Carrying a pistol discreetly is one thing. Flaunting it, cowboy style, as you enter the saloon, gives an entirely different kind of message. The same code of conduct applies whenever an attention-seeking ne'er-do-well, from the wrong side of the tracks, makes their presence felt on our patch; the best course of action is to keep your head down and your eyes firmly glued on the poker game. Being cool-headed and calm will enable you to avoid being caught up in an unnecessary drama today.
12 Nov 1980