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Road Rage at Mc Donalds

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Alchemy, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    After a long due vacation after being hospitalized, my wife and I
    left for our cabin in eastern Ore. We left early and both of us
    got hungry along the way, so we made a stop at Mc Donalds.

    After eating our Mc Somethings, I looked both ways and backed out
    of my parking place. When I was backing out a beat up volkswagen
    tore into the driveway and screached on his brakes.

    The guy rolled his window down and asked if I was something Fuc*ing
    special. Of course I answered him, yes I'm special, explectives
    deleted.

    We left and stopped at the service station to fill up. So here
    comes this guy and his girl screaming and pointing their fingers
    in the appropriate direction at me.

    Ignoring him, we left after filling up. Unfortunately the dog had to go and we stopped at an appropriate place.

    After the dog did her business, we were getting back in the car, and
    here comes the guy in the volkswagen. He got out of his car with a
    baseball bat, expletives deleted.

    I had 7 firearms in the car, but they were secured and unavailable
    for quick acess. I did have a model 60 S&w in the jockey box for
    quick access if I needed it, but I left the situation in a hurry.

    I don't know if that makes me a *****, but all that I could think
    about was my wifes safety and the consequences of using a firearm
    on this basta*rd. I think that I did the right thing by leaving,
    but if that guy arrived a few minutes earlier, I might have taken
    a different approach to the situation.

    I think that I did the right thing by leaving, considering the
    consequences!
     
  2. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

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    almost home
    Eeee.

    That was close.
    Glad you weren't forced into making an armed stand.
    De-escalating was the right thing to do.

    Rest, relax, and be on the mend (medically speaking).
    :)
     


  3. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    Thanx horge...I think that I did the right thing. I was taking
    15 miligrams of coumadin at the time ( blood thinner ) a baseballbat
    could have caused severe bleeding internally.
     
  4. Valor1

    Valor1 Pro Paingiver

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    It's good that you chose the right thing to do. igven that situation, even if you were at a better advantage with a gun or guns, the aftermath is still ugly. you will still have a lot of explaining with the authorities.

    Now cool things down a bit and its high time to treat your wife to an elegant dinner.
     
  5. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    Valor, I already treated my wife to an elegant dinner. When we got
    to the cabin I cooked steaks over the campfire and shared an excellent bottle of wine with her!
     
  6. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

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    Alchemy 53,

    You could've offered to buy the guy in the Volks a Happy Meal to help him relax ;f

    Kidding aside, I'm glad you and your wife got through that situation all right. De-escalating and leaving the situation was a good judgment call on your part.

    But tell me, is road rage prevalent in the US, and did you subsequently report the guy to the police? He did, after all, come at you with a baseball bat.
     
  7. Alchemy

    Alchemy Senior Member

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    Mikey I reported the incident to the police....and yes road rage
    is prelevent in the USA.

    The guy acted like he was a meth head.
     
  8. julianz

    julianz toxic master

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    Very good decision. Flight today fight another day
     
  9. FThorn

    FThorn TV/Movie Club

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    this is where open carry on the hip would have cooled his jets.
     
  10. Alexii

    Alexii Janeway Forever

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    Kudos to you, Alchemy53. ^c

    You've displayed emotional maturity and intelligence. Something gun-owners should have 24/7. Glad it turned out well.
     
  11. engineer151515

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    Agreed. If you retreated with your family safely, I would say you "won", considering your potential assailant ment to do you bodily harm.
     
  12. kristiansen

    kristiansen Birdwatcher

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    good move alchemy53! it is always good to be focus on such situation. congratulations for being in control of yourself. imagined it must be difficult on such stressful moment.stay safe.
     
  13. Allegra

    Allegra

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    You did well of course
    You should pick fights with someone who is worthy of the effort :)
    No use getting hurt over a meth a***le :)
     
  14. Valor1

    Valor1 Pro Paingiver

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    Alchemy53,
    you mean just dinner? ;f anyway take care of yourselves. its good you went through this without getting hurt.
     
  15. rhino465

    rhino465

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    Alchem ... it's almost always best to flee if you can (with a very few exceptions).

    The bottom line is, if the good guys are well afterward, you did the right thing!
     
  16. ogiebb

    ogiebb

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    it takes a real MAN to keep himself away from situations like that...GOOD decision and congratulate yourself for your act..but next time keep one of your blasters close to you...;)
     
  17. charlie-xray

    charlie-xray Gunpowder Adik

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    cool thing to do, but...... well it's the cool thing to do.
     
  18. gundog

    gundog senior gunner

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    i would have done the same thing. smart move!!!:supergrin: