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Posted: 9/16/2004 11:43:35 AM EST
So I was walking down the hallway in my school, when suddenly, I hear a

BANG!!!!!!

About half a second later, I notice I'm halfway crouched, nearly behind the wall of the handicapped ramp for cover, and my hand is on my cellphone, with me thinking thoughts of 911... And then I see the broken balloon falling out of the bundle in the students hand.

Anything like this happen to youse guys?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:45:24 AM EST
I have never mistaken a balloon popping for gunfire, no.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:46:37 AM EST
damn, dude. smoke one.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:47:21 AM EST
My Girlfriend flips out with loud noises.

So everytime a car back-fires or a firecracker goes off I have to reassure her that it wasn't a gun,

You can tell the sounds apart just have to listen to it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:47:33 AM EST

I don't think the problem is you've been around firearms too long, I think the problem is you've had too much caffeine...

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:48:36 AM EST
Ummmmmmmm no, and there are decaffeinated brands out there that taste just as good as regular coffee.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:49:53 AM EST
You have been around them to long. Just send all yours to me and I will raise them as my own.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:50:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 11:52:55 AM EST by Boom_Stick]
There've been a few times I thought a gun went off and I was suprisingly calm about it. I was half thinking it was something else and not a gunshot but I was still looking for cover in case it happen to be a real gunshot.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:50:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By DarkStar:
I don't think the problem is you've been around firearms too long, I think the problem is you've had too much caffeine...




I suppose 2 pepsis, a mountain dew, and a vivarin will do that to a person...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:50:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Brad86:
Ummmmmmmm no, and there are decaffeinated brands out there that taste just as good as regular coffee.



I love Real Genius! Its on the short list.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:52:09 AM EST
I find that being around shooting in general has desensitized me more than anything. I agree that a gunshot and other loud noises are distinguishable. With most ordinary loud noises, I don't react at all.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:03:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By 762mmMAN:
I find that being around shooting in general has desensitized me more than anything. I agree that a gunshot and other loud noises are distinguishable. With most ordinary loud noises, I don't react at all.


Yeah, I used to live in a rough neighborhood in Tucson, back in my college days. At first, I'd hear gunfire and I'd shit my pants and lie flat on the floor. But by the end of my first summer in that neighborhood, I'd hear 12 shots or so of 9mm and I'd be looking out my window to see if anyone got blowed up. Not the smartest thing to do, but it goes to show that being around anything in general for a long time will desensitize you to it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:03:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By 762mmMAN:
I find that being around shooting in general has desensitized me more than anything.



Same here...hearing a gun go off is "normal" to me, so if I hear a loud noise I don't assume anything bad...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:07:32 PM EST
Double your dose.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:14:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
So I was walking down the hallway in my school, when suddenly, I hear a

BANG!!!!!!

About half a second later, I notice I'm halfway crouched, nearly behind the wall of the handicapped ramp for cover, and my hand is on my cellphone, with me thinking thoughts of 911... And then I see the broken balloon falling out of the bundle in the students hand.

Anything like this happen to youse guys?



You've been in school to long. School is dangerous.

Sly
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:26:02 PM EST
ya i was at the gun show last month and i guess a table or something collapsed because everyone in the goddamn show shut up and turned around to see what it was sounded like a gun going off i thought it was pretty funny.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:36:02 PM EST


Nah, you haven't been around guns too long. You know you've been around guns too long when you can identify caliber, approximate barrel length, brand of ammo and direction of fire based on the noise.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:39:36 PM EST
Must have been one hell of a balloon.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 1:42:05 PM EST
I was at an outdoor concert and when they shot the cannons for the 1812 overture it sounded JUST like a frag going off. i was off my lawn chair on the ground covering my son before anyone could blink....now my wifes cousins are SURE i'm nucking futs.
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