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  1. #14
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    That sucks man. Makes me even prouder to live in a country where I get free heatlth care and dont have to pay out of pocket to get it fixed then hire a lawyer and hope I get my $ back.

    Hope you get you $ back

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    Next time, kill the dog. Seriously, grab its head with your free arm and snap its neck. It's just a dog.

    I speak from experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    True story, one week after I got back to work I was bit two more times, both by little dogs!
    I'm going to have Kibbles and Bits printed for a name tag ! Neither broke the skin, but gesh, makes me think of 101 dalmations where they sent bark messages, 'Everyone bit Rich when he comes to work on your AC!"
    Stop bathing with pork chop scented soap.
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    I would have shot those dogs if they got too close to me.
    Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    I would have shot those dogs if they got too close to me.
    So you carry in client's homes when you are on a service call?

    "Bark, bark, grrrrrrrl...." BLAM! "Wow! Ma'am, your dog got too close.... sorry for the mess in your kitchen here.... Now where's that pesky furnace of yours?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermojohn View Post
    So you carry in client's homes when you are on a service call?

    "Bark, bark, grrrrrrrl...." BLAM! "Wow! Ma'am, your dog got too close.... sorry for the mess in your kitchen here.... Now where's that pesky furnace of yours?"
    Thats one of the funniest things ive read in awhile.. I know many dont like the idea of carrying in a customers home but if I did residential again and this damn state allowed carry to conceal I would most defiantly carry in someones home. The beauty of it, no one would know I had a gun until it was too late and I had to use it. At that point there would be no doubt my life was in danger and it was self defense. I have to go home to my family too, you know. If im not around to support them who else is going to?
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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    Don't forget to field dress the dogs. Makes 'em easier to haul out to the van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermojohn View Post
    So you carry in client's homes when you are on a service call?

    "Bark, bark, grrrrrrrl...." BLAM! "Wow! Ma'am, your dog got too close.... sorry for the mess in your kitchen here.... Now where's that pesky furnace of yours?"
    What's the difference if I shoot it or beat it to death with a wrench?

    Yeah, the gun is faster, but it's just as dead.


    Since my company's insurance has cracked down a little more on concealed carry, my Smith rides in a drawer more than it does on my hip.

    Nobody will object, though, to my carrying an 18" pipe wrench or a crowbar or a hammer.

    I promise that any of the above will RUIN your day.

  9. #22
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    Other peoples dogs suck. I ask people to secure there dogs when I show up. Also carry my duct knife in back pocket when dogs on site. I am not gonna be lunch. It's a sh$tty position to be in!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermojohn View Post
    So you carry in client's homes when you are on a service call?

    "Bark, bark, grrrrrrrl...." BLAM! "Wow! Ma'am, your dog got too close.... sorry for the mess in your kitchen here.... Now where's that pesky furnace of yours?"
    Damn strait I do...and for this very reason. If your stupid pitbull or great dane comes growlin up to me, Im well within my rights to draw and shoot that beast.
    I am also licensed and well within my rights to carry a concealed weapon.

    Lock your untrained damn dogs up when a service man comes over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    The scary part was one Great Dane bit me, the other was looking at me to see my reaction, the Mastive (yes they had three giant dogs) was just barking. I tried to pull away but my skin was stretching, then I thought that if I hit the dog in defense the other two would go into pack mode. I was very fortunate that just the front teeth got me, the Doctor said that Great Danes get wild hogs heads into their mouths and crush the skull and if my arm was further into his mouth he would probably shatter my bones to the point that they may have had to amputate. The homeowner grabbed the dog and beat the crap out of him to get him to let go. Its scary when a dog is looking at you eye to eye while chewing your arm! I'm 5' 10" and this dog is taller than me when on his hind legs.

    I'm a sole proprietor so I'm not covered by Workers Comp. Ohio's workers comp is bankrupt and extremely expensive, I carry health insurance but they won't pay because its the liability of the home owners.

    The sewing is after the third operation, the wound was open for about 12 days for drainage. Remember they thought I contacted flesh eating bacteria. I did not know that over 50% of all flesh eating bacteria is from animal bites! Also, 90% of all tetnis (spelling) patients die! I was seen by a total of 9 doctors because of the bacteria concern, thankfully I didn't come down to it.

    The scar today isn't as bad as the stitches show. I will try to post another picture here, if it doesn't work I'll figureAttachment 329131 out how to do it.

    Forgive my typos, I'm really tired ....
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
    That healed up nicely given that stitch job.
    My scar was about 5" long & had a tube in it for 2 weeks. Probably had 20 visible stitches on the outside.
    Barely visible today.
    My attack was from one big dog. She had him in the garage while I was out working on the condenser. She didn't get the doggie door secure & he came out. I had this feeling someone was behind me- I'm sitting on the ground. I turned around & there he was. Went right for my throat but I got my arm up in time & he bit that instead. The shaking when he bit did all my damage. Owner (the wife) was a piece of work. Blamed me for the attack. Husband came home (very nice guy) & said to go to doctor & he would pay for everything. If his Homeowners policy didn't cover it, he would. I had health coverage (I'm an owner- no WC for me) so just went to doctor, they settled up with him.
    I remember someone asking me if I wanted the dog put down. I'm a dog person, I said no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    What's the difference if I shoot it or beat it to death with a wrench?

    Yeah, the gun is faster, but it's just as dead.


    Since my company's insurance has cracked down a little more on concealed carry, my Smith rides in a drawer more than it does on my hip.

    Nobody will object, though, to my carrying an 18" pipe wrench or a crowbar or a hammer.

    I promise that any of the above will RUIN your day.
    Ruin 'one's' day... I don't need to be convinced of that, as I already whole-heartedly agree with the logic of self-preservation. My protection is within reach at all times... It's just not a gun. I'm a firm believer in the right to carry, and I love my guns.

    Was just curious about the thought of carrying while in a customer's home.... If it was discharged by a field servicer in someone's home, it would certainly bring some attention to the situation and would seem somewhat 'purposeful'. Better make sure it was used appropriately, or someone else's day is also ruined.

    On the other hand, an 18" iron pipe wrench used for the same purpose would be a different matter... Still quite messy, but somewhat justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermojohn View Post
    Ruin 'one's' day... I don't need to be convinced of that, as I already whole-heartedly agree with the logic of self-preservation. My protection is within reach at all times... It's just not a gun. I'm a firm believer in the right to carry, and I love my guns.

    Was just curious about the thought of carrying while in a customer's home.... If it was discharged by a field servicer in someone's home, it would certainly bring some attention to the situation and would seem somewhat 'purposeful'. Better make sure it was used appropriately, or someone else's day is also ruined.

    On the other hand, an 18" iron pipe wrench used for the same purpose would be a different matter... Still quite messy, but somewhat justified.
    I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think that the tool used plays into the justification of the act.

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