A few days ago, I had just returned home from the local gun shop after looking around for a piece for my wife to carry. I've been trying to convince her to get her CCW. She wasn't opposed to the idea, just a bit hesitant. Well, after I talked to her about what I learned from the man at the store, she said she had to run to the store to get some groceries and what not. About 45 min. later I get a phone call from her and she's frantic. Apparently, while in the store, a man started to follower her. At first she didn't think anything of it, but when she went into the baby section to look for a gift for her sister, she realized the man was trying to get closer to her cart and kept watching her. She started to panic a bit, but kept shopping. After several minutes, it was obvious to her that this man was trying to get close enough to take her purse when she wasn't watching. She quickly left and went into an area with more people. When she moved into a more crowded area, another man approached her and started asking her all kinds of questions and getting personal with her. Now she was really panicking. He claimed to be new to the area and was looking for information on this and that. She tried to be brief and let him know she was not in the mood to talk. He left and then a few minutes later, as she was heading to the check out line, he approached her again and this time asked her out for dinner. She about flipped. She instantly called me and said she was afraid to leave the store. She told me what happened and so I told her to wait while I called my cousin, whom I knew was on his way home from work and thought he might be able to swing by the store and escort her out. No answer, so I called her back and stayed on the line while she walked out of the car. I told her to wait until she saw a small crowd leave and to go with them. She made it home safely. When she did get home, she instantly wanted to talk CCW. She was floored that this happened and now understood where I was coming from and is 100% behind me. She wants to start going to the range and learn to shoot my 9mm and we are now in the market for getting her something she can carry in her purse. In the meantime she wants me to get her some pepperspray and a taser. The bad news in all of this is, now I have to clean up my act and be on my best behavior.. I was so pissed at first and wanted to go back into the store to find these guys, but on the other hand, once I knew she was safe and she understood what I was trying to tell her, I was glad she came to that awareness. Sorry all for the long post. Had to get that out.