Jimmy walked into my office where I had various pieces of camping and fishing gear laid out preparing for a fishing trip. Jimmy pointed at the small black canister on the table and the following conversation occurred.
Jimmy: "What's that?"
Mer: "Bear spray."
Jimmy: "What's in it?"
Mer: "Pepper stuff."
Jimmy: "Does it work on humans?"
Mer: "Well I reckon it would."
Jimmy: "Can I bring it into the house for when the bad guys come and break in to get me?"
Note: I carried bear spray when fly fishing alone on rivers in Montana.