I hate it when this happens, but…I made a mistake.
In the last blog entry, we had a video clip of me at Glock a few weeks ago, discussing the then-as-yet-unveiled Glock 43 pistol. I remarked that it was not as short in trigger reach as the Baby Bear size Glock 42 .380, nor as long as that of the thicker-gripped 9mm Glock 26, designed more for Papa Bear size (i.e., average adult male) hands. Being in between, I compared it to Mama Bear’s porridge…just right.
While I think I had the paw hand size issue biologically correct, I blew it on the fable comparison. A brother officer, Sergeant John Parsons, reminded me that in the Goldilocks story, the porridge and stuff that was “just right” was Baby Bear’s, not Mama Bear’s. So did one of the 33,000-plus people who saw the video on YouTube.
Mea culpa. You’d think someone old enough for second childhood and still vividly remembering the first would have a better memory for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I owe an apology, delivered herewith:
I am sometimes wrong (I hope rarely),
But to treat the matter most fairly
I confess to a flub
(Shoulda been the darn cub)
So I admit I was wrong…but bear-ly.