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I Can't Believe this!

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Post by nedmoore » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:37 am

I had a great morning planned! Wife was tired and was going to sleep in, so I had some free time. Might as well go to the range and do some shooting! I got in my truck and headed out down the street, only to see some shady looking character going door to door with an alarm company yard sign in his hand. I decided to turn around and go back home and watch this guy for a while. I had my XD in an outside holster with my long sleeve shirt covering it. This is were this story gets interesting. This guy goes to my 80 year old widow across the street and knocks on her door, of course she answers it and I can hear her from my driveway telling him all about her alarm system at her house (30+ years old). And how her husband passed away a couple of years ago and he took care of the alarm! She even showed him the flashing light on the side of the house! I could not stand it anymore- I decided to make me, and my gun's presence known. I lifted up my shirt so the holster and gun was fully exposed and walked out to my mailbox. While "checking the mail" my neighbor saw me and shouted across the street "hello". I made sure the man that was going door to door could get a good a look at my side. I then covered my weapon with my shirt and headed across the street and made small talk with my neighbor and the salesman. He asked me "Do you mind if I ask who are you with?" I replied "I would rather not say" and then he abruptly left! I then proceeded to scold my old, widow, neighbor for telling some stranger about what, if any, security system that she had. I can only imagine how much information this guy got today going from door to door. What would you have done?


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Post by frankie_the_yankee » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:42 am

I think I would have said something like, "Yes. I would mind. I live here. Who are you? Where are you from? What are you doing here on a Sunday morning, and who are you with?"
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Post by AEA » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:46 am

Frankie,.....u lookin forward to Sunday for some reason?
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Post by nedmoore » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:51 am

I was too busy trying to get my neighbor to shut up! I even told the guy not to go to my house across the street because we had "plenty of protection"

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Post by Skiprr » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:53 am

Break paragraphs, please. I can't follow it as is.
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Post by cbr600 » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:53 am

nedmoore wrote:He asked me "Do you mind if I ask who are you with?" I replied "I would rather not say" and then he abruptly left!
Excellent. Keep 'em guessing.
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Post by gregthehand » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:25 am

"Who am I? I'm the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy."
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Post by nedmoore » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:41 am

Skippr, I am truly sorry if my grammar or paragraph was not up to your standards. I strive to maintain a proper representation of the King's English, and if I failed to meet your expectations, I apologize to you and the other members of this forum.
I did not know that this was the forum for the fundamentals of sentence structure or tagmemics. Maybe you can start a separate thread that would investigate and scrutinize the miscalculation of grammar, spelling, and handgun supervision. All the Best, nedmoore.


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Post by txinvestigator » Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:55 am

nedmoore wrote:Skippr, I am truly sorry if my grammar or paragraph was not up to your standards. I strive to maintain a proper representation of the King's English, and if I failed to meet your expectations, I apologize to you and the other members of this forum.
I did not know that this was the forum for the fundamentals of sentence structure or tagmemics. Maybe you can start a separate thread that would investigate and scrutinize the miscalculation of grammar, spelling, and handgun supervision. All the Best, nedmoore.
Look dude, one long paragraph makes it difficult to read and follow. We try to help as much as possible, but if you are going to get so defensive...............maybe you shouldn't post.

I won't even attempt to read that. If YOU don't care enough to make it readable, many of us won't care enough to read it.
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Post by Skiprr » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:05 am

Please. You absolutely know I didn't mean it that way.

I simply want the posts to be readable.

But if you want to talk about the discussions I had with Derrida when I was at U.C. Irvine doing my MA, just PM me. I'll be happy to chat.

Meanwhile, please try to keep it legible; and try not to take offense so quickly.
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Post by nedmoore » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:20 am

Just wanted to share this with the user's of this forum. I thought that the readers might find this interesting and possibly useful. I am going to drop it now. No hard feelings.


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Post by phddan » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:44 am

My old tired eyes had no problem reading through that. :lol:

Good to hear you had your wits about you.

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Post by zbordas » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:11 am

We do not open the door unless we expect somebody. Especially not for any salesman.

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Post by TDDude » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:37 am

What you do is call the Sheriff or Constable's office and report a suspicios "salesman" canvasing the neighborhood and let the deputy do his job.

He'll be gone or verified in minutes. If you go out brandishing then "Mr. Salesman" can nail you for threatening him with a gun. It may not be legit but can really ruin your day.
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Re: I Can't Believe this!

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Post by Liberty » Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:34 am

TDDude wrote:What you do is call the Sherrrif or Constable's office and report a suspicios "salesman" canvasing the neighborhood and let the deputy do his job.

He'll be gone or verified in minutes. If you go out brandishing then "Mr. Salesman" can nail you for threatening him with a gun. It may not be legit but can really ruin your day.
What is it they say? "When seconds count the police are only minutes away."
Unless the town had some sort of anti-canvassing ordinance he wasn't breaking the law. It is perfectly legal to OC on ones own property. There is no brandishing law in Texas, and I'm sure the widow woman would be a fine witness to dispute any wild claims from the canvasser. I suspect the last thing this guy was ever going to do would be to call the cops.

Nedmore, I enjoyed your post thank you!I think you handled it well.

on another note:

Sheesh, I think sometimes we are pretty harsh on newer posters. I understand though that longer full length paragraphs are easier to handle in paper form than it is on the screen. We tend to be more impatient reading text on screen. Some folks tend to be a little more curt in online than they are in real life.
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