I, like many of you, have gun parts and accessories in every part of my life. Today I found an unexpected use for the SKS bayonet that I’ve had laying in my car’s back seat for weeks.
I was running errands, trying to gather things we need for the apartment this weekend and I stopped at Best Buy (where I picked up our cable modem). In the spot beside me was a young JMU student who was trying to squeeze her arm in the small opening left in her window. I knew right away that she had locked her keys in the van because I’ve been around a lot of people who do that.
Being the kind, people loving person that I am, I watched her struggle for 3 or 4 minutes; then I offered to help her. She gladly accepted and I began looking for things we could use to unlock the door. The only thing I had available that I thought might work was the bayonet. I offered it to her and she didn’t even question what it was.
Using the bayonet she reached inside and maneuvered it so that she could flip the little lock tab. Once it clicked I pulled on the handle and opened the door. Viola, it was open. Of course the alarm started going off and people started looking, but once she got the keys from the bag in the back seat into the switch, the alarm stopped.
So there you have it. When someone asks what you need a bayonet for, tell them its in case someone locks their keys in their car. If that answer doesn’t satisfy them, just remind them that melee weapons are the way to go when the zombies roll up on us.