I'm sure we all have run in to them at one time or another or if you haven't you will. Mostly I have bumped into them at cocktail parties, formal dinner's and other social obligations that I had to endure as a young man. I remember once at a blacktie State Department function an elderly lady asking me "And what do you do for a living young man?" My reply "I'm in the gun and ammo business." See looked terrified and asked in all honesty "Would you not feel guilty if a person you sold a gun to went out and killed someone?" I replied that I would feel about as guilty as the automobile excutive who sells a car that ran over and killed someone. I knew full well that her husband was the number two man at GM at the time. She avoided me like the plague for the rest of the night. On another occassion a friend and I had a deer hunt planned in a rather remote area. The local Game Warden, who was also a good friend had warned us that a group of anti hunters would be out in force and we may want to change our plans. My friend and I discussed it at length and decided no, we would not let these folks deter us, keep in mind that this was years before any hunter harassment laws had been enacted. The morning of the hunt I had my wife drive us to the base of the mountain we intended to hunt. Sure enough there they were, 3 rather pale looking men and one rather attractive young lady. They came over, introduced themselves and promptly informed us of their intentions - which was to tag along with us and make noise so that no game animal would be seen. Since I and my friend are perfect gentlemen we also introduced ourself and told them we would be more than happy for them to accompany us. At that point I gave my wife a kiss and a wink, donned our packs and took off up the mountain. To our suprise they stayed with us up hills, down hills, across creeks, and other unsavory places you can only find in the mountains. As a matter of fact they were rather pleasant and although loud we did get a bit of enjoyment out of them and all rather well educated. Did I mention that the young lady was rather attractive? Along about dusk one of them asked when we had planned on going back down the mountain. At that point my buddy looked at me and gave me that sly little grin. I then took off my pack and he did likewise, got out our shelter halves, "C" Rations and without laughing to much told them we had no intention of leaving the mountain for the next 3 days. For all I know they are still trying their best to get off that mountain and that was about 40 years ago.