"i don't know who said it first but they definatly said it best-
'Be nice, be polite, but always have a plan to kill everyone you meet.'"
Dang. I'm watching out for that guy.
#1 I've always looked older and wiser than I am. Never been carded in my life except to buy BB's in Wal-Mart when I was 20. Sorry, capt. charlie, but I didn't take that one as a compliment. The lady still wouldn't sell them to me 'cause I wasn't 21. Married for three years, homeowner for 2 years, old enough to buy a shotgun or rifle, and the lady wants me to bring my parents in to buy bb's for me, 'cause I'm not responsible enough not to shoot my eye out.
#2 I don't let people sneak up on me. Sounds simple, but don't let people sneak up on you and if you see someone doing something like that, let him know you see him. If nothing else say "Hi!". If he looks down at his shoes and leaves the area- not just the don't want to talk to strangers look, but the how-did-you-know-I-had-my-hands-in-the-cookie-jar look- let him know you're suspicious. And, you better watch out for the guy. Odds are since you've seen him he won't come back, but if he does there will be trouble.