Brash wrote:I've had a very negative reaction to my EDC. A guy in work saw my leatherman knife and asked to see it. He's a regular customer so I obliged. He used a piece of paper to pick it up like it was a dog turd and started turning it around looking at it. When I asked what the fuck he was doing he said,
"I don't want my prints on this thing. I don't know who you've stabbed."
Brash, remember where you Live. As I recall, you were shocked by the firebrigade showing up, because they don't dare in your neck of the woods.
Yeah, up untill my School Banned Knives, I was known as the man with the knife (s), and I was always helpful and polite, and opened boxes and wrappers for people, and usually got a look of shocked horror, apart from the headmaster, who also carried a pen knife.
After the Ban, I'm still known as the man with the knife, and people got so used to me being helpful, they still ask to borrow it even though I don't carry it on school grounds anymore.
My EDC has mostly got shock on the train (A Youth in a Leather Jacket! Oh No!, He's reaching into his Pocket! Oh No! He's offering the sniffiling child a hanky?), as I offer a plaster, or some duct tape.
It's got some positive response from friends though, I have one of my friends interested in building his own EDC.
Worst reaction was the time I sharpend a pencil on the train.
That was an interesting Day, because I used to Eat my Apples Cut up with a knife (I had sensitive Teeth), and that hardly ever got a reaction.
But Sharpening a Pencil got people to move seats from opposite me to down the Carriage.