Skip to comments.Local woman pulls gun on deliverymen for not taking off shoes
Posted on 03/26/2008 1:35:39 AM PDT by LibWhacker
Two furniture deliverymen fled a home after a customer produced a gun because they wouldn't take their shoes off, according to police reports.
Two employees of Howell's Furniture Gallery were making a delivery to a house in the 5300 of Downs Road last Friday afternoon, the report stated.
The homeowner, who was not identified, asked the deliverymen to take off their shoes.
They replied removing their shoes was against company policy and pointed out they were wearing protective covers so as not to damage her carpet, the report stated.
An argument ensued, which expanded to cover other problems the woman had with the store, and the woman got a handgun.
The delivery men told police she never pointed the gun at them, but they left anyway and called police.
Idiot! Just the kind of crap the gun grabbers love to hear.
She’s got to be stupid, stoned, or crazy.
Why limit it to just one?
Stupid, stoned, and/or crazy.
I used to work for an appliance service company. One of our service men was told to take off his shoes in an oh-so-exclusive house in an oh-so-exclusive neighborhood before going to work on the refrigerator. He didn’t get any further than the front door. He told them he wasn’t going to slide around the polished floor in his socks while wrestling a big heavy Sub Zero, and left.
My own experiences in those kind of houses were borderline unpleasant sometimes. The Type A .90 caliber big shots don’t know when to quit.
I don’t know about that. If she asked them to leave her house/property at any time during the arguement and they refused, she may have been justified in getting her gun. If that is the way it did go down, she should have called 911 as well just to cover herself.
I don’t know that this is what happened, just saying that one woman faced with two or more large male furniture deliverymen could be intimidated enough by something that was said to make her believe that she needed to protect herself. From the article it looks like this was within the confines of her home and she did not point the weapon at anyone.
Unless she was in fear for her safety, she had no reason to arm herself. A gun is not a magic wand with which one gets others to do their will. At least, not legally.
I delivered furniture, had similar experience. I worked alone, made me take off shoes, but could not take wheels off dolly.
Lady of the house did not realize until I had dragged across snow white carpet how ludicrous her request appeared.
Oh well , many funny stories from those days.
“richard! I will NOT have people rubbing up against my expensive wallpaper and wearing shoes on my carpet!”
However, her fear for her safety may very well have led to her arming herself. That was the point I was trying to make.
I again point out that this seems to have been within the confines of her home and she did not point the gun at anyone. As far as the legality of the issue, is there any law that prohibits a person from carrying their weapon inside their home? Should there be?
I don’t believe in brandishing a weapon, it never solves any situation. But, if she thought that her safety was in question, she may have felt the need to do so. IF that was the case (and I do mean IF) then I would have to support her actions.
Well, then she can move her own damn furniture.
"The Bucket woman!" That was my first thought too!
My second thought was of my late aunt, who doted on my sister and I (and we loved her dearly for it), but who made my poor uncle not only take off his shoes at the door, but immediately go to the basement, shower and change clothes, making sure the "work" clothes - he worked in an office - went into the washing machine. Nieces and nephews were expected to remove the shoes, but we generally managed to stay in street clothes. I have no idea what the appliance guys went through with her, but I suspect that they colluded with uncle to time deliveries and repairs.
At a class reunion years ago, a classmate of mine told me stories about his time as an appliance repairman, and I came to the conclusion that it was one of the best - or worst, depending on one's viewpoint - jobs on earth for seeing the human race at its very weirdest. I don't recall a gun playing any part in them, but he had been physically threatened and illegally detained often enough to have worn away the novelty of it all. At the time, he was still getting offers of sex in exchange for repairs, but unless he was greening me, the bloom had gone off that rose as well.
“It’s ‘bou-quet’, if you please.”
maybe her religion doesn’t allow shoes in the house
I agree 100% with you. A firearm should only be used in a life threatening situation, all other circumstances are unjustifiable and hurt responsible gun owners and CHL carriers.
Then she can get some of her fellow Church of the Oddballs members to move her furniture.
Hyacinth was my first thought too, although I doubt there is a gun in her house. lol
I was doing a service call at one of these homes. Lady of the house looked at my boots and told me to take off my clothes before I went upstairs.
It is amazing what people say, you just can’t make this stuff up.
I found out not too many years ago that I had ancestors whose last name was "Buckey;" not long afterward, I was told that it was actually a corruption of "Bouquet." True or not, we laughed like H over that, seeing something of a reverse Keeping Up Appearances.
(Our family does have more Daisys and Onslows than Hyacinths, though.)