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heres the deal. on saturday night, after several bottles of alchohol i went outside. Outside i shouted someones name, whereupon he turned 'round and cracked me square in the mush. im not gonna say what i did, but id like to know this: in your opinions what SHOULD i have done? should i have proceeded to kick the seven shades of crap outta him, should i have run? should i have let him go on his way and talk about it in a calm and rational manner? id like the opinions of older more experienced people on this. and yes, i did bleed, and i now have a new lip decoration.
-- Anonymous, July 10, 2000
Fully depends on the situation. I find it rather hard to believe that this guy decked you just because you yelled his name. If he is that much of a goober brain as to find personal offense in the calling of his name, there is no shame in turning tail and finding somewhere happy to lick your wounds. If the name were accompanied by something say, oh unflattering of his mother, then the decking might not seem so drastic. However much as I disagree with violence to solve a problem started verbally, there do seem to be quite a few people who feel that one insult deserves another fist.
So, in your case, considering alcohol was involved, being smacked is a good time to step back and calmly get the hell out of there. Simply talking seems kind of unlikely in this situation, and fighting only begs for police intervention and a drunk and disorderly and or assault for either or both parties. A "what the fuck?" in a loud yelp does seem in order, but fighting back just seems to be begging for more trouble from an individual who seems itching for a fight.
So, long story short. Run. Save what's left of your face, and tell all of your friends how much shit this guy deserves and what kind of mince meat you could have made out of him and see if someone else who hasn't been imbibing doesn't help this guy get his comuppance.
-- Anonymous, July 12, 2000
*sigh* I have to deal with alcohol all the time... one of the people I live with is an alcoholic. Thus, my solution would be to not drink AT ALL. It ruins so much... my family is pretty much hell half the time because of it.
If you MUST drink, do so lightly and avoid people who will take you seriously. And avoid the hell outta driving... no need for your nest post to be something to the power of "okay, I just got outta the hospital" or worse, right? Okay, that's my two cents. Don't spend it all in one place.
Incidentally, how old are you? I don't know but what I'm actually younger than you...
-- Anonymous, July 12, 2000
im 21. such a wonderfull age. also i have a woman sitting next to me mumbling. im worried.
-- Anonymous, July 18, 2000
Im 14 and have to deal with people wanting fights every day because i am a mosher (basically i skateboard and wear baggy jeans). Most of my time in school i have to think about what im gonna do: fight back, get seven shades of shit kicked outta me or run away. More often than not I run away. Tomorrow i am meant to be having the shit kicked out of me and this time i am not going to let them get away with it. I am going to get a few of my many hard friends to come with me and i will proceed to make them never come near me again. I think that what you do really depends on the situation and the kind of people you are dealing with. In this sad fucked up world i could quite easily get myself killed by calling someone one name and they would KILL me. If the person is picking on you day after day.......kick the shit out of the fucker and make them so scared they wont dare to come near you again. In this case simply calling someones name is not an invitation for them to hit you. If you have done nothing to them and they think they can get away with it, dont let them. Make them think about the way they handle things and that they should change the way they act before they are killed from someone who has been treated like shit from one too many people. Dont put up with any shit you dont have to and make sure this guy wont bother you again before he gets something thats really coming to him. Thank you for letting me shed my load. I feel better now. ahhh. Just dont get arrested! bye
-- Anonymous, April 09, 2001