Our newspapers are full of talk about guns -- what kind of guns we may own, who can own them (just about everybody), who needs to know who owns them (hardly anybody), where owners may carry them (the State House is fine), and whether they may be concealed or revealed. Our local state representative Kyle Tasker (R-Northwood, recently moved to Nottingham) carried a little gun to a session of our House of Representatives. As he was settling in, the little gun fell out of its little holster to the floor.
It didn’t go off. So all was well.
Which reminded me of something I heard years ago -- and believe to be true. A sign posted at the Wilton dump (I call them dumps) read as follows:
“The Wilton Transfer Station is not authorized to accept firearms, but individuals can, so please ask.”
Which reminded me of a sign we used to have at the Northwood dump that tickled me every time I saw it: “If in doubt as to where to put it, ask attendant.”
I finished the thought in my head: “He’ll tell you exactly where to put it.”