Originally Posted by cuate
An accidental discharge got me a shotgun wedding when I was a teenager. I learned something from that. Had it to do over again would have left the "pig" in the pen and paid more attention to what I'd been taught about such things. Like instead, go chop some firewood or jog a mile or two.
I agree. I am the product of such a "negligent discharge". My momma was a 15-year-old high school girl, and "poppa" was a 17 year old high school boy. I was farmed out to an orphan's home.
My poppa was a rich kid, and was sent to an east coast Ivy League college, and my momma ended up marrying a newspaper publisher. Poppa was a "pillar of the community", apparently a perpetually "erect" pillar. He even avoided WWII.
So be careful about when/where you "discharge".