I'm not sure if you meant to say you are an even tempered fellow or to say you are not an even tempered fellow.
Originally Posted by Koooooooz
So? Big deal. There are jerks in this world.
I was at the gas station after a day at the mall while wearing a very loud colorful shirt (that i had gotten complements on throughout the day). Back to the gas station when i was walking i herd someone drive by and they said some obscenities about me and my shirt.
Well, you now know what answering back can do for you.
This is where i show myself i completely understand that this was not the right thing to do but i just reacted with my own obscenity back at the to let them know i did not appreciate there remark.
There are times to run your mouth, and this wasn't one of them. Speak softly and carry a big Glock.
These two gentlemen came in to the gas station and were continuing to let me know what they thought of me and my shirt. I laughed it off and tried to let it go but still had to run my mouth a little (stupid decision).
Time to go in to the gas station office and ask them to call 911 for you while you also use your cell phone to do the same.
They were waiting next to my car when i got out and continued to try to start a fight
Lucky you it worked. What if they had gotten more hostile, thinking that if you tried to call they'd just grab the cell phone from you? Oooooh, they were so scared. You was gonna call demcops.
, i tried to deescalate the situation by asking if i needed to call the police.
Everyone's lucky day.
I was not going to fight them one decided to advance towards me and raise his voice i talked him down and basically they left.
Whatever it takes to stay out of jail, stay out of a fight, avoid getting harmed and avoid having to harm someone else.
I admit all of this could have been avoided by swallowing my pride in the beginning but as men how much can you take
The, "as a man" argument doesn't cut it. In reality, that usually gets seen by police, judge and jury as, "as a fool."
G-d gave you legs and feet to beat a path out of there. If they attacked you while you are trying to get away, you would be in the right to assume (two aggressive idiots against 1 equals disparity of force).
and how much do you take before speaking up for your self.
You know, BGs, wise guys, and their type really didn't pick you out because you are a thin taller guy. They picked you out because somehow you stood out and made a spectacle of yourself with that shirt. That doesn't excuse their conduct which amounted to assault, but you did make yourself a target.
Being a thin taller guy people think that is a excuse to walk all over me but ya what are some opinions from people that have had similar situations.
I realize folks don't all agree with me when I talk about blending in. If you go around looking like a tough guy (when you aren't) the result is predictable. If you go around looking like you are carrying 3 grand in your pocket, guess what is going to happen as you get into your "Porch." (Yeah, its misspelled because there's a great joke about a guy who hired some folks from the other side of the border to paint his home's porch. When he got back, his Porsche was painted. ) If you wear tattered jeans in the upscale district, somehow trouble will find you when one of the "better than thou" decide you can't possibly be in that neighborhood for anything but burglary.
Take that lovely shirt, throw it in the fireplace this fall, and watch your mouth. You'll live longer.