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Drew my gun at work last night...

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    ...and then felt like a maroon. :eek:

    We had a private party on one side last night and they cleared out kind of late. After they left I helped clean up so the staff could get out faster. When the staff had left I stayed to do the accounting for the night.

    As I was in the back counting the money I herd a huge crash come from the bar area on the other side. It sounded like someone had kicked a door in. I went to the video monitors and did not see anything but I knew I had not imagined it. Then I heard it again only not as loud.

    I drew my gun and made my way cautiously over to the other side waiting to see if I could hear any movement as i went along. The lights were all out and the place was only lit dimly by the lights from the bar coolers. I checked every room and did not find anything. I even checked all the windows and doors and nothing was open. Then as I started to walk out of the kitchen I heard a huge crashing noise behind me. I whirled around to discover it was our big industrial ice maker dropping loads of ice into an empty bin. They had burned all the old ice that night and I had never heard that huge machine drop ice into an empty bin in a completely quiet bar....and that is how I almost murdered my $3000 ice maker in cold blood. :eek:
     
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    :thumbup:
     
  3. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    That's hilarious. I've done the same thing to our icemakers at work when I've worked the night shift, too.
     
  4. ST Rider

    ST Rider Hubbard, OR Member

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    As if the stress of running your business wasn't enough.... Glad to hear it all worked out o.k. I like to think most of us have had something (which later turns out to be minor) put us on high alert at least once. Years ago, dead of night, I thought I heard slow, stealthy, irregular footsteps in the dry leaves outside my open window. Grabbed my 38, slipped outside, found nothing...except my neighbor's backyard bug zapper going off now and then. I quietly slunk back into the house and still laugh about it to this day....
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Same thing happened to me also. I didn't have a gun though.

    Those ice-makers should be banned.:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    When I was attending Jr. College and still living at home, many years ago, I was reading Stephen King's book "Salem's Lot" in bed before going to sleep. I put the book down and turned the lights out to go to sleep.

    This was right after reading the part where Danny Glick, having been turned into a vampire, was hanging in mid air outside his little brother's window tapping on it with his fingernails trying to get his brother to let him in.

    I'm about half asleep when i hear tapping on my bedroom window. I grabbed my shotgun off of the rack on the wall and pointed it at the window in time to see one of the limbs of the Dogwood tree right outside the window tapping on it because of the wind. :eek: Felt like an idiot.
     
  7. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    This story had the makings of a great novel till I got to the ice maker part:)
     
  8. rmlarsen

    rmlarsen Seattle Member

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    Last night an ice maker -- tonight a real bad guy!!

    The point is yow were prepared for the worst and responded accordingly. Don't let your guard down and relax. Tonight it could be something entirely different.
     
  9. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    It is Portland, the ice makers over there may have more sinister intentions than those on the dry side of the mountains...
     
  10. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Evil ice makers I'm glad that is all it was.
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It was a dark and stormy night. Somewhere in the evil retched darkness, the ice-maker waited patiently. :eek:
     
  12. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hahahahaha that was funny... the start of the thread I mean with the guy and the ice machine..... well better safe then sorry. A few years ago me and my GF got to her parent's house (parents were on vication). We had left to go to the store and so anyways when we came back the front door was about a foot open. It was probably around 6 or 7 and getting a bit dark or starting to......... so it looked weird and I immediately grabbed my taurus .40 and began to do a room to room sweep. Then in a loud voice I said IF ANYONE IS IN HERE YOU NEED TO COME OUT OR YOUR GONNA GET SHOT lol
    Now that I look back I don't know if I should have done that or if it was a smart thing to sound off like that hahahahahahahaha but to make a long story short, there was no one in the house and I think that my GF didn't close and lock the door right and it being an older door it probably just popped open due to some windows open or whatever and so it was all good. The best part was that she was really turned on due to me taking charge and looking sexy assuming a tactical stance and clearing the house.......... we then did the forbidden dance;) :yes::bananadance:
     
  13. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    Wait a minute video monitors? was all of this recorded? we want to see !!
     
  14. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    biggie24420 We all know that hindsight is 20/20, but if something like that happens again, my advice would be to call 911 and back off. You had no idea what you were walking into. Glad it turned out all right, but next time you might want to consider calling the cops and letting them do their job.

    I will admit, I've done something similar in the past and later thought "What was I thinking?".
     
  15. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I do the same thing in my house.............And that is how I almost shot my crazy cat.LOL
     
  16. Anoobie Knewberton 47

    Anoobie Knewberton 47 Oregon Member

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    not murder...self defense:laugh:
     
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    The question is, which caliber would penetrate the ice maker the best? :D

    9 vs .40 vs .45 vs 10mm vs 120mm? :p
     
  18. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    well i guess that would be something to keep in mind, thanks for your comment.
     
  19. biggie24420

    biggie24420 Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I say a nice 50 cal. hahahahahah :bluelaugh::thumbup:
     
  20. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds alot like a Chilling tale of 2 guns..