Originally Posted by West24
to tell you the truth, i havent been in a fight in over 4 years, and the last one i was in was on the basketball court. if you dont want to get into a fight, you probably wont. i can think of dozens of times i probably should have fought someone for what they did, or had good reason to, but just never wanted to. ive also stopped countless fights with people im with and others in the club and other circumstances. fighting just isnt worth it, and really isnt much fun. when i go to a club i sometimes when im pretty drunk ill dance like crazy. ive stepped on millions of toes, elbowed countless people in the head and in the face, bumped into people etc. but i always apologize and make sure things are okay etc, and people dont generally get mad at me. i think its pathetic the people who find any reason to get into a fight. theres tons of times where i have an oppurtunity to get into a fight, and the guy is puny as hell and chubby and im pretty sure i could take him. but i always say in my head, if this guy was 6'5 250, you wouldn want to fight him, so dont fight him now. and i treat everyone as if i was fighting some beast and dont treat people differently. if i was angry enough that i would fight that 6'5, 250 dude, then im going to fight him, if i dont want to fight that big guy, i wont fight the little guy. i hate the people who are quick to get into fights with guys who they feel are easy prey, but will let anything slide with someone theyre intimidated by. i hate those people. and thats my rant!
+1 I was kidding with my other post, i think the most effective way to deal with this is to walk away if possible.
Being untrained and overdressed I find that being smart about where i go and who i'm with are effective.