The Quote-

"Parenthood is why some animals eat their young"

-by Someone Really Smart

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Packin' Heat

This past Saturday we went to the beach. When we got back, our neighbor came over to tell us that right after we left, our house alarm went off for half an hour straight until it turned off (our poor neighbors- the thing is pretty loud). When I went to open our garage door, I noticed that it I hadn't closed it all the way, which is probably what set it off. Still, to be on the safe side, I told Kent to go upstairs and check out everything. So he starts looking around in the garage for something to take with him to protect himself if there is a predator still lurking about. Lo and behold, he grabs his airsoft gun (for those of you who might not know what that is, it shoots little BBs at a pretty high speed- he once shot me in my 9-month-pregnant belly with it, and yes, it hurt). So I tell him that instead of taking a plastic gun that shoots plastic BBs, he should take the scary-looking axe that we have. His reasoning was that the sting from the BB would startle him into submission, and then Kent could disarm or kill him with 1 finger (which they did actually train him to do at some military thing... maybe it was two fingers, though). He said he couldn't use an axe if the guy was on the other side of the room- though it's not like you could use your fingers on him in that scenario, either. My suggestion was to just throw it. Well, he marched upstairs like he was in the FBI. Luckily, no one was lurking about in the house. It's a good thing, too- because Kent might have had to bust a BB in his, well, bum.
So I'm wondering what your defense weapon of choice would be- take the poll at the right!
** I can't get the font color to change. So the first choice is "Airsoft gun" and the second choice is "Axe."


Kimberly said...

I see Kent's logic. I vote axe, though, because I don't trust myself to aim or fire if startled. I'd be more likely to throw the gun (which is where the axe would be better, no?)

Kelli said...

A dirty diaper. Now one will mess with you if your crazy enough to carry one around, and who wants to have poo flung at them. Other than that, I'll have to go with Ryan as my weapon, only because I know he will be packing some kind of weapon himself.