A couple of times now I’ve been out with the family. All of them are constantly in condition white, the only one with an excuse is the baby. They are slowly coming around, but the simple fact of the matter is they just don’t see what’s going on around them. Twice now I’ve noticed somebody trying to get pictures of my girls. Twice, I’ve confronted the person trying, both times they head for the door at a quick pace, I follow long enough to grab an employee and point them out, explain what happened and then I go back to my family. One of the two times the employee I spoke to did something, the other one just shrugged. If I was solo, I would follow the person out the door, but when my family is with me I won’t let them out of my sight. I won’t risk the camera-person being a decoy.
Where I live, everybody see’s the beauty in it. What they don’t see is just how easy it is to traffic somebody here. Close proximity to the Canadian border, 3 of the worlds largest great lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams make an ideal place to vacation, but also make great getaways for the less savory.
Fortunately, my wife and oldest are starting to get the hint. But every day I see people who are just completely unaware. To help with this in my family I’ve started a little “game” called who can spot the knife before me. Whoever catches sight of a knife before me gets a quarter. Sometimes i let them win here and there so they don’t lose interest, but only once did my oldest catch one before me, and that’s only because I was watching a guy messing with his IWB holster (I ended up helping the guy out, he was really embarrassed and it was his first time carrying so i left him with some advice about holsters and proper belts).