My charming and talented youthful Darling Wife, Mark II (hereinafter TDW Mark II) is both short statured and full figured. Holding a CPL (license to carry a concealed pistol), she is presented with challenges that I do not face. She employed the gunbelt I had purchased for her, but found that it hurt her back. She resolved that problem by carrying in a much modified appendix carry, but the buckle of the belt I had purchased interfered with positioning her pistol. She and I went to the store, in search of a belt that would function for her.
She found a candidate belt, but, wanting to be certain it would fit and function, wanted to try it on. Doing so in the middle of the store would make unmistakable the fact that she was carrying (no longer concealed), so she thought to use the dressing room.
The employee supervising the access to the dressing rooms asked why she needed to use a dressing room to try on a belt. Thinking quickly, TDW-Mark II informed the employee that “I have an apparatus on me that I would be embarrassed to show everybody, and if I pull up my shirt it will be fully revealed.” The employee, saying “I’m so sorry”, ushered her into the dressing room, where she found that the belt in question fit and performed suitably. We made the purchase.
After she regaled me with the details of her conversation, I told her that her response was perfect: absolutely truthful, not overly informative, and completely misleading.
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Sir, you have a keeper.
I agree. Additional bonus, in addition to her (a) quick wittedness and (b) her attention to op sec, there is (c) she tolerates me & my idiosyncrasies.
…from an old book “Yankees don’t lie, but they can be very economical with the truth”…
Quite so: she was indeed, “very economical with the truth”.
I conceal carry a Ruger LC9 in a black case which fits on my belt. It looks like a case for an Ipad. If someone asks me about it, I say it is an emergency life saving device.
Verranice! Both truthful, as well as misleading!
So you ever get a follow-up question as in “can I see it?” , or “what type?” ?