Why the USA is Different #1: Overheard in the Line at the Social Security Office, August 7th 2009

Security guard: "Now you all have important business to transact today.  So there are no weapons allowed inside.  No knives, guns, no pepper spray. Don't worry, you can just leave those in the car." Response: One of the guys in the line in front shook his head, and groaned the kind of groan you hear when an announcement is made that the movie theatre is sold out, or the restaurant doesn't have any shrimp; and put his gun back in his car.