I know we all have our reasons, most of us have the "better have it and not need it than need it and not have it" attitude. Yesterday, I got my shot of reality to share. I used to work as a Security Officer at a certain place (hope you understand when I don't say where). While I worked at this location for the last few years we haven't had any big incidents. We had the occasional drunk, druggy, but nothing violent. We've had a couple break ins, vandalism, etc... but up until this week, not even a week after I resigned, we haven't had any issues. Yesterday, usually a shift I work, and would have worked if I had not resigned. They had their first violent, weapons related incident. A guy off the street came in and pulled a knife on a piano teacher. I know the teacher personally. I don't have details on the incident but no one got hurt and things worked out. However, given that this place of work, (I'll let you infer as to what exactly), is not someplace you would expect to have violence or even a security department. It is still a place frequented by myself, though I don't work there anymore, I do attend regularly. Anyway, the point is that violence can strike anywhere and at any time… That is why I carry. I carry to the store, to the mailbox, to church, to pick up my dry cleaning, everywhere I can, I carry. Regardless of the odds, they aren't 0%.