I knew the HVAC technician was working on my furnace, but I didn’t know he walked out to the service van to get some parts.
- He should have told me he was going out, or there wouldn’t have been a stand-off.
There had been some break-ins in our neighborhood, and one of my friends was beaten quite badly. These people were targeting elderly people, and it was getting close to our home. My husband taught me how to use the gun and told me that if anyone walked into the house unannounced, I should use the gun. Look to see if you know the person, and if not, you shoot first and ask questions later. I sat in the kitchen doing some paperwork when the HVAC technician came into the house. I picked up the gun, knowing it wasn’t loaded, but hoping it would make them walk back out. When I went into the room, and he stood there staring at the gun. I put it down and apologized, but he stood there looking at me. He asked if I was going to shoot him, but I laughed. I told him about the break-ins and told him he should have let me know he was going out for HVAC parts. It was his fault I had the gun in my hand, because I should have known he was going out, but he was the one apologizing. I asked the HVAC technician to please let me know the next time he had to go out of the house for HVAC parts.