And more importantly, does your wife/husband/sig other balk if you do? I missed out on a parking lot car/foot chase and a takedown of 3 shoplifters at our local WalMart this evening. We went grocery shopping, and, like most routine trips, didn't have the camera. This is a mistake since I'm a part time free-lance shooter for our local paper and I would have had some great shots for the paper as I witnessed most of the event as it progressed. Needless to say I was bummed I didn't have the camera. When we got home, I mentioned to the wife that I needed to start taking the camera everywhere we go since news can happen at any moment. Well, you'd think I caused an international crisis. She immediately said that if I did, she wasn't going to go anywhere with me anymore. She wants to go out with her husband, not her husband AND a camera. Long story short, I feel like she's hampering a possible full-time career, and at the very least, a chance to make some decent extra money each month. I tried to explain to her that this is my job. What she said surprised me. Her words were, "when they give you assignments, that's ok, but you aren't going to be running to fires and accidents and stuff whenever something happens." After all this, I'm ready to just give up the newspaper job, and just stick to my regular day job. What's the use if I can't go out and get the hard news when it happens?