I live and grew up in the south where people still look at and acknowledged other people including strangers. I now live in the Raleigh area and because there is such a high concentrations of outsiders (northerners, no offense implied just the facts) living here now, the common courtesies are not so common anymore. If I catch an individual eyeballing me, he better have a good reason, and if I nod or say something to him he better respond or we have a problem. I will never be a lamb, sheep or coward. I am not easily intimidated. I am not looking for trouble and will walk away from it if I can, but I will not back down when pushed or confronted. Remember a wolf will look for easy prey first, and that’s just not me. I think most punks are just that "punks" and if you stand up to them and let them know you are not intimidated they will go on their way and bug someone else to get their jollies. "Be polite, and friendly, but have a plan to deal with everyone you meet"