1) great forum:yup:
2)I post this as I have no resolution as to how I would have handled this if armed. Here's the scene:
Entering a train station w/newly walking son. Entering automatic doors, a man I did not recognize presents himself immediately in front of me (inches) with head down, and hands covering face, and blocks my path into building. I move left to aviod accidental meeting, and HE moves left. I move right, and he sidesteps again. I state "I wouldn't do that again friend" then he does it again. I pull my son back a step, and tell him to "STAY". Just as I was about to drop son's hand and give this guy all 200lbs fists first, he reveals his face as someone I knew back a few moons, who was simply playing a game, having recognized me first.
My first thought was that this was some psychiatric case (as a mental health professional at the time) ie prolly done of bad judgement vs. intended harm. My second thought: holy lack of situational awareness!!! (watching out for idiots in cars, watching son actually walk, there's the bus, gotta buy tickets, dang look at the time etc.)
Thanks for any wisdom!