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    How to handle this (or not)

    One of the sales girls came very close to trading blows with an ex customer outside the store today.
    Being the only guy (not to sound sexist, just the way its looked at), I was asked to go out and make sure everything was ok.
    My first thought is I've got a gun on my hip, not a good thing. Second thought was, " I don't want to get in between 2 women fighting"

    Luckily, the ex-customer left before it actually came to blows.


    My question is how do you handle it if a fight breaks out between people if you actually give a damn about one or both of them and you're armed?


    If I wasn't friends with either of them, I'd not interfere at all. (while carrying anyway) but what if it's a friend etc.

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    You handle it as tactfully and gently as you can. If either makes a move on your gun, you get nasty. The other alternative, if available, is to disarm before mediating.
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    Why was the sales girl outside the store involved in an argument? Could she walk inside and call the police? My point is,how much was the sales girl contributing to the situation? If she was running her mouth instead of walking away,why is it your job to jump in?
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    I'd try to talk sense to them, I would not become physically involved in their altercation, you could wind up with warrants being signed for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    Why was the sales girl outside the store involved in an argument? Could she walk inside and call the police? My point is,how much was the sales girl contributing to the situation? If she was running her mouth instead of walking away,why is it your job to jump in?
    If the sales girl has gone out their on her own accord and wasn't snuck up on or an ambush style confrontation, then it was her choice, her fight and most of all not my problem.

    This world is much to litigious to get involved unless you really have to.
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    Bringing a gun to a cat fight is not a good idea. If they decide to go at it and you get involved, then what?
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    Pepper spray is a great all-purpose tenderizer!

    Staying out of it would be a good idea. Unless the co-worker was just trying to go home, she made her bed, she'll have to worry about her own sheet.
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    Don't get in the middle of a girl fight (this particular one)...they each contributed...let them sort it out.
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    William S. Burroughs said: "Never interfere in a boy & girl fight."
    I prefer "Never interfere."

    If it is not your JOB to step in the middle, I would avoid it. Call a cop & be a good witness.
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    Real friends don't mind pepper spray.

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    Call 911. It's not your problem.............yet!

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    I'd stay inside and if it got physical, call 911. The last place in the world I'd want to be in a cat fight is the middle of it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.stuart View Post
    Why was the sales girl outside the store involved in an argument? Could she walk inside and call the police? My point is,how much was the sales girl contributing to the situation? If she was running her mouth instead of walking away,why is it your job to jump in?
    My co-worker had gone outside to avoid the altercation inside (more likely in hopes it would continue outside) and yes she was talking as much trash as the other lady.
    The whole thing was stupid and avoidable and both were equally in the wrong.
    As for jumping in, I personally wouldn't like for my co-worker to get hurt or go to jail, or for something like that to end up on the news outside where I work.
    I was still trying to decide what to do even after I went outside and found the situation diffused.

    @ Guantes, (I had considered disarming, but both these ladies are nuts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC Bullseye View Post
    Real friends don't mind pepper spray.
    I might even get a kick out of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzadik View Post
    One of the sales girls came very close to trading blows with an ex customer outside the store today.
    Being the only guy (not to sound sexist, just the way its looked at), I was asked to go out and make sure everything was ok.
    My first thought is I've got a gun on my hip, not a good thing. Second thought was, " I don't want to get in between 2 women fighting"

    Luckily, the ex-customer left before it actually came to blows.


    My question is how do you handle it if a fight breaks out between people if you actually give a damn about one or both of them and you're armed?


    If I wasn't friends with either of them, I'd not interfere at all. (while carrying anyway) but what if it's a friend etc.
    many people carry a less than lethal weapon in addition to their gun, I usually have an asp in my pocket.

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