I'm tired of answering the Unenlightened about why I would EDC a light on me. They can accept me EDCing a knife, but threw puzzled looks when they saw me whip out a light to shine something, or illuminate what I was doing.
The looks got even worse when they found out that I carry a back-up light as well on my person, and when they found out I carry a couple more in my EDC pack, the looks that I got was plain ridiculous!
Okay I admit that maybe that was a tad too extreme in the eyes of non-flashlight enthusiasts, but even if I carry just one light everytime, everywhere people would threw their weird looks. Some attempted to understand WHY I would carry a light and I would try my level best to explain as most layman as possible, but when they ask about the price of the light - they can't comprehend or justify the price of even the 'cheapest' decent light.
Hence I tried to justify why certain lights are pricey by associating them with..cars! I find that at least they can have some comprehension, and some even began to appreciate the light.
For instance, I told them that in a flashlight world, a SF G2 is like a Hummer - tough and utilitarian, albeit more on the 'tactical' side. An offering from Fenix is like an offering from Toyota - the variety and straight-forwardness.
Don's McGizmos remind me of Porshe. Can't really explain why, so that must mean a light in such calibre as the Tri-V or the Spy 007 are supercars.
So what car is your light? Or what is your opinion on this?