Sunday, May 2, 2010

A habit to break

Work requires I carry a pager, since I don't get called enough to justify a cell phone (a good problem for a system administrator to have). I had been carrying it on my right side, but of late I've switched it to the left.

Over the last couple of days, I've been going into gun stores, to find and then take a CCDW (concealed-carry) class. Until I went in, I didn't realize that I have a bad habit: resting my hand on top of my pager. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, except for being around people who have to watch for concealed weapons in hip carry configurations. Putting my hand down there makes gun shop owners more nervous than cats in the dog pound....

To be fair, I stayed nervous the entire time I was in the store. It was unnerving to hear autoloaders having their actions worked that much, with my back to the action.

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