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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Rabbi, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

    Dec 18, 2004
    San AntonioTexas
    A story I thought I would share...why? It was strange and a first for me.

    I worked a detail and then ran to pick up Lady Rabbi at the airport. She tells me "I want to go eat..." So we went to eat. California Pizza Kitchen. She wanted it, so she got it.

    I walk in (in uniform) and they seat us. It is rather busy, Friday night in the city.

    Sitting next to us are two waitresses eating and as I am sitting down she looks at me and says "Do you have a gun with you right now?"

    I respond "Yes I do."

    She does that girly "hebe jebe" shake. and proclaims "I dont like guns, they scare me!"

    It really caught me off guard. It was so random and unsolicited although I managed to choke out a fair statement about "I can understand that, just keep in mind, they also scare the bad guys and that keeps us all safe"

    It disarmed her. She actually was receptive to that and timidly said "I guess that is true"

    We (Lady Rabbi and I) ended up having a conversation with her and half the staff.

    This young lady was a nursing student. When she found out Lady Rabbi was a Doctor, that consumed her focus and she wanted to know if she was a shooter. In her Russian accent Lady Rabbi actually launched into a very funny take on "Of course I am a shooter, I will not become a victim of anyone or fall to the zombie apocalypse...."

    Anyways, Conversation ensued and this is Texas. It turns out that a waiter there (who had a crush on this girl) was a shooter and he invited her to the range. He won the evening.
  2. HandyMan Hugh

    HandyMan Hugh NRA Life Member

    May 17, 2002
    Hallstead, PA
    Excellent reply, Rabbi. It relieved a little of her fear, and got a good pro-gun conversation going.

  3. JohnnyReb

    JohnnyReb Lifetime Member

    Sep 20, 2004
  4. USMCgs3


    Aug 10, 2011
    I would have replied with a little "Madagascar" quote....
    "does anyone else have the hebe badajebes????? NO, So shut up!!!!"

    I guess if you haven't seen the movie then it prolly makes zero sense. Haha

    In all seriousness, nice work informing her about guns and acting accordingly. Hello from Elgin Rabbi

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  5. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Should have just told her that Freud said that irrational fear of weapons is a sign of sexual immaturity.

  6. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    An offer to help her achieve sexual maturity may not have gone over too well with Mrs Rabbi though, who, it must be pointed out, IS a shooter.... :rofl:

    And yeah, that was an excellent response, Rabbi...

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  7. smith10

    smith10 10MM WOOOOOOT

    Jul 25, 2002
    southwest Pa.
    Nice job rabbi, Welcome to gun culture 2.0.
  8. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

    Aug 18, 2010
    Why would he lie?

  9. Good story....Glad you were able to "enlighten" one more non believer.....One down, several million more to go......:thumbsup:
  10. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

    May 15, 2011
    Way to go Rabbi. That chick is probably at the range now, emptying an AR or a brace of Glocks. Keep bringing them into the light.
  11. I think this guy owes you a soda or extra topping next time you go there.
  12. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

    Sep 16, 2009
    NW Burbs

    Seriously tho, nice job!
  13. TheJ

    TheJ NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    Great job taking the opportunity to help create pro firearm experience.


    At least!
  14. The Hawk

    The Hawk

    Aug 22, 2008
    LaGrange, Ky
    Good response, Rabbi. You are wise and funny. Both are needed to make it to retirement.
    I retired in 2008 and miss the humor. Stay safe out there.
  15. Good going, Rabbi! Its always nice to get a chance to change someone's perspective for the better in regards to guns and the 5-0.
  16. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    It's good that she was willing to listen. Maybe you opened up her mind to some reality.:supergrin:
  17. Excellent Post! Nice job handling that one
  18. ryanm


    Aug 1, 2003
    Central Arkansas

    "Hello freaks!"
    "All hail the New York Giants" could have worked, too!
  19. jpa

    jpa CLM

    May 28, 2001
    Las Vegas NV
    I think I'd ask the waiter to keep his extra toppings to himself. Tell him to save that special ingredient for the waitress.

    Good way to handle the original question. Glad she was open and receptive to a different point of view than the one she previously held.
  20. GumbyDammit

    GumbyDammit Xtra CoCheese

    "This is my weapon, this is my gun..."


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