see.

This may be why that clerk never saw your G-mag.

Yes, but he's in Western MA. That is a different state, they know that damn near everyone (outside the major cities and colleges) has guns. It's no big deal out there.
 
I think it really depends on how the person is. Maybe that person has family that carries, or they themselves carry. I wear a suit 5 days a week, after work I don't wear my identification on my jacket and I always take my jacket off in the car, so when I have a concealed on after work you can see it until I put my jacket on after getting out of my car. I went 10 months without a single problem and just the other day some guy started freaking out on me at the bank. Yet all the tellers have seen my wear and even spoke to me outside when taking my jacket off.

Then again it seems the world is getting more awkward everyday, maybe they just didn't care, some of these people working in public places now a days wouldn't notice me walking around with an ar-15. ( Slight hyperbole)
 
Cross-X said:
I have come to believe that people often only see what they are expecting to see.

This may be why that clerk never saw your G-mag.

Oh, the clerk saw it; her brain just didn't register it. After her brain got done dealing with what it was expecting, she probably thought "What! Was that a gun magazine?", and looked back at the counter to check. By then you had it back in your pocket, so she figured it was a brain fart and ignored it..

Ken
 
KMaurer said:
Cross-X said:
I have come to believe that people often only see what they are expecting to see.

This may be why that clerk never saw your G-mag.

Oh, the clerk saw it; her brain just didn't register it. After her brain got done dealing with what it was expecting, she probably thought "What! Was that a gun magazine?", and looked back at the counter to check. By then you had it back in your pocket, so she figured it was a brain fart and ignored it..

Ken

Maybe she thought it was a PEZ dispenser. :D
 
Wouldn't that be a "Grock 19" magazine? [At least according to Dirty Dick Marcinko.]

Only in the Land of the Rising sun.

Here in the People's Commonwealth it's an evil black assault pistol.
 
Cross-X said:
dwarven1 said:
Lynne said:
Maybe she thought it was a PEZ dispenser. :D

9MM PEZ? *snicker*



Lemme guess, Dwarven1: if it ain't a four-barreled COP derringer, it ain't sh*t.

Jeez, Darius, who p*ssed in your Wheaties lately? All I was saying that the thought of someone thinking a loaded magazine was a PEZ dispenser was amusing... especially since one doesn't see many 9MM PEZ around.

Mellow out, will ya?
 
dwarven1 said:
Cross-X said:
dwarven1 said:
Lynne said:
Maybe she thought it was a PEZ dispenser. :D

9MM PEZ? *snicker*



Lemme guess, Dwarven1: if it ain't a four-barreled COP derringer, it ain't sh*t.

Jeez, Darius, who p*ssed in your Wheaties lately? All I was saying that the thought of someone thinking a loaded magazine was a PEZ dispenser was amusing... especially since one doesn't see many 9MM PEZ around.

Mellow out, will ya?



Geez, there is nothin' worse than a grumpy Dwarf!



I was just tryin to make a funny.

I guess I need to find a more receptive audience!

[wink]
 
Cross-X said:
Lemme guess, Dwarven1: if it ain't a four-barreled COP derringer, it ain't sh*t.
Geez, there is nothin' worse than a grumpy Dwarf!

Just don't like people puttin' words in my mouth, that's all. If I wanted to get snooty about my new toy, I'm perfectly capable of it! Just ask all the Harley riders I've dissed because I've got a beemer. [lol]
 
Hey guys!

I was just trying to point out a hazard of loose magazine carry when you are distracted, not start a contest. But I do like the pez dispenser idea. It can lead to a whole new line of "lines".

"Is that a pez dispenser in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

Or in the bar:

"Hey baby. Wanna see my large capacity pez dispenser?"

Or on the (mean) streets):

"Stop! Or I'll be forced to draw my pez dispenser!"

The mind boggles at the possibilities.

[shock]
 
Cross-X,

(Acerbic comment stiffled)

Don't worry Darius, I'll always be one of your fan club. :D

Disclaimer: No goods or services (to include legal advice and/or representation) were provided in exchange for the above show of support.
(But I am always open to good bribes.)
 
I've always been for doing one here, but it's the paranoia of people from other states that don't trust MA that puts a damper on it.

No reason we couldn't hold a "competition" amongst the fun shooting (all you need is one string of "competition", no prizes are required) and it makes it legal for "foreigners" to come here and shoot.

If you want to propose this, please create a new post dedicated to that subject, keep it on track and I'll make it a "sticky".
 
Cross-X said:
Geez, there is nothin' worse than a grumpy Dwarf!

I was just tryin to make a funny.

I guess I need to find a more receptive audience! [wink]

Or maybe you could learn to be funny.

Ken
 
What would you think about an NES shoot here in Mass? We could call it the NES Winter Classic!

I think it would be a good idea. It would be even better if I could somehow manage to get away from the house and my housework long enough to participate!
 
FPrice said:
What would you think about an NES shoot here in Mass? We could call it the NES Winter Classic!

I think it would be a good idea. It would be even better if I could somehow manage to get away from the house and my housework long enough to participate!

<sigh> so much dusting and no time to shoot. [lol] [wink] You could always do what I do Frosty. Ignore the dust bunnies and let them propogate. [lol] [lol] [lol]
 
Lynne,

<sigh> so much dusting and no time to shoot. Laughing Wink You could always do what I do Frosty. Ignore the dust bunnies and let them propogate.

Do I have a proposition for you! YOU come to my house and YOU tell my wife that I have permission to let the dust bunnies propogate (does that mean make little dust bunnies?) and YOU listen to what SHE says.

Deal???
 
FPrice said:
tell my wife that I have permission to let the dust bunnies propogate (does that mean make little dust bunnies?) and YOU listen to what SHE says.

Hey, Frosty? Lynne? Is there a season for dust bunnies? What's the bag limit? [roll]
 
FPrice said:
Lynne,

<sigh> so much dusting and no time to shoot. Laughing Wink You could always do what I do Frosty. Ignore the dust bunnies and let them propogate.

Do I have a proposition for you! YOU come to my house and YOU tell my wife that I have permission to let the dust bunnies propogate (does that mean make little dust bunnies?) and YOU listen to what SHE says.

Deal???

I could always say I twisted your arm. [lol]
 
dwarven1 said:
FPrice said:
tell my wife that I have permission to let the dust bunnies propogate (does that mean make little dust bunnies?) and YOU listen to what SHE says.

Hey, Frosty? Lynne? Is there a season for dust bunnies? What's the bag limit? [roll]

Season is year long (they multiply so quickly ya know), no bag limit, but they gotta be at least two weeks old before ya take them. Oh yeah - small bore only.

[wink]
 
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