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    My friends/family do give me strange looks when they see me with a flashlight in each hand.
    I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. Jesus Christ - John 12:46

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightWalker View Post
    My friends/family do give me strange looks when they see me with a flashlight in each hand.
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    People think anything they can't wrap their thinking around as weird, but will treat those who don't share their particular interests as weird too. In other words the only way not to be viewed as weird is to mirror the preferences and thoughts of the person judging.

    I see my differences from others neither in the light of inclusion or weirdness, but just the way things are. When someone talks to me of something I have a hard time understanding, I think it's more interesting than weird.
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    I had a friend inquire why in the world would I be interested in flashlights

    So I went to the internet and found lists of hobbies

    So everyday I emailed him about 100 hobbies

    After a week I got an email saying he now understood

    My wife used to collect little bells - who cares what someone likes if they enjoy it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightWalker View Post
    I think people who don't carry a light are weird.
    Yeah, what's with that anyway, not carrying a light!
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    Yes, I think the most of my friends think I am a bit weird. Always carrying with me several flashlights isn't that normal. Neither use a flashlight as soon as I come to a dark place, instead of putting on the room ceiling light...
    Last edited by Swedpat; 04-20-2012 at 01:55 PM.

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    i go to my studio production class(college) and let people borrow my Fenix LD10 and LD20, then i use my tk35 to illuminate different things in the studio during set up... then i run the light show during the class... all my classmates laugh at me for having so many lights. and then i say "well who do you turn to when you need a flashlight.... and then whos the one who is prepared..." its always funny... and yeah i think they think im weird... rock on!!!

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    No one thinks I'm weird, They all know it
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    EVERYONE seems to think I'm weird, but they mostly mention it when I whip out a flashlight.

    I personally think everyone who isn't prepared is a weirdo. How can you think of yourself as better than those you consider weird when you always have to borrow stuff from other people? Is "normal" a synonym for undisciplined? I also think people who carry umbrellas are weird: it's bulky, you can easily forget it somewhere and won't protect from the wind and slanted rain, plus it drips for hours on the floor after use. Then they think I'm the weird one for wearing Aussie tropical-storm proof gear and 3 flashlights in a thunder storm while they struggle to keep a half-folded umbrella that's about to reverse shape over their heads and their pants are totally soaked I'm suddenly proud to be weird! Weirdness rules, man!
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    Them: "You play with flashlights? How old are you? 4?"

    Me: *click

    Them: "Whhhooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! I wanna play!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heyjowee View Post
    Them: "You play with flashlights? How old are you? 4?"

    Me: *click

    Them: "Whhhooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! I wanna play!"

    I've had that at work when a generator stalled & put us in complete darkness on a construction site.I lit up a safe way out & some.When we got out everyone was can i have a look at that.hahaha

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    Hello, in my opinion we are not weird, it's not strange or anything else.
    I and my friends we are all hunters, fishermen, divers and outdoor fitters in general. Other people works at night or at dark places. Because of that flashlights are tools, something usefull in our pockets.
    I am sportsman, hobby-man and flashlights for me are not only usefull tools, they are also love, passion, care, collecting, way of living.
    Be prepared for darkness.

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    We're just better-prepared by EDCing lights. Until technology or genetic mutation/evolution granted us built in night-vision, I will never be without my lights.

    To be honest, I have this fondness for flashlights as it is a comfort item - having it on my person and feeling its reassuring touch makes me feel safe and secure.

    Having said that, I think that people who are unprepared as weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shelm View Post
    i think you are weird.
    in order not to let people (incl. close relatives) think that i am weird, i sometimes hide my FL stuff before people come over for a visit. it *is* weird to show off one's EDC lights in public at any time but it's *not* weird to have a keychain flashlight: people carry all kinds of keychain pendants incl. photons, flash thumb drives, and nail clippers.

    i hide my 1x AA light in my other pocket (deep carry pocket clip). nobody can think that i am weird because nobody sees me playing with my 1 or 2 pocket lights.

    Thinking myself about it .. i do think that it *is* weird to have a 2nd flashlight (e.g. Fenix LD10) in your trouser pocket in addition to the 1x AAA keychain flashlight.

    you are weird (sorry Rasto),
    i am weird,
    we are weird.

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    If being prepared is wired then it's a good thing to be wierd. Too many people* worry about fitting in and they become someone their not. If 2 is 1 and 1 is none, then I'd prefer 2 lights on my person at all times. We just are more aware of the tremendous advantage a flashlight can have in the right situations. And we know how easily S.H.T.F.
    Last edited by tacticaltony; 04-26-2012 at 03:13 AM. Reason: My iPod automatically substituted peripheral for people lol

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    Weirdness generally implies behaving outside of the "normal" bounds of society. And judging by the dependant, unprepared and often quite foolish nature of society, I think we are all doing just fine.
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    I've never been called weird because of flashlights, just an occasional " Really?" That being said, whenever someone who knows me needs a knife or some light they look at me. Hahaha my brother recently said if he ever gets stranded somewhere he hopes I'm with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostCove NC View Post
    Weirdness generally implies behaving outside of the "normal" bounds of society. And judging by the dependant, unprepared and often quite foolish nature of society, I think we are all doing just fine.

    +1 Exactly



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    A lot of people frowned at me when I say I carry several flashlights with me. Well, I'm past the age where I care about what others think of me.

    On several occasions I 'got my revenge', by providing needed light in darkness. The people I helped don't frown at me anymore... Check out this post about my latest 'revenge'.
    Everybody minds about their make-up, while they should be making their minds up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raze View Post
    is a comfort item - having it on my person and feeling its reassuring touch makes me feel safe and secure.
    yepo. werid you are. sent from my iphone using tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelm View Post
    yepo. werid you are. sent from my iphone using tapatalk
    Well, I'd love to get a CCW permit to EDC a gun, but until then I will have to shoot out lumens instead of Hornadys.


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    other: Damn! I can't see a thing in here
    nitecore: BLING!
    Other: WOAH! Can I see that?!
    me: No
    Nitecore: goes back in pocket
    LOD from other pocket: I could have done that.
    me: yeah, I 'm wierd

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    Default Re: Anyone think you're weird?

    Yes, I get the weird looks and comments now and then. but most people that know me comment that they know I always have a light on me when one is needed. Many thought I was crazy to spend the money on an E2E, but I really realy like it, and feel it was money well spent.

    Same with a knife, everyone knows I always have one. And a gun.


    I also think it's weird that most people dont carry a light of some sort, or a knife of any kind.

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    At work, all the time. Soon as I get in each morning I strap on my belt kit - Leatherman Juice S2, E2e+Veleno drop-in, a flat roll of gaffer and a large bunch of master keys on a retractable Kevlar line with an Inka pen and a small pry bar. I get laughed at or snide comments all the time from the other staff when they see these on my belt, even though they've seen me 'packing' for the last 18 years. Between these simple tools I can get in anywhere, fix anything, see into any place and leave anyone a note. I can sort out 90% of all my daily repairs on the spot without the need to go all the way back to my office for my well stocked tool cart. But does anyone appreciate the fast response to their problems through my foresight and preparedness? No of course not, and yet it's always the geek with the gear they'll call on when their failure to anticipate, technical knowledge or ability to cope let's them down. Sometimes it's hard being right.
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