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    Default Educated Someone Today

    Popped down to a nearby tire shop (locally owned/operated), OCing my 9mm. An elderly gentleman (he looked older than me, acted and sounded older than me, was actually six years younger than me) noticed my sidepiece and told me he had a permit also. I, of course, corrected him and pointed out it was a license, not a permit. He somewhat insisted it was a permit, so I showed him my license which clearly stated "License". I chatted with him for a while, went out to my car and got him a PA Open Carry flyer. He was most appreciative, learned he didn't know a lot, and thanked me for taking the time to speak with and educate him. (I was not condescending or anything like that.)

    We shook hands, I picked up my garden tractor tires that had been repaired and left. Nobody else in the customer service area even batted an eye.

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    Don't ya just hate it when these interactions turn out well ? Good job...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Late45 View Post
    Don't ya just hate it when these interactions turn out well ? Good job...
    Yep.. I would have pistol whipped the bastard and made him buy my new tires.

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    Default Re: Educated Someone Today

    Shoulda just screamed "It's a license, motherfucker!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Shoulda just screamed "It's a license, motherfucker!"
    Oftentimes I feel like saying something similar when I hear someone use the wrong word to describe something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Shoulda just screamed "It's a license, motherfucker!"
    Screaming immediately puts the recipient on the defensive and deep down inside they don't hear a single word you're saying. Likewise with being condescending.

    Remember, they're ignorant, or have been educated wrong. It is incumbent on you to educate them right.

    And yes, I know you were being facetious when you said what you said.

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    You educated somebody? License and permit have almost identical definitions. "Educating" somebody that it isnt a "permit" is akin to "educating" somebody that a glock 17 is a "pistol" and not a "handgun".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royinmontco View Post
    You educated somebody? License and permit have almost identical definitions. "Educating" somebody that it isnt a "permit" is akin to "educating" somebody that a glock 17 is a "pistol" and not a "handgun".
    And according to OP's opening post.
    He educated the guy on MORE than just the name to that piece of paper.

    Good job OP !
    --ET

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    Quote Originally Posted by ett View Post
    He educated the guy on MORE than just the name to that piece of paper.
    MY LICENSE IS PLASTIC!

    I need to print a bunch of flyers in case I run into someone like Pat Toomey.
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