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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Vuccla View Post
    Paranoia, big destroyer! (And it goes like this.......................)
    There are wackos out there among us BUT not all wackos are violent or even criminal! Many people have no social skills or can put themselves in other people's shoes. Hell, that man could have had the same IQ as Forrest Gump. Imagine if a confrontation had occurred. Great headlines for the gun grabbers! Situational awareness is a great attribute but only when done on the fly subconsciously without effect of a person's ability to have a good time with family and friends. is it possible he was trying to "fish up" a confrontation? Well, this goes back to my second sentence above! Take away is: don't live in the headlines and TV news we consume. Too much of it and we get consumed by it!
    I live by what I have seen and experienced. Staying vigilant is always the best option.
    Some people just plain suck.
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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Unfortunately, the stigma of pedophile of course pops up, or the mistrust because "thats something that we just don't do" comes immediately to mind. However, it was an innocent gesture, especially in front of the adults at the table and thankfully you reminded calm. I don't think that your dad didn't react properly to the situation, and should not feel any guilt or remorse. It was an innocent meeting and everything appears to have gone smoothly

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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by homny1 View Post
    Unfortunately, the stigma of pedophile of course pops up, or the mistrust because "thats something that we just don't do" comes immediately to mind. However, it was an innocent gesture, especially in front of the adults at the table and thankfully you reminded calm. I think that your dad reacted properly to the situation, and should not feel any guilt or remorse. It was an innocent meeting and everything appears to have gone smoothly
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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    I think as soon as I saw the bag I would have told the man to stop right there and move away from our table. If the person was in the mindset of complimenting on how well your daughter behaved he should have done so by just saying so without reaching for anything in a bag. I would have talked with the manager and would have explained to him/her how creepy that is someone would approach my family and zero in on my 4 year old daughter. This is abnormal behavior. You handled it as best you could being taken by surprise but I believe that is what the man's experienced intentions were. This was not the first time he's done that kind of thing. Who else was he sitting with at the diner? Maybe I act like a Mama Grizzly but unfamiliar grown men should not be approaching anywhere near a young child nor discussing any matters that concern them. Yes, I would have been firm with him about backing away.

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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by American1776 View Post
    Setting: Me, my parents, my wife, and almost 4 year old daughter were out to eat at a local diner. I'm open carrying as usual, today a Ruger P90 .45 auto. As we walk in to be seated, I do my usual survey of everyone sitting down and take a mental note of who's who. I notice a man (50-60, black hair) watch me as we sit down. He is to my left.

    After we are seated, the man gets up, (three tables over), and approaches our table with a bag in his hands. I go to high alert. He asks ...

    Evidently not high enough.

    You stayed seated, even though you already had your eye on this person.

    You should have stood up before he got to your table, as if going to the restroom.

    C- on being proactive.
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    A drop leg holster? A big clue indicating an Operator operating operationally, of course.

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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gman106 View Post
    Media and feminists have succeeded in casting all men as rapists, pedophiles and molesters. All of us, for the most part, have bought-in to the lie and are hyper-vigilant of any grown man expressing interest or showing kindness to children. Well, back to my white van, candy and requests to help find my lost puppy!
    Well, the media places those 3 types as the new normal ya know
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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Tin foil too tight!

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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Exbiker View Post
    Tin foil too tight!
    Might not be useful.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...oughts/262998/

    While the MIT guys' tongue-in-cheek conclusion -- "the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC" -- maybe goes a few steps too far, their study at least shows that foil helmets fail at, and even counteract, their intended purpose. That, or the students are aliens who fabricated these results in an effort to get you to take your perfectly functional helmet off.
    Quote Originally Posted by cdi View Post
    A drop leg holster? A big clue indicating an Operator operating operationally, of course.

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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    So, and then the question is do you actually let your kid eat the lollipop?
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    Default Re: Strange encounter at diner with family: what would you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hokkmike View Post
    So, and then the question is do you actually let your kid eat the lollipop?
    No! It was bagged and turned over to csi for testing and entered into the nationwide database

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