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cottontop 01-19-2013 12:58 AM

An Interesting Day At The Range...
 
While at the local range today, there were two grey haired gentlemen, probably retired and probably former bosses as they refused to obey the range rules. I only suppose that because they seemed to be the type that barks out rules rather than follow them. They acted as though the rules did not apply to them. During a cease fire, they just stood by their table and continued to fool around with ammo, and whatnot. They refused to get behind the yellow line as the range officer requested. After a few yells from the range officer, they complied. During the next cease fire; same thing. They refused to get behind the yellow line. The range officer told them that if they refused to comply the next time, they will be asked to leave. Well, guess what? At the 3rd cease fire, they didn't move and continued to fool around with their guns. Then, all hell broke loose as the range officer just lost it and demanded that they gather up their stuff and leave. They stood there in total disbelief until the range officer said the next step was to call the sheriff's office. So, they gathered up their stuff and left. Man that was fun to watch. I wonder how some guys can live to retirement and be as ignorant as a pile of rocks. But, we now have a range officer who has some guts and I feel safer there now. BTW, the range officer is a woman. When she started there a few weeks ago, some guys had no respect for her at all. They do now.
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Rick1967 01-19-2013 01:04 AM

I am a boss. I have had hundreds of people work for me over the last 13 years. Most bosses follow rules. If they didn't they would not have become bosses.

I have no respect for people that do not respect authority.

StainlessSteel215 01-19-2013 01:06 AM

Thats awesome cottontop.....and yeah you dont necessarily need to paint them with a broad brushstroke. Dumb ignorant people are everywhere!

partdeux 01-19-2013 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1099931)
I am a boss. I have had hundreds of people work for me over the last 13 years. Most bosses follow rules. If they didn't they would not have become bosses.

I have no respect for people that do not respect authority.

I've notice an interesting phenomenon watching people move through management over the years. Many will move to middle management level based on bravado. Few that will move beyond that level are usually those that know when to turn it off.

cottontop 01-19-2013 01:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 1099931)
I am a boss. I have had hundreds of people work for me over the last 13 years. Most bosses follow rules. If they didn't they would not have become bosses.

I have no respect for people that do not respect authority.


Oh come on. You know what I mean. That's just the first thing that popped into my head as I have had some bosses in the past that reminded me of those two. Just substitute "bosses" with any title you want, and for you it will fit. At the same time I have had some very good bosses that I still respect after all of these years.
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Colby 01-19-2013 02:36 AM

Could have been a disrespect for women. You said they were old duffers. Some of those suffer that.

And some old duffers are accustomed to doing what ever they want - rules were fewer a bunch of years ago. You know... today's rules - well... they just don't apply...

But it's interesting. Thanks for passing it along.

kingrider 01-19-2013 04:57 PM

This is the exact reason I am joining my local FOP range, they make people follow the rules or your sent packing. The public range I use is getting ridiculous. I had some slobs next to me the other day who thought it was perfectly fine to shoot at any and every target down range! A couple weeks before that some tool decided to just up and go check his target while people were firing!!!

JTJ 01-20-2013 02:10 AM

They were not gentlemen. A gentleman would show respect for the rules and others.

nitestalker 01-20-2013 02:18 AM

I bet they voted for Obama and belonged to a Big Labor Unions.:D

mms6872 01-20-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 1101486)
I bet they voted for Obama and belonged to a Big Labor Unions.:D

I was a "big union" worker and Never voted for Obama! I know so many union workers that never voted Obama either. Let's not generalize any shooters. We need to be united and not divisive. Calling out specific shooters/instances is good. Assuming motives and denigrating large groups is not. Let's not be like the anti-gunners and,anti 2nders .


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