Stupid Barroom Drunks -- Sheesh

Stupid Barroom Drunks -- Sheesh

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    Stupid Barroom Drunks -- Sheesh

    Tonight I was playing my usual early Friday night music gig at the local restaurant/bar. About 8:00, I was taking a break and went to the bar to get a Diet Coke. Some very drunk guy comes up to me saying, "Hey, remember me? Huh?" He was close to my face so I just raised my hand up (the little open hand 'not now' gesture), and he came closer saying, "Whassa matter, old man? You don't like me?" I said, "You're in my space."
    His eyes narrowed and I could see the punch coming a mile away. I just leaned to the side, stepped back a pace, the fist went by wild and halfway spun him around. I had stepped back another step by now and was hoping for a peaceful end. He roared, lunged/staggered toward me and swung again, I ducked and moved again to his off-side.
    The bartender hollered, "I'm calling the police!"
    The dude looked confused that I wasn't in front of him again, stopped, muttered "(expletive) I'm drunk," and staggered out the door.
    I didn't have to do anything. Easy win -- no damage done, never even thought of the pistol in my pocket. Went back out and played another set.
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    Thatís why I drink at home, no idiots to put up with and I outgrew drinking to stupid over 40 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Tonight I was playing my usual early Friday night music gig at the local restaurant/bar. About 8:00, I was taking a break and went to the bar to get a Diet Coke. Some very drunk guy comes up to me saying, "Hey, remember me? Huh?" He was close to my face so I just raised my hand up (the little open hand 'not now' gesture), and he came closer saying, "Whassa matter, old man? You don't like me?" I said, "You're in my space."
    His eyes narrowed and I could see the punch coming a mile away. I just leaned to the side, stepped back a pace, the fist went by wild and halfway spun him around. I had stepped back another step by now and was hoping for a peaceful end. He roared, lunged/staggered toward me and swung again, I ducked and moved again to his off-side.
    The bartender hollered, "I'm calling the police!"
    The dude looked confused that I wasn't in front of him again, stopped, muttered "(expletive) I'm drunk," and staggered out the door.
    I didn't have to do anything. Easy win -- no damage done, never even thought of the pistol in my pocket. Went back out and played another set.
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    I'm sure your music was good, but that "play" was excellent!
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    I hate a mean drunk.
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    Working in a bar ensures you will meet the most quaint and colorful people! At least he didn't involve your instrument.
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    This is slightly off topic, but your experience called to mind one of the most entertaining boxers of all time, arguably the best defensive fighter of all time. Argentine fighter Nicolino Locche had an amazing career of 136-4-14 and was the World Light Welterweight champ from 1968 to 1972. He was known as "The Untouchable," because he was so good at ducking and slipping punches. He made a show of it and would sometimes put his arms at his sides and his opponent still couldn't hit him. A movie came out about him this year, but I haven't been able to see it yet. Here is the teaser, a joy to watch.

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    Hopefully the bar has video cams and can give you a nice recording of the event, maybe even at different angles
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    Well, you shoulda remembered me, you teleporting punk.
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    You do know that diet soda is killing you, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Struckat View Post
    You do know that diet soda is killing you, right?
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    Glad it turned out well for you and no one got hurt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    This is slightly off topic, but your experience called to mind one of the most entertaining boxers of all time, arguably the best defensive fighter of all time. Argentine fighter Nicolino Locche had an amazing career of 136-4-14 and was the World Light Welterweight champ from 1968 to 1972. He was known as "The Untouchable," because he was so good at ducking and slipping punches. He made a show of it and would sometimes put his arms at his sides and his opponent still couldn't hit him. A movie came out about him this year, but I haven't been able to see it yet. Here is the teaser, a joy to watch.
    Very reminiscent of a young Ali. He had that same ability to slip punches. That skill faded in his later years, and he paid the price.
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    It was easy to slip those punches last night. Drunks move in slow motion.
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