I once wrote about David’s friend Ian who when he was meeting his son for dinner patted his pockets before leaving to make sure he had his glasses, his wallet and his switchblade.
David actually called me from the Dallas airport to tell me what he considered to be a hysterical story.
Ian and his brother were going to a wedding in Texas when Ian’s brother who was driving realized that he had a gun in his glove compartment.
His dismay wasn’t because he realized he must be a stupid jerk but it was based on his fear that since there was valet parking his gun might be stolen.
Ian suggested he remedy this by putting the gun in his back pocket and wearing it to the wedding.
His brother’s response “I can’t I already have one there”
So Ian wore it for his brother so they were both “packing” for their friend’s nuptials.
There is so much wrong with this story, not the least of which is that David thought it was funny enough to make a long distance phone call to me about it. Am I showing my age again? Is “long distance” the same as “beauty parlor” and “pocketbook”?
I honestly believe that for the most part, in New York the majority of the people carrying guns for anything but hunting (and you can imagine how I love that) are criminals or nuts and those that aren’t would never think of bringing one to a wedding which is why New York is good and Texas is bad.
“The More You Know”