This has little to do about radio but the idea came from a radio board.
As a part of his radio 'Go Kit' there's a .45 in the bottom of it. I guess someone in the group the group he's in said something about it. He said that his services were to be given out on HIS terms.
I don't have a problem with this whatsoever.
He's not a big, intimidating sort of a guy, nor does he carry himself as a tough guy. He's really outwardly a Teddy Bear and a glance might lead someone to believe he's a pushover.
The .45 in his go kit is there just to make sure nobody takes advantage of him when he sets up an emergency message center somewhere.
His point is well taken as in emergency situations people tend to get panicky. When they don't get their way they try to use intimidation and or force.
People tend to forget that there is a Golden Rule out there and that he who has the gold makes the rules.
It's not just the guy running an emergency message center after a tornado. It's just about everybody.
You take your lawn mower to a repair shop and they tell you it will be three or four days for them to get around to it. You generally have three choices. Take it, leave it or bribe the hell out of the repairman. Many won't accept a bribe so it's take it or leave it.
You have to remember that you can't just wander in and tell the guy you want the damned thing repaired yesterday for $2.
A lot of people seem to think that they can demand whatever they want and get it on their terms. The get upset when they can't.
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