Overheard at Costco

Dateline: July 27, 2009.

[There is a man at the register who just swiped his ATM card through the reader. He is wearing a ParaUSA hat and a t-shirt that says, “There are very few personal problems that can’t be solved with a suitable application of high explosives.” Not seen is the STI Eagle 5.1 in a Kramer IWB holster behind his right hip loaded with 19 rounds of high performance .40 S&W hollow point ammunition. Also not seen is on the other hip is a spare loaded 18-round magazine and a Surefire 6P flashlight. There is an Asian woman behind the register who just put a 50 pound sack of Boomerite mystery ingredient #4 into a cart.]

Woman: What are you going to do with 50 pounds of ? Are you a baker?

[Man waits a few seconds for the transaction to go through and the receipt to start printing out.]

Man: No. I’m going to make explosives with it.

[Man grabs the receipt and takes control of the cart with the 50 pound sack in it.]

Woman: How do you do that?

Man: You mix it with Ammonium Nitrate, Potassium Chlorate, and Ethylene Glycol.

Woman: Why do you do that?

Man: For recreational purposes. I make about 2000 pounds of explosives each year.

Woman: What do you do with it?

Man: I put them in targets, place them from 375 to 700 yards away and people from all over the whole world come to shoot at them.

Woman: That sounds really interesting! There must be a website for this, right?

[Man breaks out into a smile.]

Man: Yup. Boomershoot.org.

[Man, pushing cart, leaves the building. No guns were brandished, no cops arrived on the scene, and no shots were fired.]

Update: I forgot about the two Spyderco knives the man was carrying.


11 thoughts on “Overheard at Costco

  1. This sounds like a guy I know. I hear this mystery ingredient makes the experience a little sweeter.

  2. JoeM. If it is concealed, how would they know?

    Joe H., That was a fine reaction from the woman! Nice.

  3. Chris

    Isn’t it obvious, …. by the evil aura guns produce when carried or handled by lawful citizens, thereby turning them into raving mad(wo)men 2 ranks below zombies!!!

  4. Every time I talk about Boomershoot to ANYONE the reaction is positive. People just like blowing stuff up.

    I think it’s genetic, that fascination with fire thing.

  5. […] Man with a gun, knife, spare mag and flashlight […]

    I don’t see how I can top this in Cali. You win!

  6. Ah-ha! Now I know that I can get mystery ingredient #4 at Costco in 50# bags. That narrows it down significantly.

  7. people from all over the whole come to shoot at them

    whole state? whole country? whole world? hole?

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