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66. More than Sports
When William was transferred to a job in
, he was really worried about making friends. On
first day in the factory though, everyone was
friendly. You should join our softball league," his
-worker Richard suggested. "That's a great idea, thanks, but
don't have a bat or a glove," William
to Richard. Richard jotted down on a piece
paper the name and address of a local
supply shop nearby. "They will have everything you
," Richard said.
On his day off, William went
the sports shop. "Boy, Rich wasn't kidding," William
to himself. Not only did they have bats
gloves, but also equipment for all kinds of
. The store also featured an extensive gun selection. "
are toy guns?" William asked. The salesperson shook
head. "No, sir. These are all working weapons.
have some machetes and knives too if you
something more traditional," the salesperson explained.
came in for some softball equipment," William told
salesperson. "Well, you can take home any of
lovely rifles or guns along with your softball
today," the salesperson continued. "I don't need a
?" William asked. The salesperson shook his head. "There's
waiting period?" William asked. The salesperson shook his
again. "I don't have to take a safety
?" William asked. He couldn't believe it was so
to buy a gun.
"No, sir. It's cash
carry here," the salesperson said, "So can I
you a fine firearm today?" William shook his
. "No, but can I take a picture? My
back in New York won't believe it's this
to buy a gun here." "Sure, buddy," the
said, "I'll even take a picture of you
any weapons you want."