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Good post, Selco…

Looking back on your post, those guys in the apartment were abiding by the age-old maxim: “When dealing, always deal from a position of strength”.

Get a few guys who want to deal, then put them in an environment where they are very uncomfortable – the dead room – then have a bunch of toughs sitting around doing something intimidating, like making a sandwich with a bayonet. Lots of guns, too. Outnumbered, outgunned, intimidated… total setup.

For all you know, those guns could have been unloaded. But then, were you willing to take the chance? I remember seeing pictures of the Germans guarding POW camps during WWII – on some of the better photographs, you can see the details on the guards’ rifles – by all indications, they were unloaded. But, either nobody noticed, or were so intimidated that they did nothing, even if they did know…

Question: You didn’t have anyone pulling Overwatch while you went and did your deal? You know, a Guardian Angel? Some guy with a scoped rifle a block or so away, keeping an eye on stuff? Might have made a difference if they knew there was someone out there they could not see who was aiming at them… the feeling of a set of crosshairs on you is a spooky feeling, even if they are under orders not to fire unless things go bad…

All in all, I think you all were lucky to get out of there alive. In fact, I think the only reason you and your friends survived is because of the good graces of the thugs… flashing a wad of cash like that? Heh… they skrag you and your buddies, then they still got the swag, your money, your pistol and anything else useful you might be carrying… what’s one more bloodstain on the floor?

Very lucky, my friend…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1