Last night I went to charity event, where I had donated for the group hosting the event a hand-made wooden Kampilan sword and two wooden dagas. They are made out of Selang Batu wood. ( I posted a picture of the sword in my picture album)
My host is very involved in her church so many of the people there were regular church-going people. They are good basic people but as always when they start to talk with you they realize that you have fangs like the wolf, so they have a tendency to shy away, predictably like sheep. The folks at my table found out that I was the artist that made the wooden blades as well as a teacher of the art, they quickly found ways to distant themselves. Again they mentally went "hey he has fangs like the wolf we should be scared to be next to him." As a career firefighter I would definitely put myself in the sheep dog category. It was funny that the only people that would chat with me was a former army tank commander-turned school teacher and lawyer.
As always at first they will invite you to their church then as soon as they find out you have fangs they quickly fade. At least they are predictable. Well when I left at 9pm no one had bid on any of my blades. Now the funny thing is that in our community if I bring blades they sell out like hot cakes. I guess it is just a difference of the neighborhood. These are just my thoughts.