On Sunday, my buddy Farrell and I went to the Greensboro NC Gun Show. I wasn't looking for anything in particular but I like to go there occasionally to be entertained by the people who tend to show up for these shows. Most of the people who go are everyday people just like us, but - as anyone who has ever been to a gun show knows - it can draw some really interesting characters!

We stopped at one table and Farrell picked up a 12 gauge pistol grip shotgun and stood there examining it for a while. After a few moments, the old redneck sitting on a folding chair behind the table smiles up at Farrell and bellows out,
"That gun look GOOD on ya' boy!"

We stopped at another table and Farrell picked up an old M4 bayonet in a leather sheath. Farrell asked the guy behind the table (I don't know his name, but let's call him Bubba) about the price:
Farrell: "What do ya' want for this M4?"
Bubba: "240 dollars"
Farrell: "240 dollars! Are you kidding! I wouldn't pay half that!"
Bubba looks at Farrell, wrinkles his nose and says: "well .... come on back when ya'll got a job!"

Like I say, I wasn't there to buy anything in particular, but I saw many interesting items - one of them was an old WW2 M1 Carbine made by IBM (I only learned recently that IBM made a very small number of those carbines for the US military during WW2). As an IBM employee for almost 30 years I'm interested in IBM memorabilia, but at $650 (which is a STEAL) I passed it up. I ended up buying a military surplus P38 Can opener for $1 .