Thursday, September 16, 2010

True Story Tuesday - Firearm Follow-up

So I didn’t exactly tell the whole story on this week’s True Story Tuesday post.


But when I saw the myriad of responses in the comments, I just couldn’t stop laughing:

Holy crap (times three)

Magnet for accidents

OMG Rach


Freaked me out

Whooa Rachel

…job hazard

Thank You Jesus


Oh My Word

…peed my pants

Stinkin scary

…The Truman Show

Seriously?!  SERIOUSLY?!

Several of you were nice enough to comment that you were glad the bullet missed.  Awww, group hug.

And special thanks to Bill from Allenspark for telling me I was a decade off in my calculations.  I owe ya man.


So… the rest of the story?

Mr. SalesGuy comes running in to the office.  My ears are ringing and we are kind of mulling around in shock.

We find another hole across the room where the bullet is lodged in the opposite wall.

Mr. Salesguy seems hugely relieved that there is no blood anywhere, though he pales a bit at noticing the teeny-weeny distance between the bullet hole and the usual space occupied by my curly noggin.


Once he realizes there are no bodies to take care of, he brings us straightaway to his first priority.

“We don’t need to be calling the cops or nothing, right?  RIGHT?”

(Umm dude… you just shot a gun through two walls…)

“We don’t need the cops, right?  Nobody is hurt.  It’s all okay.  No cops, right?”


The guy was so pushy.  And my boss was all of 4’10” tall next to this dummy with a gun.


Once he exited, she quietly called the police.

I mean, quietly… because you know… there was a HOLE in the wall.


And before the cops can even get there, Mr. SalesGuy comes storming in.

Turns out MISSUS SalesGuy sits at home with one of these:

police scanner



She hears the call come in over the police scanner, calls hubby up and he marches his angry self right back over.

“I thought we don’t need the cops, right?!?!”

(umm dude… YOU are the one who said that.  not the people you shot at.  and what the heck do you need a police scanner for?)


You can imagine the tension.  Especially knowing the dude still had this:



And unfortunately readers, this is where I leave you stranded…

See, this was a grownup matter.  And yes, Mommy and Daddy were on their way to pick up their minor daughter from her after-school job.  Leaving the weaponry drama to the adults.


After all that, I have to say – the most discouraging thought was that the guy cared more about getting in trouble than he did about our safety.

Now… behind our office was the fire department training facility.  I’m guessing y’all might rather hear some of THOSE stories???


Thanks to everyone who played along this week.  Hope to see you back next Tuesday for some more crazy tales!


City girl turned Country Girl said...

OHHH BOY!! I cannot believe you left out THAT part of the story!! Freaking hilarious!!! Now maybe someday your parents can share the rest?!

Mom of M&Ms said...

pricelss... Missus Sales guy!! LOL

Mrs Mom said...

Damn Rachel, nothing like negligent discharges to wind up your day and make an impression on a kid....

Just glad you were OK.... (If I was your Momma??? Welll..... maybe we shouldn't go there!)

ALWAYS want to hear Fire Academy stories! hehehe

And No, you do NOT look like you are old enough for this to have been that long ago! ;)

Kmama said...

Ooh, the fire academy stories might be fun!!

I'm surprised that story took so long to come out in TST!! That is just crazy.

Allenspark Lodge said...

"fire department training facility"

So, any axes come blazing through the walls?

HeatherOz said...

Sounds like some top notch folks that need to listen to the police scanners! So you don't know if he got in trouble for the gun?

Toyin O. said...

Funny story.

Shauna said...

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Tiffany said...

Ok, I wrote this long old comment, and then precious blogger decided it didn't want to work. Grr... here we go again.

Why did your parents let you work in between the mafia loan shark (mental image from the photo) and the fire department training grounds? By 14, they knew you were accident prone! Were they looking that far ahead and knew the TST blog fodder would be priceless?

Oh man - I'm not sure I even want to hear the fire department stories. If they are anything like Mr. Jersey Shore...

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Still kind of peeing my pants....I don't know that I would be able to continue to work next to that guy!!!

But now for the serious question....did you get to ogle any hot firemen in training?!

Stacy said...

Wow, Rachel! Yes, you are quite the magnet for accidents, but the important thing is that you have survived them all. :-) Somehow...we aren't sure how...but somehow. ;)

Ashley Sisk said...

absolutely incredible...this is really quite the story!

brian said...

Relieved to read that the stray bullet didn't hit any firemen at the training facility....

Oh, and you TOO, Rach! :)

Kim K. said...

My daughters (17 and 15)were on their way to catch a bus (10 miles from our home) for a basketball game earlier this year when a bullet came through the window, through my daughter's headrest (the one driving), a mere cm from her head, and continued out between my daughters. The kids who had been shooting at cars for 4 hours got 30 days in juvie.

Emmy said...

Holy cow! I think I would be afraid to go to work after that knowing if nothing else the crazy store owner was going to be mad

Foursons said...

Brian's comment cracked me up. I can't possibly follow that.

Saimi said...

Sounds like there's more to Mr. and Mrs. Crazy. Anybody who has a police scanner is up to no good. They probably have a record a mile long!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Missus salesguy calls her hubby when he pulls a stunt like that? Doesn't that make her an accomplice after the fact? Wow! Please tell me no one was hurt. Not everyone who is an adult is an adult, if you know what I mean. :-)

Tara G. said...

WOW!! The drama!!!!!!!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Whoa .... that was .... yikes! Glad he missed your curly noggin! :)