Quote of the day—Christopher Pearson

Remember:
Birth control is not cleaning your guns…on the couch… in your underwear… every time she brings a boy over. It’s doing it on his couch.

Christopher Pearson
March 26, 2012
Via the gun email list at work.
[While this parenting technique has its merits it’s also probably a pretty good way to get your daughter pissed at you.

Not that I have any experience in that regard. But I will say that being about a foot taller than your daughter’s date, wearing all black, armed, wearing a Boomershoot coat and silently following about eight feet behind them for 50 yards as they leave the movie theater in the mall and out into the parking lot before they notice leaves an impression too.—Joe]

9 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Christopher Pearson

  1. But I will say that being about a foot taller than your daughter’s date, wearing all black, armed, wearing a Boomershoot coat and silently following about eight feet behind them for 50 yards as they leave the movie theater in the mall and out into the parking lot before they notice leaves an impression too.

    That mental image is both funny and scary.

    (Did you later give either one a lesson on situational awareness? They should have noticed before the 50-yard mark…)

  2. Sharpening your 36″ saber or cleaning your guns when he picks up said date makes an impression on young males as well. Ask me how I know…. It also adds punctuation to the command of “be home by 10” and rarely results in tardy behavior. I like watching eyes get big as saucers. And the ones that stop to discuss with me the attributes of the weapon system being maintained are rarely the ones I have to be concerned with. The ragged-hole “Group Therapy” target hanging on the wall adds to the impression.

  3. @karrde, That was the situational awareness lesson. She appeared to have learned it. I’m not sure about the young man as that particular relationship did not last much longer.

  4. As the father of a just-turned-18 daughter, who has the first serious boyfriend of her life, I thank you for posting this.

    In her dorm room at college she has posted her first-ever shooting target, with enough X-ring hits to cause anyone pause about not treating her well. That and the Tae Kwon Do master who gave “inspirational” talks about personal safety with every class may help with any obnoxious behavior.

    So right now the only thing I have left to worry about is her attitude toward the young male. God help him.

  5. The scariest “father” encounter I had was this:

    This is my father, District Attorney of New Orleans Harry Connick.

    I had cops pull of next to me while driving…and wave.

  6. Many decades ago, I was at a friend’s house helping him figure out how to field strip his recently purchased Garand when his 18 yr old daughter comes home with new boyfriend.

    Boy, did we get a look …

  7. Never did any of that; all daughters’ friends knowing I messed with guns, and made knives, and practiced with them… those things all by themselves seemed to be all needed

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